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Birthing the Elephant

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A Woman's Go-for-it! Guide to Overcoming the Big Challenges of Launching a Business

This supportive handbook gives the small-business owner the staying power to survive and succeed in the business of her dreams.

Customized for the female entrepreneur's unique psychological experience of launching a business, Birthing The Elephant goes beyond logistics to prepare women for the emotional challenges they will face, with expert advice on reshaping one's business identity, giving up the paycheck mentality, anticipating problems, and avoiding costly mistakes.

Details: Paperback,
Author: Karin Abarbanel and Bruce Freeman


"Part portable success coach, part step-by-step guide through the life cycle of a small-business launch ... With the number of women-owned businesses growing in the U.S., the audience for this positive, cheerful, practical book should be substantial."

—Publishers Weekly

"Birthing the Elephant gives you the support you will need for your future growth. Read it and indulge your passion."

—Jessica McClintock, Founder & CEO, Jessica McClintock, Inc.

"My bed-and-breakfast business started out small and just keeps growing — thanks in part to start-up advice from Karin and Bruce. Everyone needs a success coach to cheer them on and whisper encouraging advice in their ear when the going gets tough! They've helped me realize my dream."

—Becky Rohrer, owner of the College Inn in Westerville Ohio

About Karin Abarbanel and Bruce Freeman

Karin Abarbanel runs a marketing communications firm and served as Avon's spokesperson for its "Corporation to Cottage" initiative. she is the author of How to Succeed on Your Own and The Art of Winning Foundation Grants and speaks frequently about women entrepreneurs, small business, and career trends. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and her son.

Bruce is nationally known as the "Small Business Professor", as well as a syndicated columnist for Scripps Howard News Service. He is the president of Proline Communications and serves as adjunct professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Kean and Seton Hall universities. Bruce lives with his wife and two daughters in Livingston, New Jersey.

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