Book Reviews

banner45677455 Stars – The Entrepreneur Within You, written by Julie M. Holloway plus the TEWCrew, and published by 220 Communications, is an excellent anthology that kept my attention from the beginning until the end. Each story provides some great insights into the world of entrepreneurship. Whether you’re contemplating becoming an entrepreneur or someone that has been in business for a while, this book is for you. There are stories that talk about how to overcome the obstacles of making the leap to entrepreneurship, the importance of sound relationship building to your business success, dealing with procrastination, overcoming the fear of being in business for yourself, the importance of marketing, understanding the tenacity that it takes to operate a successful business and many other pertinent subjects, you will walk away from each story with some valuable nuggets of information. The authors of this awesome anthology should be highly commended for sharing such honest, passionate, thought-provoking and informative stories. As I see it, The Entrepreneur Within You, should grace the shelves of every small business. I look forward to reading other books in the future published by 220 Publishing. ~Carla J. Curtis

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I ordered this book because I know a few of the authors, it turned out to have great stories and motivation, if your looking for a very good read this is it. – Eric P.

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“I started my first venture as an entrepreneur in 1998 as a Mortgage Broker. I can only imagine the exponential success I would have obtained if I had acquired the information outlined within this book back then. TEW will be an inspiration to business owners for many years to come. But more importantly, the information and strategies described will invigorate each of you to DreamBIG, Plan, get Excited, and take Action to start your own business NOW…for the world is waiting to cheer your success!” ~ L.I.F.E Intentional (Living In Fullness Everyday) by Anthony Lamar Smith author Anthony Smith

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My favorite part of TEW is the 30/60/90 day review written by Julie Holloway. It was transparent and gave an honest perspective of what entrepreneurship truly looks like – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is a must read for any budding entrepreneur. Learn from the experiences shared in this must-have book. ~ Patrice P.

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We are so proud of all of the TEW authors! ~ Mom & Dad

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This book is an easy, inspiring read. A true reference book for any budding or seasoned entrepreneur. JMH gives a real life perspective of owning and growing YOUR business. It SNA_4207v22 is not always pretty, but its always yours. The moment JMH decides her time is at hand, the creativity and prosperity flows. All of a sudden 60-90 days in she gets stuck. Stuck in disbelief, fear, disorganization. What does JMH do to conquer and push pass this rut? On day 91, she starts writing a book! A must read if you want to be inspired and enlightened by JMH and her empowering guest authors. This book is one that you can pick up in an afternoon to get just that creativity surge that all entrepreneurs need from time to time.

Gratefully yours,
Nicole Warner
Founder, Encourager, Entrepreneur

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I loved the book! It inspired and motivated me to get back to what’s really important to me and that’s pursuing my passion by starting my photography business. I could relate to many of the authors in the book. I could see myself in many of the stories, feeling and going through some of the same emotions some of the authors experienced. If they can accomplish their dreams then so can I. ~ K.S.I.

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I sure wish I read this book before I became my own boss.

~ Mickey Mouse

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One of the disadvantages of writing a “How To” book is finding new ways to introduce some of the same recycled information that is included in millions of other “How To” books. I didn’t like the fact this book didn’t include a numbered table of contents. In this type of book, a table of contents is very important because it help readers quickly find what they need instead of scrambling through the whole book. The “Journal” included in the book is basically 5 pages of questions and space to write your answers.

“The Entrepreneur Within You” contains real-life stories from individuals that found their passion and became successful with it. I think the book should be named – Inspirational Stories to Help You Find the Entrepreneur in You.

I’m a person that loves to read “How To” books, but this book didn’t introduce anything new to me.

If a person is just getting their feet wet with discovering their dreams/passions, this book may be useful.

Reviewed by: Orsayor, Oosa Book Club

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If I had to describe this book in one word: “AUTHENTIC”! I love how the authors shared real world trials and triumphs they experienced during their entrepreneurial journey. No matter how smart and savvy we are, we can only learn so much from our own experiences and from our own research. Learning from the experiences of others enables us to truly accelerate our growth! Therefore, my biggest take away from this book is the collective experiences and knowledge shared by the TEW Crew. I also found the book to be very inspirational. It left me feeling encouraged to move forward in pursuit of my dreams, and for that I am extremely grateful!Additionally, I’ve gotten much more from this book than any other book on my shelf because this group is genuinely invested in helping others get over their fears about starting a business, and to become successful. The TEW Crew offers additional support through workshops and book signing events. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the authors at a book signing event in Chicago, and they were all willing to share advice, offer encouragement, and even stay connected. I mean, who does that? Not many authors do, but the TEW Crew does! For these reasons and many more, I highly recommend this book to anyone considering a new business venture, and even those who are already in business. I also recommend taking advantage of TEW hosted workshops if you can. – Charmin
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