I bought it. Then it sat in my office collecting dust. Because it's really going to be helpful in there. Right? HA! I picked it up, dusted it off, and started reading it this week. I haven't gotten very far into it. I haven't even done any of the exercises. So I really can't give a recommendation-good or bad at this point.
I hope I love it and it helps me to tackle that task which I've put off for about 6 years now. Because honestly, I'd rather make beads and/or jewelry than write about making stuff....it's kind of up there with doing taxes.
My first thought after reading a few chapters is that you will not be able to walk into a bank asking for a loan, or a meeting with an accountant with a business plan that looks like a 3rd grader cut up magazines and pasted the pictures into a collage....but Lee mentions that she will cover that later in the book. I am looking forward to it.
One of the things I've learned so far is this is NOT a one size fits all business plan. Some of the ideas for building the plan: An accordion style booklet
A mobile made with paper plates (while I have no idea what I will try, I guarantee it will NOT be a mobile...)
Even a leather cuff
While that might seem the most obvious direction for me to go, I'm pretty sure I won't make jewelry containing my business plan.
There are many more ideas for how to build the business plan...a box, scrapbook, index cards on a ribbon, etc. I am not sure which method is for me yet. Maybe it will make more sense as I get further into the book. Maybe not. All I know is it's time to see the big picture in black and white.
Do you have a business plan? What helped you most in the process of writing it? Would you be interested in me sharing the process and if this particular book helped me? Leave a comment below.
Lee has a website with a couple "free" downloads for the cost of your email address. You can find the link at the very top of the page.