Book Review: Running a Micro Business

Running a Micro BusinessTaking another slight detour from the type of books I normally review here. Maybe this month’s theme should be “books that don’t fit the mold.” 🙂 I know that a lot of my readers have entrepreneurial minds. From book formatting to web design to Etsy shops, you find creative ways to make money. And maybe some of you who don’t currently run your own “Micro Business” would like to, you just don’t know how.

I would recommend this books (and it’s companion books) to any young person running or interested in running their own business. Here’s the review I wrote on Goodreads.

I picked this book up at a local homeschool conference. Because I have a bachelor’s degree in business, I figured most of it would be review but thought it might be a useful reference to have handy. I was right. It’s like having notes from my college classes in a simpler, more practically applicable form. Some of the information was a little over simplified for me, but for a teen or young adult just learning about business, it would be perfect. About half of this book focuses around proper record keeping, which is always dry, but at least in this book it’s understandable and concise. Anyone should be able to read through this book quickly and come away with a better understanding of how to run a micro-business.

I’ve been referencing Running a Micro Business and Money and Taxes in a Micro Business a lot as I work to publish Counted Worthy! As an added bonus, author Carol Topp has answered a couple questions I tweeted about her about taxes. Yay for friendly authors! 🙂

While we’re on the topic of businesses, how many of you are running entrepreneurial ventures? Share links to your websites, Etsy stores, etc. in the comments!

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2 Comments

  1. My 12yo dd is trying to — does that count? Her website is http://www.creationsbymaris.wordpress.com

    This sounds like a great book for her; thanks for the review!

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