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Join us in congratulating Write Your Book for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Recession Busters Category!”

Write Your Book in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “Recession Busters” Category

Congratulations to Write Your Book, located in Saunderstown, Rhode, Island, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Recession Busters Category. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Lisa Tener and asked her to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Lisa: I love the freedom to create a business with my own values, choices, creativity and priorities.

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Lisa: Working hard and loving what I do.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Lisa: I love words, I love to write, and I saw a need that I could fill.

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Lisa: Be a self starter, be a good at delegating, have a vision for where you are going.

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Lisa: Get an assistant as soon as you can. Then you can focus on the more strategic work that builds your business.


StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Lisa: From my clients!

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Lisa: Be of service.

Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Lisa: I built slowly. I did not have much funding. A relative did pay for a publicist when my book came out.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Lisa: Crowd funding

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Lisa: blogging, newsletter, free author toolkit, infusionsoft, speaking, affiliate program

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Lisa: blog and network; offer high end services (and deliver great value)

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Lisa: I’m in publishing so the market has changed dramatically. More people are writing books and there are more ways to get them out there but the quality of most is pretty low. So it’s about having something of quality, standing out in a crowded market.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Lisa: people getting more savvy about book promotion.

Learn more about Lisa’a business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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