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Publisher's Summary

The essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to go big, which shows you how to turn that creative idea into a million-dollar-plus business.

American women are starting businesses at nearly twice the rate that men are, but only 3 percent of female business owners have revenues of over $1 million. Most women entrepreneurs are stuck at the mom-and-pop level, just getting by or, in many cases, running out of cash.

Julia Pimsleur shares her inspiring story of building her own company and raising millions in capital in a guide for women like her who have great ideas and need to find the resources to take them into the big leagues. In Million Dollar Women, Pimsleur introduces you to seven women who, instead of leaning in, simply left corporate America and marched into the world of entrepreneurship. They have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and generated multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. When Pimsleur herself started Little Pim, a company that produces a program for young children to learn foreign languages, she wanted to create an exceptional experience. But soon she realized that she had to think and behave differently to become the head of a multimillion-dollar company. Eventually she transformed from a creative person with a business idea into a CEO running a business with a creative idea at its center.

Million Dollar Women will teach you the concepts, the lexicon, and the steps for taking a business big. It shows you how to network, when to delegate, and when to get extra coaching. Above all it provides help for overcoming the kind of emotional hurdles you have to jump to join the million-dollar-plus business owners - and cheers you on in overcoming every obstacle. With her friendly, pragmatic advice, her humor, and an appendix of exercises to take your ideas from theory to practice, Julia Pimsleur's audiobook is an invaluable reference.

©2015 Julia Pimsleur (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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brag book

I Title this " brag book" but in a good way...I think we should all toot own horns however the title of the book being an essential guide is very deceiving when the majority of the book talks about her, her accomplishments and her life and not so much tips tools and real 'how to'

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  • RJM
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Not a how-to book

I think I was expecting something more along the lines of "Secrets of Six Figure Women". This is basically her story of starting a business and how she raised the capital to launch it. If you don't people who can give you $20k to fund your start up, this book isn't going to be very helpful for you.

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Not only wish had this book 20yrs ago - as a girl!

Respectful of little time and huge desire for info and know how of many of us found this just wonderful in a Goldilocks ways of 'just right' stories, background, resources and the intricasies of processes (thank you!!!) Appreciated

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Lots of little nuggets

I loved this because because she gave lots of practical tips and nuggets to go to the next level. She spent quite a bit of time discussing fundraising. Before I finished this book it gave me the drive and energy to renew my love for my business and see a way out from feeling so overwhelmed with everything. Highly recommend for any female entrepreneur

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LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

I could not put this book down. I listened to it on Audible and basically had my headphones in my ears for two days straight. This book is exactly what I needed right now in my life. Thank you for writing this book, Julia. It is truly a breath of fresh air and inspiration.

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Great Book to Inspire the Entrepreneur in You

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great book to read especially if you are on your journey to being an entrepreneur. It is very inspirational with a lot of good tips. Julia also provides a lot of tools on her website. I have the hardcover book and I have also listened to this book twice. On my journey I will keep this book as my go to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Have you listened to any of Julia Pimsleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not had the opportunity.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Ready, set, grow, and be woman.

Any additional comments?

Loved the book.

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Woman CEOs Rock!!

Awesome book! I wish there was a way to get access to the resources mentioned that I assume are only available in the physical book.

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Not Relatable to Me

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I really didn't enjoy the beginning at all where she talks about her family legacy and all the money she asked from friends and family to start her business. Many people don't have those kinds of resources where they can ask for thousands and thousands of dollars from people they know. Or ask lawyer friends and business people to get advice from.

I wasn't inspired by this. And I couldn't relate to any of it.

Has Million Dollar Women turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but it makes me realize there need to be more books of women entrepreneurs from all walks of life, not just from privileged places.

What did you take away from Million Dollar Women that you can apply to your work?

There were a few nuggets of advice I enjoyed, nothing in particular.

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If you could sum up Million Dollar Women in three words, what would they be?

real stories, inspiring, worth it

What was one of the most memorable moments of Million Dollar Women?

The whole book is amazing. Julia was able to point out many fears and limiting believes many business women impose on themselves. I love how she inspires to reach for high goals and seek for help to scale the business. Anything is possible.The interviews she did were an eye openers.

What does Julia Pimsleur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved how Julia PImsleur read the book herself and not somebody else. I could hear her passion about her Little Pim business and her family.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

We can have it all just not at the same time.

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Best start-up book for women

Would you listen to Million Dollar Women again? Why?

I read all the start-up, self-help, business books out there, and Julia's book is the most inspirational I've read to date. She touches so many practical issues that pops up for women, and although I initially didn't like the title of the book - it really is what the book is about, challenging women to think big.