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Book Review & Giveaway: Trans-Canada Etsy Team

June 4th, 2008 by Lauren · 4 Comments

One of the fabulous and unexpected benefits of having written this book is the deeply cool, and frequently nontraditional, women’s business groups we’re coming in contact with. A few weeks ago we got an email from Laura Bucci, maker of beautiful handmade things and one of the many people using Etsy to sell her wares. She’s part of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team, a group of Canadian Etsy sellers who have banded together to share advice and support.

Laura has written an incredibly thoughtful and positive review (thank you!) over at the Trans-Canada Etsy Team blog, and she’s also hosting a book giveaway. So for any of you who haven’t yet bought a copy (or who might want an extra copy to give to a friend), why don’t you stop on by her blog and enter the giveaway? The rules are simple:

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. To participate leave a comment below and tell us:

  • how you picked your business name (if you currently have a business)
  • what is motivating you to start a business (if you don’t have a business yet)

The contest closes Wednesday, midnight, June 11, PST. Good luck!

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

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah Mulder // Jun 4, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I just watched you on Urban Rush and I’m really looking forward to reading your book! A friend and I have recently launched a new jewelry company ( ) and we are excited to get things rolling. I really feel like your book is going to give us some insight into what we can expect ahead! Thank You!!

  • 2 Jasmine Marie // Jun 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Photography has always been an integral part of my life so it just naturally has turned into a desire of becoming more than just a hobby. I haven’t officially started my business yet, but could use this book to help out with learning about how to be my own boss. It’s daunting!

  • 3 Lauren // Jun 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Hi all,

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments! Just a reminder that if you want to enter the giveaway contest, you should do so at Laura Bucci’s blog.

  • 4 Kaja // Jun 15, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    I am a fourth year art student and have dreamt of being my own boss, that is why I love the freedom of creativity. I just discovered the etsy website yesturday and it blew me away. I would love so much to bring all these beautiful things into one space and make it available to more people. I have so much appreciation for the ‘handmade’ and the care and thought that goes into these items. I was wondering if there were any business models or others doing something similiar so that I might have an understanding on how to make it possible.