August 27


What I’m Reading Right Now

By Mimi MacLean

August 27, 2020

My Recent Reads

I enjoy reading, especially during the summer. Since this summer was a little different than others, and my kids were home instead of at summer camps, I switched over to audiobooks and listened as I went for my daily walk. It’s my little escape, and I love it.

Right now, I’m listening to Million Dollar Women by Julia Pimsleur. Melissa Biggs Bradley recommended this book to me, so if you missed her podcast, be sure to check it out here. It is a practical and inspiring guide for female entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level.

This fact astonished me:

Over the past twenty years, women in the US have started nearly twice as many businesses as men. Still, only three percent of all women business owners never make one million dollars or more revenues. What is holding us back?

Read Million Dollar Women to learn from the author, Julia Pimsleur, and seven other women who have raised capital established powerful networks and founded multi-million-dollar businesses. Julia intertwines useful advice, humor, stories, concepts, and vocabulary to prepare you to scale your business and secure funding. You’ll learn how to network, when to delegate, and deal with the pressures of being an entrepreneur.

Being a serial entrepreneur myself, I am continually thinking about what is missing in the market and how to bring my business to the next level. Million Dollar Women is one of my all-time favorite business books, and I would recommend it to everyone.

Other books I highly recommend for personal development are listed on the resource page.

For those interesting in learning about Julia’s story, keep reading below.

Julia Pimsleur is a serial entrepreneur who knows what it takes to build a successful business and raise angel and venture capital. In 1997, she co-founded the documentary film production company Big Mouth Productions and produced five films in five years, selling them to major networks. Four years later, she raised $6 million in angel/venture capital and grew from a $30,000 investment to a multi-million dollar company. Then, in 2003, she helped raise $20 million for human rights organizations. And in 2008, she founded Little Pim, a language learning company for young children. Realizing that many female business owners never reach that multi-million-dollar revenue, Julia founded the Million Dollar Women to help women go big.

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