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Use What You Know by Joyce Brewer Book Review

Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms by Joyce Brewer is an e-book for moms who are thinking about starting their own business.

The e-book gives you advice on business ideas given the strengths and skills you already have and use them in a way today to strengthen and grow your tomorrows.

Joyce is an Emmy award-winning TV journalist who helped me go beyond the glimmer of the trophy and see the real woman behind her business.

Joyce Brewer, host of Mommy Talk Show, with Emmy

She tells you a little bit about her story and background that brought her to start Mommy Talk Show. Joyce is a savvy business woman who has appeared on The View and interviewed Oprah!

Watching her videos revealed her nature and if we lived closer, I am sure it would be so fun to hang out with her. Hopefully we can meet each other soon!

In addition to her insights, you also learn from five other women who each started their own business. Many of the same questions are asked of each mom and their varied answers provide a wealth of information on ideas and tools.

Just like no two moms are alike, no two businesses are alike. Each woman gives information about what she did that worked for her and these principles can help propel others toward establishing their own future. It was eye opening to read about failures and lessons learned, as much as it was to read about the successes.

Use What You Know

Toward the end of the e-book, Joyce outlines some key questions to think about before you begin your own business. These questions help clarify what you already know and have talents for in order to open your mind for the future. Following these questions is a list of resources and other reading material that may be helpful for you.

If nothing else has convinced you to visit Mommy Talk Show, then you need to stop by and see how adorable her son, A.J. is! Too cute for words.

Use What You Know e-book by Joyce Brewer

Now onto the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win the e-book by Joyce Brewer, Use What You Know A Business Idea Guide for Moms.

The 45 page e-book is $12.00 but if you just cannot wait to get your hands on a copy of the e-book, Joyce is having a back to school sale which brings the price down to just $8.00 until July 31, 2012. Visit Mommy Talk Show and use the discount code backtoschool to take advantage of this great price, available for just a few more days.

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GIVEAWAY ENDS: 12:01 am on August 7, 2012

Photography and cover art provided by: Joyce Brewer, of Mommy Talk Show. Used with permission.

Disclosure: Mommy Talk Show provided a copy of her e-book for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

7 thoughts on “Use What You Know by Joyce Brewer Book Review

  • July 29, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I know you’ve been super busy. So I appreciate the time you took to read & review my e-book.
    I hope it inspires your readers to launch those business ideas they’ve been dreaming about!

    • July 31, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Thank you Joyce! It was such a pleasure and I look forward to meeting you in person one of these days!

  • July 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I have seen few videos of Joyce at Mommytalkshow and was really impressed with her opinions, Then one of my very good friend shared this book with me. I had left the job ad I wanted to start something from home, this book really helped me a lot! Thank you Joyce, This book has helped me tremendously!

    • July 31, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Yes, Joyce’s videos are fun to watch! So glad her book helped you, Molly!

  • August 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I could really use more help getting the ideas in my head into the real world.

  • August 3, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I am so blessed I have my dream–I always wanted to be a stay at home mom–and my husband made it possible


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