Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms

During the weekend of BlogHer 2012, I connected with several women on Twitter as we all wallowed in our collective “not at BlogHer” misery. One of those women was Joyce Brewer, an Emmy award-winning TV journalist, mom, and writer of the eBook “Use What You Know: A Business Guide Idea for Moms”. Joyce created and hosts the website

Joyce’s book answers a question she was getting asked after starting her blog and video business: “How did you come up with your idea?” Her answer was that she relied on her skills as a TV journalist and new mom. The blend of those two things were what inspired her to create!

If you have ever had the desire to start up your own business, but weren’t sure where to find a great idea for one, you definitely NEED to read this book. It contains the testimonials of several inspiring women (Joyce herself included, of course! Did you know that she actually got to interview Oprah?! As in WINFREY??), and how they successfully built their businesses, giving them the freedom to make their own hours and be their own boss while having a career they loved!

One of my favorite parts about the guide is that it breaks each business success story into categories based on degrees, work experience, and background. For instance, Joyce’s story would appeal to people with a journalism, writing, or English background. Another business story is for women with a background in art, design, photography, etc. For me, it made it easy to find inspiration based on what my interests are. I don’t have a degree in anything, but my passion is with writing so naturally, I related best to Joyce’s business idea and story.

I really enjoyed reading this eBook, because it made me realize that even though I may not have an idea for a business YET, I could very well follow in the footsteps of mom entrepreneurs before me! This book is a great guide for any woman who has the desire to build their own career, but aren’t sure where to start.

So how can you get your hands on a copy of this eBook? Well, you could buy it (it retails for $12) OR you could WIN a copy right here on my blog!

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Disclosure: I was supplied a copy of the eBook Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms in exchange for hosting a review and giveaway. The thoughts and opinions in this review are 100% authentic, and 100% my own.



  1. Natalie,
    I’m so glad you enjoyed the book and found it to be inspirational.
    I can’t wait to hear what your readers think!
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  2. I’m at home now, but I could really stand to use to build a business from this, the right way! I’ve failed in the past.
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  3. Wow I really like this review. Entering now. Thanks for sharing xo
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  4. Wow this sounds like a great book! I wonder what it would say for early childhood educators. 😉

  5. I’d love to work from home so I wouldn’t have to wear nice clothes or leave my house.
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  6. I always have great ideas for businesses…in the middle of the night. Somehow I always forget them by morning. But I’d love to think of that one special thing that lets me work from home!
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  7. I always have business ideas somewhere. Lots of them! Can’t wait to enter

  8. I would love to work from home because it would give me the freedom to spend more time with my kids!

  9. Interesting book. I have too many ideas and not enough time.
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  10. I already work from home and I really enjoy it. With that said, it’s REALLY hard, and the pay is not consistent. I’d love to get ideas about how to work smarter, not harder.
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