Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Sonora Beam (book review)


Ahh, this is a yummy book. From the cover to the pages inside filled with expressive journaling prompts, ideas for developing business concepts and a focus on the process of creating your own creativity it just glows. This book makes me want to start a new business (just kidding, honey!) Seriously, I created a journal when we started Panopolie that wasn't even half as intricate as any of the pages in this book and it was tremendously helpful. I put together quotes, images of products and decor ideas, potential store layouts, and journal entries (direct quote "don't work too much!")

One of the best things about this book is the way Sonora Beam encourages potential entrepreneurs by getting them to set limits. In one of the first chapters she reminds folks not to go all crazy buying supplies to make their journal. That is great advice. Fancy do-dads won't get your business off the ground any sooner! It is also great advice because you will be MORE creative with limits in any endeavor, from a journal to your actual, real, business.

Sonora Beam's experience as a therapist and artist come together in this encouraging and useful book. This would make a great gift for anyone who needs a little push to get those dreams out of their head and into the world. That person just might be you! The book isn't on our website yet, so call the store at 919-834-6260 and order it today.