--Fashion editor Cornelia Powell left stressful corporate life to open a vintage bridal shop.
--Homemaker Patti Upton built Aromatique, now a 500-person company, inspired by a product she created "just for fun."
--Rachel Ashwell founded Shabby Chic, a chain of interior design shops, and has written several bestselling books.
--Sisters Mickey Kelly and Susan Kelly Panian, tired of retail life, turned their home-furnishings store into a flourishing mail-order business.
--Elizabeth Terry nurtured her passion for food into a thriving restaurant, Elizabeth on 37th in Savannah.
Behind every successful woman is a tale of self-reliance, persistence, and the joy of following one's heart. Author Janet Allon, a New York Times reporter, distills the essence of the entrepreneur and explains the secrets of:
--choosing your niche in the marketplace
--working with family and friends
--creating a place that reflects your style
--finding the courage to take risks
--turning mistakes to your advantage
In an extensive resource section, listings of the most useful publications, websites, and professional associations guide you toward your goal. Whether you want to be a hatmaker or a shoemaker, a potter or a pastry chef, you'll find the way in The business of Bliss.
Introduced in 1987 and enjoyed by four million readers every month, Victoria magazine devotes its articles to fashion, home, and cooking. It has also featured more than 2000 women who have turned their passions into full-time professions.
The Business of Bliss is a beautifully done book featuring many inspirational chapters of how more than 30 women have turned their passions into successful businesses. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002 by Sheri Smith
I bought this book for the very reason that I was hoping to find the basics on how to start a business. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002 by Katinka C. Rodriguez
I bought this book about a year ago and just thought I would flip through it for inspiration . . .boy, was I wrong. Read morePublished on July 9 2001
I think this book did just what it set out to do-inspire and entertain with wonderful stories and pictures. Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2000
A pretty picture book, with very little in the way of actual business advice. Pleasant for perusing, but if you're looking for an actual "how to" book, look elsewhere.Published on April 28 2000