As you know, the bookshelves bulge with advice on starting and running a business, but little has been written about the impact of business on the family.
Inc. magazine columnist and wife of the co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt, Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, fills this void in her new book FOR BETTER OR FOR WORK: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families. The book offers insight, hope and practical strategies for all those coping with the complicated intersection of business and family.
I loved the book! Meg writes about her own experience and then interviews more than 200 entrepreneurs and their spouses. She provides a compelling and candid account of what life in a startup looks like from the inside/out and offers insight on how entrepreneurs – and those around them – can best prepare for the inevitable ups and downs of growing a business.
As a contributing editor for Inc. magazine, she writes “Balancing Acts,” the column that explores the intersection of family and business and work-life balance in an entrepreneurial setting.
I also interviewed Meg a few weeks ago about her book and her life lessons. You can listen to the podcast on I Tunes under Business Innovators.
After reading this book, you will want go out and hug an entrepreneur. If you are in business yourself, you will feel that someone really gets the challenges you face.