The “useful and inspiring” (Diane von Furstenberg) guide for female entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses into the big leagues.
“Do you have an ambitious vision for your business, but aren’t sure what to do next? Successful entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur provides an invaluable guide for any woman who wants to make a big jump” (Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project).
Over the past twenty years, women in the US have started nearly twice as many businesses as men, but only three percent of all women business owners ever make revenues of one million dollars or more. Most are stuck running kitchen-table businesses, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur aims to change that with Million Dollar Women, which will show you how to take your business to that million-dollar mark and beyond.
Million Dollar Women introduces you to Pimsleur and seven other women who have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and built multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. It teaches you the concepts and the vocabulary you need to secure funding and scale up. It explains how to make the right connections, when to delegate, and when to seek coaching and support. Drawing on her own experience of becoming a CEO, Pimsleur also provides help for overcoming the hurdles you have to clear to leap to that next level. “With thought-provoking interviews of women entrepreneurs and other business experts and important exercises at the end, this resourceful book is rich in ideas and valuable insight” (Booklist).
Julia Pimsleur is the author of the book Million Dollar Women and creator of the Million Dollar Women Masterclass, an online course for female entrepreneurs who want to go big. Pimsleur founded Little Pim, the leading system for introducing young children to a second language, which won twenty-five awards for its proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method® and sells in twenty-two countries. After raising millions in angel and venture capital for Little Pim, Pimsleur started teaching fundraising bootcamps to help other women do the same, and their stories inspired her to write Million Dollar Women. Pimsleur blogs about entrepreneurship for Forbes.com; has been featured on Today, NBC Weekend Today, and Fox News; and has spoken about entrepreneurship at Yale, Stanford, and NYU. Pimsleur and her company have been highlighted in Business Week, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and she won the Smart CEO Brava! Award for women entrepreneurs. Pimsleur lives in New York City and can be found at JuliaPimsleur.com.
"Do you have an ambitious vision for your business, but aren’t sure what to do next? Million Dollar Women is both encouraging and realistic—it’s packed with insights, practical advice, and real-life examples. Successful entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur provides an invaluable guide for any woman who wants to make a big jump."
– Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project
"Million Dollar Women gives women a roadmap to getting over the million dollar mark with their businesses. Julia Pimsleur speaks from having been in the trenches herself and has a genuine mission to help other women make it into the million dollar women club. A must read for women who care about their financial futures."
– David Bach, author of Smart Women Finish Rich and Start Late, Finish Rich
“Building your million dollar business often requires finding, convincing and working with outside investors. And those angels and venture capitalists are mostly all men. Million Dollar Women provides the map, compass and inspiration to enable female entrepreneurs to enter that world and emerge victorious!”
– Adam Quinton, Investor, CEO of Lucas Point Ventures
“Through the experiences of eight women (including the author herself) who have built multimillion-dollar companies, entrepreneur and CEO Julia Pimsleur explains how women can take their businesses to the next level. But it’s not just the stories themselves that are valuable; it’s the humorous and pragmatic way in which Million Dollar Women is told.”
“A comprehensive, how-to guide for female founders to scale their businesses. From launching and fundraising to delegating and networking, Julia meets her readers as an ally sharing a step-by-step narrative of her journey."
"Pimsleur, CEO of a multimillion-dollar company, shares her inspiring story to help other women reach that goal. . . . With thought-provoking interviews of women entrepreneurs and other business experts and important exercises at the end, this resourceful book is rich in ideas and valuable insight."
"Packed with case studies and stories of Pimsleur’s own history and rise, this enthusiastic, encouraging guide is a great Business 101 for entrepreneurial women."
– Publishers Weekly
"Fantastic. . . . While Julia focuses on teaching women how to raise angel and venture capital, she is also passionate about women having the right mindset to succeed in a challenging business world."