When Women Become Business Owners

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It’s finally here! I have been working on the anthology, When Women Become Business Owners, for what seems to be almost a year now. The anthology features business and faith-based advice from 22 women.

About the Book

Are you a business owner? A freelancer? A stay-at-home mom? Are you still working a nine-to-five job, but dream of working for yourself?

There is great joy and risk to becoming an entrepreneur.  This anthology seeks to provide hope for the journey and a roadmap for finding balance as an entrepreneur.

When Women Become Business Owners provides solid business and faith-based advice from real twenty-two female entrepreneurs. Find wisdom, inspiration, and encouragement for those times when you may find road blocks or fear trying to snatch your dream away.

Meet the Literary Entrepreneurs

Now there are a variety of careers represents as well as veteran and first-time authors, but I did want to highlight a few of the “literary entrepreneurs” in the anthology, When Women Become Business Owners.

Chapter 1, Bringing Hope for Women
Angelia White, CEO and Publisher of Hope for Women Magazine, shares her story of what began as a simple idea and then blossomed into an amazing, faith-defining endeavor.

Chapter 4, Becoming an Authorpreneur
Rochelle Carter is the publisher at Ellechor Media LLC, an award-winning publishing company with three imprints and an online bookstore. Carter is also the bestselling author of The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship (listen to TLE podcast)

Chapter 6, Aging Entrepreneurially
Robin Caldwell is a veteran public relations counselor, concierge and practitioner. She is the owner of The J Standard Media Group, LLC. Caldwell was the copy editor for this anthology, as well as for The Literary Entrepreneur Toolkit.

Chapter 7, Rising from the Ashes of Her Past to a Brighter Future
Renee Spivey owns Literary Signature Services, a company that focuses on graphic and web design for authors

Chapter 8, Moving Beyond Job Loss to CEO
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman shares how she built her publishing company after a devastating job loss. Coleman was very instrumental in sharing her wealth of knowledge with me on coordinating compilations. Look out for her workshops in the future.

Chapter 12, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur
Her handle is “That Literary Lady,” and Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant wears many hats. She is an author of women’s fiction and women’s non-fiction, freelance writer, columnist, editor and ghostwriter. In addition, she is a literary, social media, marketing and branding consultant.

Chapter 14, Being an Entrepreneur, It’s In the Blood
Sha-Shana Crichton owns Crichton & Associates, Inc., where she represents writers of fiction and non-fiction works, including materials with African, African-American, Caribbean and Latin American themes.

Chapter 16, Book Lover Becomes Online Magazine Publisher
LaShaunda C. Hoffman took her love for books and turned it into an award-winning online magazine, Shades of Romance Magazine (listen to TLE podcast). Check out her first book Building Online Relationships – One Reader at a Time.

Chapter 17, The Business Behind Show Business
Jeanette W. Hill is the founder and executive director of JWHill Productions (listen to TLE podcast), a theatrical production company. “The award-winning playwright (The Best “Lesson, Dealing with Daddy’s Devils and The Silent City) seamlessly combines the best of traditional with urban theater.

Chapter 24, How to Avoid Having a Poorly Written Website
Melina Druga is the author of the eBook, Enterprising Women: Practical Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs. She works full-time as a freelance content writer, journalist and copy editor.

For a look at all 22 contributors including my two chapters, visit SteppingIntoVictory.com.



Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense novels in the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.

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