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Despite seeing some negative reviews, when #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal popped up in the new books rack at the library, I grabbed it. Some people loved it, some hated it, so I had to see what it was all about. I had never heard of Amoruso or Nasty Gal prior to reading this, so I felt like I'd have a pretty objective read.
I ended up enjoying the book. It's a pretty quick read, and for those of us who are running a small business, there are some really great snippets of advice throughout the narrative: work hard, be professional, and most importantly, use good grammar. While there's not a ton of insider industry advice, the book is full of common sense business tips from someone without a degree in business, someone who started her business on eBay and built it up from nothing. I can relate to that and her work ethic. Some reviewers were turned off by the fact that she really pushed her hard work ethic, citing that this attacks those lazy Milennials, but I think it's a great, realistic message.
If you're building a business from the group up and want some kick-butt reminders that you can do it, I'd recommend giving this a read.
Have you read #GIRLBOSS? Do you have any small business advice? What's everyone got going on for the weekend?