Birthing the Elephant

Part portable success coach, part action guide to the launch cycle of a new business start-up, Birthing the Elephant: the woman’s go-for-it! guide to overcoming the big challenges of launching a business (Ten Speed Press) is the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for aspiring women entrepreneurs. It provides a practical road map to the rocky emotional and economic terrain they’ll face during the critical first 24 months of a start-up, when every decision counts and mistakes loom large.

Packed with front-line advice from successful entrepreneurs like Bobbi Brown, the cosmetics company founder and Liz Lange, the maternity wear pioneer, Birthing the Elephant offers women the support they need to deliver on their dream by showing them the smart moves to make and pitfalls to avoid. Visit:


13 Responses to Birthing the Elephant

  1. Sally Reinhardt says:

    Hello Karin
    I read your Galbraith quotation, and hmm it must be true,no more excuses eh ?
    darn it..
    love the blog, good for you, I’m looking forward to reading more..
    busy market day today.


  2. Becky Rainey says:

    Karin! Fabulous advice! Will be here every day to check out your next words of dangerous wisdom! You go girl!

    • Hi Becky,

      “Dangerous wisdom” — I love that! So glad you’ll be checking
      in daily. If you miss a day, just dip into the monthly archive because
      my previous posts will be nestling there, safe and sound. “Muse
      Management,” which I’m very fond of, is already off the main page
      and waiting for anyone who checks under “June.” Please
      keep me posted on your progress. Write on! Karin

  3. Kate says:

    I just start reading this wonderful Book… and it really is been helping me a lot… Thank you Karin… I really recommend this book for all those women up there who really believe in themselves, and want to start their own businesses… soon I will be an entrepreneur.

    • Hi Kate,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on Birthing the Elephant.
      I am so glad it’s been helpful to you — a smart start-up is so very
      important and so is advice from others who’ve gone before you.
      Wishing you every success in your new venture!

      Write on,

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