While most small business owners network before breakfast and hustle 24/7, Kate Toon took a different approach.
She built her business empire from her back garden shed while wearing pyjamas, watching Netflix and eating crisps.
Kate isn’t your stereotypical entrepreneur. But she created not one but three highly successful businesses without any master plan, rich investors, or input from smarmy sales gurus.
In Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur, Kate shares how she went from business nobody to business success. Packed with tips, hints, stories and strategies, it’s a hilarious, honest and non-fluffy guide to being the kind of entrepreneur YOU want to be.So if you’re sick of trying to do ALL THE THINGS, optimising the crap out of everything and wasting money on expensive six-figure-business schemes, this is the book for you.
I’m an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with almost two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital and writing.
I’ve worked with big brands such as Westpac, The RTA, Curash and Kmart. And I’ve helped countless small businesses produce great content and improve their SEO with my business Kate Toon Copywriter.
I’m the founder of The Clever Copywriting School and The Recipe for SEO Success eCourse.
I also co-host the Hot Copy Podcast.I’ve published two fiction books, written a TV pilot, made a few short films, and had short plays performed around the globe.
The bad news is that no-one can 'give you' either emotional or spiritual intelligence. But the good news is that - because those intelligences are already lying dormant deep within you - you can learn how to harness these powers for yourself. Effectively you'll become your own guru - and once you've discovered how to tap into your hidden resources, you'll find yourself rapidly shortening the learning curve to both happiness and profits!
Written in an engaging style by former journalist Olivia Stefanino, Be Your Own Guru is intriguing, inspiring and above all, accessible.
Personal anecdotes and real-life case studies will be incorporated into an overall 'program' which will enable readers to be their own guru in less than two months!
Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.
The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette's proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.