Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

by Christy Wright

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Overview

There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action.
* Help you create a step-by-step, customized plan to start and grow your business
* Show you how to manage your time so you can have a business and life that you love
* Explain overwhelming business stuff like pricing, taxes, and budgeting in simple terms
* Teach you how to use marketing to reach the right people in the right way

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942121039
Publisher: Ramsey Press
Publication date: 04/17/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 85,204
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

Both entertaining and inspiring, Christy Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality who presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright joined Ramsey Solutions in 2009 and has educated and entertained audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences, and Fortune 500 companies. Wright uses her experience as an entrepreneur and leader to connect with women and give them practical advice and solutions for their personal and professional development. She has touched the lives of many with her inspiring and thought-provoking messages on topics including life balance, leadership and goal setting.

Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee. She and her husband, Matt, live in Brentwood, Tennessee, with their sons, Carter and Conley.

Her new book, Business Boutique, releases April 2017.

You can follow Wright on Twitter and Instagram @ChristyBWright and online at christywright.com or facebook.com/OfficialChristyWright.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword xiii

Introduction: You Are Not Alone xvi

Chapter 1 It All Starts with a Story: Finding Your Motivation 1

Chapter 1 Action Items 9

Chapter 2 Fear Is Normal: Overcoming Doubt and Eliminating Excuses 11

Chapter 2 Action Items 26

Chapter 3 A Plan to Win: Building a Business to Last 29

Chapter 3 Action Items 41

Tier 1 Build Your Foundation 43

Chapter 4 Why Matters: Why You Do It Affects How You Do It 45

Chapter 4 Action Items 53

Chapter 5 Permission to Dream: Creating a Vision for Where You Want to Go 54

Chapter 5 Action Items 65

Chapter 6 From Dreaming to Doing: Setting Goals that Get You There 66

Chapter 6 Action Items 78

Tier 2 Make It Yours 81

Chapter 7 Play to Your Strengths: Building Your Business Around Your Life 83

Chapter 7 Action Items 96

Chapter 8 The Love-Hate Relationship with Money: Your Guilt-Free Guide for Making More and Stressing Less 98

Chapter 8 Action Items 108

Chapter 9 Make the Most of Your Resources: Planning Your Money, Time, Schedule, and Space 110

Chapter 9 Action Items 125

Tier 3 Up and Running 129

Chapter 10 The Follow-Through: Figuring Out the Operational Side of Things 131

Chapter 10 Action Items 149

Chapter 11 Best Business Practices: Running Your Business Like a Pro 151

Chapter 11 Action Items 164

Chapter 12 How to Make Money at This: Understanding Profits, Pricing, and Paying Yourself 167

Chapter 12 Action Items 183

Chapter 13 The Business Side of Things: Breaking through the Boring Stuff 185

Chapter 13 Action Items 196

Tier 4 Put Yourself Out There 199

Chapter 14 Marketing Your Business: Four Things You Need to Know to Make an Impact 201

Chapter 14 Action Items 217

Chapter 15 The Story You're Telling: Reaching the Right People the Right Way 221

Chapter 15 Action Items 237

Chapter 16 Making the Sale: How to Promote Your Business Without Being Pushy 239

Chapter 16 Action Items 253

What's Next? Chasing Your Version of Success 257

Chapter 17 Take It to the Next Level: Growing, Scaling, and Expanding Your Business 259

Chapter 17 Action Items 277

Chapter 18 The Balancing Act: How to Build Your Business and Still Have a Life 279

Chapter 18 Action Items 296

Chapter 19 You've Got This! 298

Notes 303

Interviews

I want to help women like me, women like my mom, and women like you. It’s a powerful thing to see women step into their God-given gifts. We are creating a movement of women making money doing what they love. And the best part is that this is just the beginning!

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an early copy of Business Boutique and absolutely loved it! Reading this book you will feel like Christy Wright is your friend and cheerleader. She gives practical hands on advice for how to take your dream and turn it in to something tangible. This is a book that I will refer to again and again!
Graffanino More than 1 year ago
This fantastic book for anyone looking to turn a hobby into a business! I attended the first Business Boutique conference and was blown away by how valuable the information was. This book will educate, empower, and enable you to start your own small business in whatever you are passionate about. By far the best book I've come across for turning a hobby into a paying gig! Highly recommended!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege to get an advanced copy of Christy's book. It is packed with great ideas and insights into the business world. If you have been thinking about starting a home business, transforming a hobby into a business or already have a business and just want some good, sound business advice, this is a must read for you. I have an in-home embroidery business and struggled with pricing my items. Christy has helped me feel get over this struggle. She can help you to see your business in a new light. Christy brings years of business experience as a business entrepreneur, as well as what she learned from her mother's experiences starting up and running a bakery. I only wish I had had this book 10 years ago when I started my embroidery business.
Cheryl Mauldin More than 1 year ago
Christy's book is a must-read for the woman who is ready to step into her purpose and start a business doing what she loves!
Dclokey More than 1 year ago
I'm in love with this book! The advice and guidance will help me take my business to the next level. I had a detailed plan on what to do. This book gave me the information I needed in such a fun and friendly way. This book is like having coffee with Christy Wright and transforming your business at the same time. I highly recommend this book! I received an early copy of Business Boutique in digital format but I will be buying a hard copy. I know I will refer back to this book time and time again!
Just4Jude More than 1 year ago
This book was so on point. It resonated with me and was hard to put down. Christy is a gifted writer. She captures the essence of female entrepreneurs in this captivating book. She really dives into the heart and minds of women in this book and helps us overcome our flaws to be able to succeed in our business dreams. If you are on the fence about purchasing this book take a leap to the other side of the fence. The grass is much greener over here! Christy gives in depth information from formulating an idea for the ideal business for you and your strengths to growing and expanding your business. It doesn't matter where you are in your business journey you need her expert advice. I received an early copy of this book to review it and it was a real God send.
CortneyR More than 1 year ago
Christy Wright has a heart for women with a dream. She has a heart to reach women who have a hope and a vision to start out on their own in business; to break away from the 9-5; to use their gifts in a way that contributes meaningful income; to work flexible hours at their homes or from another locale; to design the life they want around their values and on their terms. She recognizes that many people in her audience don’t have business degrees and so she gives a step-by-step plan for moving from dream to foundation to flourishing. In this book she covers everything from overcoming fear and doubt (my personal favorite revelation here is that there is enough space for us all), creating vision and setting goals, tips for not feeling guilty about selling or getting paid, creating a structure for your business that helps you maximize your productivity, setting up operations, managing social media, establishing good business policies, and information on taxes, money, and legal issues. These are only a few of the topics covered in the Business Boutique book. For me though, the most powerful messages in this book didn’t come from the excellent practical advice she gives on establishing and growing your business (though I took copious notes on those!). Rather, it’s in the way that she opened and shifted my thinking. At her heart, Christy is motivational, an encourager. She encourages us to really flesh out our dreams and desires. In a world without fear or limits, she says, what would you pursue? Do you want to stay at home with your kids? Do you want to have a national business? Do you want be able to support your parents? Do you want to end up on Shark Tank? She also encourages us to embrace what we love to do. She reminds us that the world is not a place of limits or scarcity, but one of opportunity and limitless possibility. I received an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In my honest opinion this book will help those who have a dream and are ready to take the first steps to turn their dream or their hobby into a business.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who is not sure the business venture that I am going to take, I loved this book. It helped me flesh out some ideas that are floating around in my head. The book will be a valuable resource as I go back to plan out my business when I get it up and going. I did receive an early release copy of this book.
MandiMiller More than 1 year ago
I was so incredibly lucky to have received an early copy of Business Boutique and I am so thankful that I did. This is such a great book that I just could not put down. There are so many helpful things in this book that have really helped me launch my photography business with the confidence that I can do this. I highly recommend this book for all women at all stages of business because this has a little bit of something for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book. I have attended Business Boutique live events in the past and while they were fun and exciting the information was a lot to take in. As Christy says it really was like trying to catch a tidal wave in a teacup. This new book is a step by step guide of how to create,start and grow your business. I love that you can go at your own pace and the action items at the end of the chapters keep you focused. In addition to my own copy I bought additional copies for other ladies in my life. Definitely worth the price of admission. Please note: I was given a free advanced copy for my unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is far better than I expected! I was privileged enough to receive an early copy of Business Boutique and I honestly could not put it down! I enjoyed how the book seemed like a textbook and workbook all in one! Christy breaks down business into small bite size pieces so anyone with passion and hard work could achieve a successful business. I especially enjoyed the fact that it seems like a best friend telling it how it is and giving you permission to win!
lscox More than 1 year ago
Business Boutique - A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What she Loves - Walks you through step by step helping you find define your vision to creating a solid foundation for your business. Walks you through the financial maze to helping you achieve your goals. I would recommend this as a must read and if you can, attend one of the Business Boutique events. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of Business Boutique and just received the hard copy today. Can't wait to start working through the chapters again.
A_Cancel More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to have received an early copy of the Business Boutique book, especially at this time of my life. Christy has that mentor-sister energy that will tell you what it is that you need to build your unique business in a practical and nurturing way. from the beginning of the book to the end you are in a conversation with her and she has set action plans for you to follow. I astronomically recommend this to any woman that needs that boost of confidence to follow her gift and make it a business.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christy Wright has a heart for women in business and it shows in her writing. I went to the Business Boutique event last year and listen to her podcast often. Her book is a great summation of everything I learned from the event and continue to learn from her podcast. Being a part of Dave Ramsey solutions and having his endorsement doesn't hurt, either! If you're looking for motivation and empowerment, this is the book for you. You'll also find a plan to develop practical things such as a business and financial plan. Much of the valuable information in this book were covered in the event I attended and in her podcast, but I could still see it being valuable to other long time Christy fans. I would recommend this book to any woman who wants to or has already started a business! **I received an early copy of this book.**
RitaMReali More than 1 year ago
In Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves, you'll discover everything you need to begin living your dream of running your own business. Christy Wright walks you, step by step, along the road from “finding your why” (the reason you want to go into business in the first place) to identifying your customers and meeting/exceeding their needs and expectations… all the way to keeping your business in the good graces of the government when tax time rolls around. Christy’s lived it. From her earliest memories, Christy watched her own mother live it. She knows how challenging it is to juggle full-time work and family and friends, manage a household and run a successful side business. She knows all about the little niggling nay-saying inner voices that derail our dreams and keep us from pursuing what we love. Christy understands how difficult it is to step out in faith and take that first terrifying step… her stories about perseverance in the face of fear and soul-crushing adversity are both heartening and empowering. And her personal stories (about facing even the small hurdles we women tend to turn into gigantic boulders in our paths) are hilariously human. Having attended Christy’s first two Business Boutique two-day events in Nashville (in 2015 and 2016), I can attest that Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves distills the lessons presented – and keeps them close by as you need them. It’s like having a one-on-one session with Christy right at your fingertips; she’s there, coaching you and reassuring you at every step. And trust me – this is one book that won’t languish with all those ‘start your own business’ books on your bookshelf; it’ll be right on your desk, where you can access it at a moment’s notice. Follow the guidelines laid out in this book and you’ll find yourself equipped with all the tools you need to succeed in realizing your dream.
MadebymamaUSdotcom More than 1 year ago
I attended a Business Boutique event and received an advance copy of the book. The book is everything you missed in the event and more! Christy Wright has thoroughly thought out every element of business and puts it in conversational terms that even an artist, like myself, can understand. I have gone from being depressed and discouraged about ever doing what I love to actually doing it each and every day. Just because of the information in this boutique, my life has changed in a matter of months and I am so happy doing what I love!
RachelEubanks More than 1 year ago
Who you are will always be more than enough -Christy Wright Christy's book is chocked full of inspiration, motivation, and information. Throughout the book, she describes watching her mother start her own bakery and grow it into a successful business. Christy draws upon this experience, as well as her own entrepreneurial ventures, to openly discuss the fear, doubt, and vulnerability women often feel when creating a business of their own. I received an early copy of Business Boutique and could hardly put it down! I recommend it to women creating something of their own (or who already have done so). This book reminds you that you are not alone in this grand adventure of business and life; others have been there, felt it, and succeeded at it.
TheFaithfulCottage More than 1 year ago
So excited about this book! I pre-ordered Christy's book, Business Boutique {and all of the other fun goodies that came with the pre-order deal!} and I can not wait to get it in the mail! But while waiting for April 17th to roll around, I was lucky enough to receive an early [eBook] copy...did I mentioned how excited I was about this release?! I started reading it right away and immediately fell in love with the way Christy wrote the book ~ she is so adorable and down to earth; she is totally speakin' my language throughout the entire book. I must add, I am not finished with it yet, I'm on Chapter 16, but what I can tell you is that I can barely wait for the hard copy of my book to come in the mail so I can read it over again {and again} and put my pencil and highlighter to the book and start seeing my small business plan fall in to place. Christy talks about overcoming fear when diving in to that thing you want to do and love so much; that thing you feel you were made for. The encouragement and the logistical approach she gives behind 'doing it scared' is so motivating, it will inspire you to want to get started right away too! Life is too short to feel stuck, and this book, Business Boutique, is just the thing I needed to push me through the point of fear and into the confidence of pursuing my God given talents. I'm still in the "Dreamer" phase, as Christy references in her book, but now I have a road map to help me identify my strengths and how to best put them in to a business plan. So with this book {and a lot of prayer} I will start workin' the process and steps she has laid out in the Business Boutique book, and then I'm headed to Nashville in November for the 2017 Business Boutique conference to take my ideas from dreamer to doer! If you're interested in pursuing your passion and don't know where to start....I'm tellin' you gals, this book is it!! Happy Reading!! {xoxo}
Sweetpea17 More than 1 year ago
I received an early copy of Business Boutique and absolutely loved it! I have a small home based business that I started two years ago and found the information in her book so relatable and personal. She shares many inspiring stories that are very impactful! Business Boutique is a step by step guide to either starting a new business or taking your business to the next level. She is clear and concise and gives extensive information on each step so that you are set up for great success!
KimberlyOaster More than 1 year ago
Have you been wanting to know how to make money doing what you love? Do you dream of starting a business or growing the one you have? Your dream will be turned into a business that is making money in a no time just by following the small steps in the book. If the huge task of getting started has stopped you, pick up this guidebook and get started now. You will be able to assess how much time and energy you can save by working wisely, rather than trying to make up a plan on your own. I was excited to read an early release of this book and find that Christy Wright coaches you step by step on how to overcome your fears, get your ideas lined up, how to plan your business so that you run it - rather than have your business run you. Having already implemented what Christy teaches here, I can attest to the fact that you will be able to start or upgrade your business simply and quickly. When the list of what-to-dos is lengthy and daunting, it is a relief to have Christy break down the steps, including giving comprehensive reasons why you should do things it in a certain order.
MelanieLLewis More than 1 year ago
I was a lucky girl to receive an early copy of Business Boutique and I’m so glad for it! The business landscape is changing and more than ever women are finding their place in the marketplace by starting small businesses. Christy Wright’s book, Business Boutique, approaches historically overwhelming business concepts and translates them into fun, inspirational, and ultimately understandable practices. Through her storytelling she invites readers on a journey to explore their own dreams of using their gifts to create the life they want; and make money while doing it. If you have ever listened to any of Christy’s podcasts, radio interviews, or attended a live event you’ll surely hear her voice through this book. Christy’s positive encouragement, wit, and Southern charm present suggestions to help get your business started and she offers tools to help remove barriers from start up through marketing, growth and sales to set women up for success! If you’ve been tossing around some business ideas or need help getting your business to the next level, and need help with ideas or a plan, grab a cup of coffee and sit down with Christy Wright’s Business Boutique. You won’t regret it!
BethanyHanson More than 1 year ago
I received an early copy of Business Boutique. Christy Wright gives a beautiful compilation of encouragement, stories and practical steps for women at all stages of business. From dreamers to current business owners, there's something for every woman interested or involved in business!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was blessed to receive an early copy of Business Boutique. It is the perfect guide to making your dreams come true. Christy writes from experience and motivates you to profitability, helping you with every step. Very Empowering!
PaigeE More than 1 year ago
I received an early copy of Business Boutique and I couldn't be more thrilled to have a hard copy on the way! This book is a refreshing combination of research, personal anecdotes, and practical steps to launch a business. Christy is the mentor (and big sister) you never knew you needed. She takes the complexities of business, simplifies them, and leaves the mansplaining out of it. She prepares you with honest advice and real world scenarios to help you make each step as personal as possible. Don't pick up this book if you don't plan to do some work though. This is not just a theoretical analysis on women in business - this is your manual for getting started. If you think you can skirt by with this book and without a business plan - think again. This is not just some frilly emotional boost for your side-hustle. This is real-world, business advice, just packaged in a way that's fun and easy to digest. Don't underestimate the level of commitment that's required here. And don't underestimate Christy's business prowess either. If you finish this book without some form of business plan in place, that's on you. Because this book really has the nitty gritty of what you need to get started. Christy is passionate about women's God-given gifts and about inspiring them to put them to good use. She wants you to live the life you imagine for yourself, and to be smart about getting there. What more could you ask of a mentor? What more could you want from a book about business?
TheUndergroundToySociety More than 1 year ago
Since I am an author, I am so grateful that I received an early copy of Business Boutique. This book is very inspiring and uplifting. There are numerous examples from Christy about her own experiences to give the reader encouragement and hope in their own God given talents. It is almost like Christy is actually speaking directly to the reader. I could hear her voice come alive in the pages while I read the book. I have read many other books about marketing and business, but this one tied everything together for me, and I actually put many of the ideas into use already, unlike other books I have read. I was so excited to receive an advanced copy of the book and I started reading it right away! It is the fastest I have ever read a book! Christy, thank you so much for writing this book! I am sure it will be a huge success and you will inspire so many others to make their dreams come true!