Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears Present

The Boss of You

It's a book. It's a blog. It's a guide to running a business your way.

Review at Charity Village

May 15th, 2008 by Lauren · 2 Comments

Charity Village, which bills itself as “Canada’s supersite for the nonprofit sector” (and it really is — our friends & colleagues in the nonprofit world visit it on a daily basis), has posted a very kind review of The Boss of You. You may wonder why nonprofit types would be interested in a business book, but in fact many of the same principles apply to running a not-for-profit venture as a for-profit one; the only difference is that in a nonprofit, the profits are funnelled back into providing more services. (Well, there are legal and governance differences, too — but there are still budgets to be balanced, audience needs to be met, and outreach to be done.)

It’s no secret that women make up the majority of people working in the nonprofit sector. And with more and more organizations turning to social enterprise and other related business ventures to generate some of their revenue, it means there are a lot of women out there looking for sound business advice. Enter Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears. Although their new book, The Boss of You, isn’t directed specifically at nonprofits, it is chock-full of smart insight on how to get a fledging enterprise off the ground.

Thanks, Charity Village!

Tags: Praise for The Boss of You · The Boss of You: The Book

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim McBrien // May 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I run a non-profit that helps artists with the business side of their lives. I’ve been very interested in your book and your blog as a resources for our clients. I’ve worked for a variety of non-profits over the past 15 years and I have to tell you, we’re been forced more and more towards more of a “profit” model than non. Charity Village is an ideal place for a review of your book!

  • 2 Lauren // May 16, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Hi Kim – Great to hear from you, and your group sounds fantastic. What a much-needed resource!