I read this as part of my ongoing business training. You can grab your Amazon copy here.
FROM AMAZON: “This is a powerful book–Tiny is mighty. Sharon Rowe’s simple shift in thinking is a profound idea, precisely what we need to hear.”
-Seth Godin, Author Linchpin
Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we’re warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. Eco-Bags Products founder Sharon Rowe says there’s another way: go tiny.
Like a tiny house, a tiny business is built on maintaining a laser focus on what is essential by living an intentional life. As an entrepreneur and mother, Rowe is most concerned with putting family first, maintaining financial security, and doing something that makes an impact in the world. Using the success story of Eco-Bags Products, Rowe distills the step-by-step process of building a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable venture that doesn’t compromise your values. She shows you how to test your concept, manage your money and priorities, and more, while staying true to the “tiny” ethos.
MY REVIEW: (4 STARS) The Magic of Tiny Business is informative, engaging, and filled with tips for how to start a small business.
Sharon Rowe talks about her business, and the mistakes she made throughout growing said business.
She also talks about what she did right and offers tips.
I’m only giving this 4 stars. While I found the tips and information valuable, I think Rowe kept circling back to own business too much. I wasn’t personally interested that she swims almost every day or that she was an actress before ECOBAGS became a business.
I know everyone has a “how I got here” story, but some of the details were repetitive and could have been left out.
Other than that, it’s a great book; easy to read and full of useful info.