Book Review: Elegant Entrepreneur

February 18, 2016

Elegant Entrepreneur
Danielle Tate
228 pages
ARC through NetGalley

From the Publisher:

Across a decade of her career as an entrepreneur, Danielle Tate learned how to transform good ideas into successful businesses. At age 25 she bootstrapped MissNowMrs and grew it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. As a young female founder, she noticed that few business guides offered step-by-step advice to smart but inexperienced women. Elegant Entrepreneur draws on Tate’s experience and on conversations with prominent entrepreneurs and top executives. She not only shows — in straightforward and easily accessible terms — how one can transform a rough concept into a lucrative business; she also gives readers a privileged peek into the entrepreneur lifestyle that allows business owners to take charge of their lives. Relevant both to women with no business background and to those in the process of developing a business, Elegant Entrepreneur offers key information and concepts from idea to exit. It discusses the early stages of evaluating an idea, understanding market demands, pitching ideas, building a team of partners and employees, launching, fundraising, marketing and growing a company, handling competition, and knowing when to sell. Tate navigates complex business terrain with clarity, insight, and yes, elegance. Readers are given the chance to see if entrepreneurship is right for them, and stand to gain the freedom, flexibility, and job satisfaction that comes with founding and running one’s own business.


I really enjoy reading nonfiction because there are so many books that can help me improve my life in so many different aspects.  Lately I’ve been on a kick reading books that teach me about business and marketing. Sometimes I have my blog in mind, and sometimes my husbands medical practice – both of which require me to research, plan and market completely different ways.  When I saw a copy of this book on NetGalley I thought it would be a book right up my alley – and would at least give me some great resources and ideas for at least one of my ventures.

This book was PACKED full of information.  It really is a book that I should read with a pen and paper in hand. There are some books that I just prefer to sit down and read a hard copy of this book to – versus the kindle edition, this is one of those books.  One thing that I really enjoyed about this book was at the end of every chapter there were takeaways bullet points, questions to ask yourself, insights  – and my favorite: further reading.  I loved those lists of further reading for every chapter!  My business/nonfiction TBR list just multiplied so many times from reading this book.

While I found the book really informational and helpful, it really did’t have the information that I was specially looking for, not at this point in time though. I would give it a 4 stars grade for that – but I do think it’s a really great assess for any entrepreneur out there. If you have a business idea, are thinking of starting a business or company, or are a small business owner this book is something that you should at least check out.  It’s a fairly easy read.  Full of information and ideas.

Grab your copy on Amazon HERE.  Currently, if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read this book for free.

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