She Means Business

Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
Narrated by: Carrie Green
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Are you ready to turn your ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business? There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection, you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success. In this book Carrie Green shows you how. Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20. She knows what it's like to be an ambitious and creative woman with big dreams and huge determination...but she also knows the challenges of starting and running a business, including the fears, confusion, and blocks that entrepreneurs face. Based on her personal, tried-and-tested experience, she offers valuable guidance and powerful exercises to help you:

  • Get clear on your business vision
  • Move past the fears and doubts that can get in the way
  • Understand your audience, so you can truly connect with them
  • Create your brand and build a tribe of raving fans, subscribers, and customers
  • Manage your time, maintain focus, and keep going in the right direction
  • Condition yourself for success
  • And so much more!

If you're a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.

©2017 Hay House (P)2017 Hay House
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Full of hot air

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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I didn't really find anything of actual value just a lot of stories about herself and others who managed to come up with ideas to start businesses. It's nice to know if she can do it so can I... If I had a dollar for every time she plugged her website I would probably be a hundred dollars richer. This was a very "ra ra ra you go girl" book with lots of feel good vibes but no real usable content.

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Marvelous Book.. Inspirational, educational and a pleasure to read

It's been a very long time since I have felt this inspired and motivated. Carrie's book is not only inspirational but educational. Her approach to entrepreneurship is very unique. In this book not only she shares her experience building the biggest online platform for female entrepreneurs, but she shares with her readers everything that has worked for her and provides very clear guidelines to help you turn your dreams into reality. This book has everything, more than good writing, good editing, and a great story that makes you want to read it again. This books provides the necessary tools to stop doubting yourself and start taking action.

As I started reading it, I started to feel so much more positive, and full of energy, so I decided to buy the Audiobook which allowed me to listen to it in the car while driving to my business. This book is a must read for any women who is looking to do more, to trust and put herself out there to shine and be successful.

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Worst book ever

This book over promises, under-delivers. Mostly the advice is: change your posture, watch motivational videos. hope the universe will help and "believe." Sorry but it takes way more than that to build a business. If you're looking to simply feel good and read some inspiring quotes, this book is for you. But if you're looking for actual helpful advice and actionable items to help you succeed, this book WON'T HELP.

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Love this so much

Would you consider the audio edition of She Means Business to be better than the print version?

This book is incredible. I've had so many brainstorms and I am so inspired.

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A Complete Inspiration

Where does She Means Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I just love the authenticity Carrie Green bring to the table.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love how Carrie Green share the story of other entrepreneurs as well.

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

Carrie makes you feel like you are just girlfriends sharing your experiences.

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

I love hearing about Carrie's journey!

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Carrie Green has poured her heart and soul into this book. What an inspiration she is sharing all her experience and tips for succeeding as an entrepreneur. She is the real deal and knows how to dig in and make things happen. I can't wait to read it again!

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Super Actionable Steps!

l loved this book, it has so many examples and then gives specific action steps to follow to help you move yourself and business forward.

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Fluffy and repetitive.

I don't think this book has a real thesis to it, no real plan, full of fluff, and all around was a common feel-good "#bossbabe" coffee-table reader. It is mostly about Green's business success, which can be helpful as anecdotes but seem to take over the whole book. I came away with "the universe will deliver" as the only mantra, which I really can't take too seriously. I sped it up to 1.5 speed and listened on the bus, but it still felt tedious; this is mostly due to the repetition of "I" or "me" or "my" or "FEA." I was relieved when the book was over but also disappointed that the rave reviews were based on appreciating fluff. I had continued to listen with the hopes of receiving that "ah-ha!" chapter that makes the whole book worth it. Lol.
All that said, Carrie Green has provided a first-step, warm-and-fuzzy book for nervous and hesitant female entrepreneurs, (which also functions as a clever ad for her website...), so I'd recommend it for high school students and those who are only just dipping their toes into the world of business books and entrepreneurship.

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Saying the same thing over and over

Didn't really get anything from this just saying the same thing over and over......just say what you want and go for it gratitude same thing others have said. Long for short message

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Mostly Fluff

While Carrie Green is wildly successful (and you will hear ALL about it in this book), she said it herself... Paraphrasing: "You're not going to please everyone. Different people are motivated by and connect best with different people." I'm sure she's a wonderful and obviously very hard-working person, but I was put off with the hundreds of times I heard "I" or "me" or "my" or the name of her business and the many, many references to the website. This book seemed like 90% motivation and inspiration. I don't need confidence. I need an action plan. I found myself constantly fast-forwarding 30 seconds at a time to try to find meat and escape the endless stories.

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Motivating & Inspiring

I've listen to a total of 3 books to test drive audio books while working on my small business. This one is by far the best. I go through it in one day of work and I wasn't bored at all ( like the other books who will remain nameless) I was inspired I learned a lot of things about my self and business that I plan use going forward. Great read

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  • Claire Symeonides
  • 10-25-17

Some nice tips for developing entrepreneurs!

Carrie had some useful and insightful tips and ideas for entrepreneurs on any stage in their journey (even those who are just thinking about starting a business!)
The book was slightly slow to get going for me; the "motivational" part 1 I felt was quite long, and I was keen to hear more of the details about marketing/developing the business, etc. It was worth the wait, as I very much enjoyed the rest of the book and I will definitely be using some of the skills she recommended.

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  • Jo
  • 10-04-17

Surprisingly good

I wasn't sure about this during the first chapter but oh wow, I'm glad I stick with it as it surprised me in a good way - a very informative & helpful book - highly recommend whether you're considering going it alone or using the great advice & tips to improve where you work now - it's a win win.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-17

Amazing read!

Loved it! So many gems in that book. Every female entrepreneur needs to read this!

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  • Jennifer
  • 07-25-17

loved it & now i know what to do!

lovely voice, very relatable person, passionate and smart with very simple clear directives to start taking action immediately, even if you don't know what you're doing to do.. this will help you find out (Thank you Carrie!) xx

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  • Victoria Maskell
  • 11-01-18

All female entrepreneurs need this book

I really enjoyed this book and Carrie's unique introverted yet strong approach. Carrie is very honest with the ups and downs of her journey which I think is very refreshing and she shares case studies from a range of different businesses so no matter what your field of business there will be something for you.
As a mindset coach I liked the balance of her mindset elements and then her strategy that has allowed her to become the amazing success she is.
I would definitely recommend this book for any aspiring entrepreneurs!

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  • Aurélie
  • 06-14-17

Inspiring & Motivating, I needed this book

What did you like most about She Means Business?

I bought the book and found it so good that I subscribed to Audible for the first time and got it to be able to listen on the go, to listen when I am stuck and feel down and need to be motivated and inspired. I like how Carry keeps saying, I'm not better than anyone, if I did it you can do it too!

What other book might you compare She Means Business to, and why?

I read girlboss, I really loved it but She means business is completely different, it takes you to the entrepreneurial journey from the idea to the let's make it happen and be successful.

In this book, you will learn that it is ok to be scared, it is ok to feel overwhelm, two of the biggest obstacles that every entrepreneur faces, Carrie shows us how to fight these feelings.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I like the clear actions points and tips at the end of each chapter.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Great book, I couldn't put it down, easy read, great content, clear action points some top tips. I highly recommend this book for every women in business, a great tool if you want inspiration and motivation.

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She means business, and thanks to the book, now I mean business!

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  • Miss 876
  • 05-31-17

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It seemed liked she was just telling a story or repeating exactly what she had learned somewhere. It didn't hold my attention.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-17

Humble + very valuable advice

What I love about this book is that it isn't preaching or patronising (just finished listening to Girl Boss ~ which is slightly ott) . It's for real women. The advice is totally relatable and coherent.

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  • nikki
  • 07-01-20

Empowering book for female entrepreneurs

Loved this audible book. I found it informative and easy to listen to. The action steps and the additional work book have kept me moving forward. Carrie is very relatable and I found her journey to be inspirational.

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  • Marbeka Malek
  • 05-18-20

My New Bible!

Loved it! I shall refer to her guide as much as poss. She is real!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-18

Amazing Book for ANY entrepreneur!!!

Amazing book for anyone starting a business. The lessons are universally helpful but not necessarily only to women as the contents CM assist any startup, this however is a refreshing story from a female perspective and is very inspirational - covering topics from mindset to visualisation, through to practical steps to get your business started and brought to market. I am now a huge fan!!!!!!

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  • Sarah L.
  • 03-10-18

love the wisdom

thank you fir purserving with following your dreams and goals so that I can share in your wisdom.

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  • agata Santagati
  • 02-27-18

The best entrepreneur BIBLE ever

It’s the best resource I’ve found so far! Inspiring and such a great value!!!
I had the eBook, I bought 5 books for me and put 4 as incentive for my team and now I’ve just finished the audiobook! I will defo listen to it again!!!!

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  • Alana Nixon
  • 09-26-17

Carrie is an awesome business cheerleader

Where does She Means Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book comes in top. I'm a few years into my business and while I'm having some success, there are still plenty of big goals I still have. Hearing about Carrie's progression and her encouraging words is helping me to keep moving forward.

What does Carrie Green bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I love Carrie's friendly tone and her accent too.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me feel inspired to strive for more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-17

Authentic Business Advice She Walks her Talk

What did you like most about She Means Business?

Carrie is authentic, open and honest about the highs and lows of Business Ownership.
Her practical approach, guidance and her own story creates the framework each Business women can use to grow her own Business.

Have you listened to any of Carrie Green’s other performances? How does this one compare?

When an author narrates her own work, its always a great performance

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is now a recommended book for all of my Women in Business Clients.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-20-17

You need this book!

Absolutely loved this- have listened to it twice already! Unbelievably helpful for business owners ! Yes

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-20

I loved every second!

I don’t normally leave reviews but I felt like I had to after reading she means business because I loved every minute of that book! I can’t fault it anywhere, Thankyou so much Carrie! Looking forward to your next book whenever that might be x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-24-19

Loved it!

Carrie is full of amazing real world advice with practical step by step guidelines for helping grow any business.

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  • Sharon Casagrande
  • 08-26-19

Useful Information

Loved the book. Great if you are thinking about starting a business. Lots of tips that you can put in to place straight away.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-19

Loved this book

I found this book extremely motivating and inspiring and so so helpful, I am so happy to have stumbled across it