Not Martha

giveaway: The Boss of You

To celebrate the release of their book the awesome girls at Raised Eyebrow Web Studios would like to give away two copies of The Boss of You! I missed Lauren and Emira when they were here in Seattle last weekend because I was in Ohio (figures). So, thanks to them both for being so generous, and best wishes for the remainder of the book tour. You can see my earlier entry about the book here.

If you’d like to enter to win a copy simply leave a comment with this post. I’m going to steal a good idea straight from Loobylu, who took it from the book itself, and request that you, if you want, leave a comment describing the type of food or meal your business (or so-far-theoretical business) would be. You’ve got until noon, PST on May 25th. (Claire, I hope you don’t mind that I’m stealing the idea outright. I tried to think of another thing to use — shoes, perfume, bicycles — but in the end I was more interested in reading about food!)

the fine print:

– You don’t need to leave your real name, but do leave a valid email address. I’ll be the only one who can see your email address (just don’t put it in the actual comment box as well). I’ll write to get a shipping address when you’ve won.

– If you have never left a comment here before I’ll need to approve it before it publishes so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. That said, you might not end up being the comment number you see so know that if you want to say “pick 35!” you might not be comment number 35. I don’t know why it works that way, and I’m sorry, there is very little certainty left in this world and this isn’t helping any.

– If I have not heard from an initial winner by May 25th I will choose another winner.

– The winners will be picked by the cold, unfeeling random number generator.

Good luck!

· comments [288] · 05-21-2008 · categories:books ·

288 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Melissa // May 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    GOAT CHEESE! Because it can be used in a variety of ways, just like my cooking/photographing/crafting/organizing services. :) Crossing my fingers for a win!

  • 2 Bonney // May 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    My business would definitely be an ice cream sundae with coffee ice cream, thick hot chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry!!

  • 3 JmCupcakes // May 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    My business would be an ice cream sandwich – efficient, portable, handy and DELICIOUS!!

  • 4 scmtngirl // May 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    My hometown (Santa Cruz, CA) has always needed one of those Mongolian BBQ restaurants. I don’t understand why someone hasn’t done it yet. It would be a cash cow and perfect for catering to the many walks of life in Santa Cruz!

  • 5 Sara // May 21, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    An old fashioned banana layer cake with whipped cream. Mmmm.

  • 6 kirida // May 21, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    My business would be a strawberry shortcake stand. I love it so much and cannot have enough. And if it were my business, I’d be set.

  • 7 Sarah // May 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    If my theoretical business were food, it would be simple, comforting, and known to everyone, yet everyone would have a different opinion on the best way to indulge in it. The chocolate chip cookie.

  • 8 Beth // May 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    My business would have to be a dish our favorite local Italian restaurant calls “Grandma’s Mess.” It is an eclectic mix of shellfish, sausage and other goodies over a bed of fresh linguine in a light wine sauce.

    One of the first things you notice when you walk in my store is the large mahogany table that we inherited from my husband’s Italian Grandparents. The mess part goes with out saying!

  • 9 Kari // May 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Cake pops… definitely cutely decorated cake pops!

  • 10 Hil'Lesha // May 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Cupcakes :)

  • 11 Diana // May 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    maybe my business would be tofu, because its clean and neat, and can be cooked in many ways.

  • 12 Melissa // May 21, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I would be a cupcake. Chocolate with cream cheese center.

  • 13 Dena // May 21, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I think mine would be Soup, because it is even better the second day.

  • 14 Katie Funk // May 21, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    My business would be a hot cup of coffee with biscotti on a sunny morning: comforting, familiar, and invigorating.

  • 15 Melissa // May 21, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I’m in!

  • 16 Amy // May 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I’m home with a baby these days trying to figure out how to start my own business making couture baby clothes, (I have the cutest model evah!) I’ve coveted this book for weeks now but book buying just isn’t in the budget this year… Cross fingers!

  • 17 Ally // May 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I would do macaroni and cheese. Really, cheesy, rich, decadent types of mac and cheese. I would also do low calorie versions, too, because who isn’t ever on a diet? Me included! If you’re on a diet, wouldn’t it be great to indulge in a low-cal, tasty mac and cheese? Yum!

  • 18 Flo // May 21, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    My business would definitely be S’mores – sweet, fun to make and eat, tasty, and enjoyed by all types of people.

  • 19 Jackie // May 21, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Well I can’t get into all the details, but let me just say…chocolate…

  • 20 Jerrie // May 21, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    My business would be oatmeal. A good start of your day, fuel for the body and mind.

  • 21 Andi // May 21, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Mine would be brownies! Everybody loves them!

  • 22 greta // May 21, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Ok, my theoretical business would be a multi-course dinner, like a fixed price menu at your favorite local restaurant — a little bit of everything, and too much of nothing. And with a new drink at every course. :)

  • 23 Julie // May 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    If my business were a food it would be my sundried tomato, spinach, asparagus and shrimp alfredo. It’s a little indulgent, exotic, elegant, and homemade. Just awsome! Even though I have to admit I don’t like shrimp, so I make mine with out and my husbands with so its also custamizable!!!

  • 24 amy // May 21, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.

  • 25 Katherine // May 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I wish I had this book when I started my business (and subsequently closed it) and now that I’m thinking of trying it again, I hope the random number generator is on my side!

  • 26 Tess // May 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    My business would be avocado…anything avocado. Turkey & avocado sandwiches, salad with sliced avocado, guacamole, tacos, nachos, and even avocado facial masks. God I love ‘em!

  • 27 banana // May 21, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    My business would be a grilled cheese sandwich with three cheeses, basil and tomato on fresh sourdough bread. Comfortable, friendly, but a bit upscale and a bit suprising (in a good way).

  • 28 Jean // May 21, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I want to be my own boss.

  • 29 Lisa // May 21, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    My business would be chocolate–good with everything! :)

  • 30 Emily // May 21, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    My business would be mini-desserts (good for catering or to bring to parties), in the vein of mini-donuts, mini-cupcakes, mini-eclairs, mini-tarts, mini-cheesecakes, mini-creme brulees, mini-flans… Mmnn… come to think of it, mini savory foods would be yummy too…

  • 31 Karen in Wichita // May 21, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    At first, I read the requirement to be “if you ran a food business, what would it be?” And I like that question better, so that’s the one I’m gonna answer:

    It’d be one of those “family style” restaurants, where you go in and you get whatever the cook decided to make that day. Only it wouldn’t always be fried chicken and meat loaf and that sort of thing, sometimes it would be curry goat, or fajitas, or pad thai. Or mac’n'cheese. You’d just never know.

    Come to think of it, that’s a pretty good analogy for how I sew. Only hopefully the food would actually get *finished*… “Tonight’s Special: UFO!” Ew.

  • 32 Kristin A. // May 21, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    i would use the book to help me in getting my business going which would be a bakery. so my business would be baked goods!

  • 33 elissa // May 21, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    maybe a tall glass of lemonade – refreshing!

  • 34 Laura // May 21, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Cherry pie…
    because it’s all about the process of creating something tasty:
    picking the cherries, pitting the cherries, making the crust and rolling it out, filling it up, baking it and of course eating it a la mode.

  • 35 Lisa // May 21, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    My business would be chocolate–good with everything!

  • 36 Dava // May 21, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Gourmet organic doggie treats….because my mini-dachsie insists that she must be a part of the business! :-)

  • 37 Melissa // May 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Wow, would this book come in handy right now!

    Savory veggies, fresh from the garden.

  • 38 Alejandra // May 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    ummmm, I think it would be a slice of my Strawberry Cheesecake… Surprisingly great!

  • 39 PC // May 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    My business would be a coffee and baked goods shop that is kid friendly. So parents can enjoy a treat and have a chance to catch up with a friend while the kids are occupied with toys.

  • 40 Dawn // May 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Chocolate … the most gooiest, sinful, chocolate creations you could ever imagine!! Big yum!

  • 41 claudine // May 21, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    something sweet………not sure what!

  • 42 Livia // May 21, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I think mine would be garlic. I love it, healthy and tasty and sooo good in sauces. :)

  • 43 ms. tea // May 21, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    my business would be algae if it were a food because right now I am crocheting Battlestar Gallactica dolls and that is that the BSG crew has to eat when food runs low!

  • 44 Amy // May 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    My business would be cheesecake with chocolate crust and a chocolate ganache. Yum yum!!!

  • 45 you'll probably delete me barrie // May 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    me me me!

  • 46 Bean // May 21, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Cheesecake. Decadent, creamy, sweet – and full of cheesy goodness :)

  • 47 Tamara // May 21, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    I have been peeking around etsy.com and the idea of researching ideas with real women has peeked my interest.

    I would run a mail to order greeting card business. I don’t want to let too many of my ideas jump off the page here so soon.

  • 48 Shana Hillman // May 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    fiddleheads – unique, seasonal and special and cause they came in our organic veggie box delivery today and I’m excited to eat them for dinner with butter and lemon!

  • 49 Susie // May 21, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Cookies, in lots of chewy varieties…

  • 50 GypsyJessy // May 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    heirloom tomatoes. compelling, vintage and so ugly they’re cute.

  • 51 ren // May 21, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    hmmm…my business would be a dark chocolate candy bar with dried cherries and almonds. see, dark chocolate has antioxidants, dried cherries are natural pain relievers and almonds are good for you…so, we’ve got a lot of depth and reason to exist, but in the end, you love us because we are yummy and fun!

  • 52 Charissa // May 21, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    My grandma’s cooking – homemade with heart!

  • 53 fert // May 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    filipino desert stand (aka 101 ways to make a desert with rice)

  • 54 Sarah // May 21, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I’d have to go with Cupcakes too. Small, pre packaged goodness that’s easy to delegate!

  • 55 Linda // May 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    My business would be a dish called Comfort Chicken. It has pasta, vegetables, chicken, a little cream and basil to tie everything together. You have all your major food groups in one place and when life is yucky, it’s a comfortable dish to have in front of you.

  • 56 Betty // May 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    A cookie shop! With chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodles, ginger, and any and every type of cookie under the sun!

  • 57 Shanna // May 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    My business would be a grumpy veggie soup with not enough cream in it.

  • 58 Sarah // May 21, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    me!

  • 59 Sandy // May 21, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Cupcakes – they look adorable and one is never enough!

  • 60 NiNi // May 21, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Mole! How can you go wrong with chocolate, nuts and spices?

  • 61 Sarah // May 21, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Homemade vanilla ice cream topped with fudge sauce, a big stack of chocolate chip cookies, and a glass of milk.

  • 62 Anna // May 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    my business would be pear bread pudding – delicious and comforting, but with a modern twist!

  • 63 kat // May 21, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I would love to run a pie shop like the one in “Pushing Daisies”, and not just for the cute pie man!

    I’d wear adorable aprons. Make spinach quiches and vegetable pot pies for dinner. Apple pie and cream pies for deserts. Pies really cover a lot of ground!

  • 64 donna // May 21, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    My business (still in the embryonic stage) would be warm gingerbread with lemon curd…classic, homey, and fragrant.

  • 65 Megan // May 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I think my business would be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Something simple, delicious and comforting.

  • 66 Lisa Dudley // May 21, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Lemon Pound Cake w/ Drippy Lemon Icing
    Everybody loves cake. YUM!

  • 67 Lori // May 21, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Ooo, ooo, ooo… ME! Thanks!! :>)

  • 68 Thien-Kim // May 21, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    My business might be considered a guilty pleasure, but everyone needs it–it’s good for them: dark chocolate!

  • 69 Lori // May 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Well now, I got so excited that I forgot my food… I have a cake business… and if I had to describe it I would say it’s a coconut cake with lime curd filling and a silky coconut meringue buttercream. *drool* Pick me and I’ll share the recipe! lol ;>)

  • 70 Kristi // May 21, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    A homemade Angel Food Cake, it goes with anything.

  • 71 Andrea // May 21, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Custom decorated cookies!

  • 72 Domestic Chicky // May 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Definitely a CUPCAKE – sweet, foofy, totally frivolous but insanely irresistable…

  • 73 Jen // May 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    French fries with mayo!

  • 74 Amy // May 21, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I want to be my own boss!

  • 75 Jess // May 21, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    My business would be something involving artichokes. Mm-MM!

  • 76 heidi // May 21, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    sushi! if only because it’s my favorite food and i don’t eat it nearly enough.

  • 77 Karin // May 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    My business would be a craft place.

  • 78 Sandy // May 21, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Mediterranean Tapas: a delicious bit of this, a tempting bit of that, all complimented by lovely red wine.

  • 79 just_me // May 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Hmm … help other people sell their handmade works?

  • 80 Bess // May 21, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    My business would be fresh and seasonal and maybe a little whimsical, like roasted mushrooms & mozzarella with steamed asparagus and a gratuitous side of sweet smoked bacon.

  • 81 Nana // May 21, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Rice pudding…yummy hot or cold and good for you, too

  • 82 Irmata // May 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    My business would be well-aged cheddar, mmmm: a bit of bite, classic but unexpected and so good it brings tears to your eyes!

  • 83 michelle rosborough // May 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Soul Food

  • 84 Ann Marie // May 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    My business would be in gourmet butter, named, “You Butter Believe It!”

  • 85 Christy/ MommaOnTheMountain // May 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I am working at getting my Etsy shop opened
    MyFencedYard….
    selling handmade bags, baby gifts, and misc…fabric art….

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 86 Caroline // May 21, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of this book

  • 87 Elaine // May 21, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    My business would be like the hand-crafted wooden tray that good food is served on without attracting too much attention.

    (A good website should push forward the content, not be the center of attention itself.)

  • 88 Kate // May 21, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Wait, what are we talking about? Whatever it is… count me in.

  • 89 Ashley // May 21, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    my business is yet to be… but I’d like it to be like French Fries dipped in a Frosty —>surprisingly good

  • 90 KJ // May 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    This book looks great!

  • 91 chilihead // May 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I think my business would be decadent chocolate lava cake accompanied by a nice, rich port. Mmmmm. Yes. That’s what it would be.

  • 92 sonnie // May 21, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    chocolate..uh just because i love it. :)

  • 93 Jodi // May 21, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Shrimp de jonge … at a picnic table. :-D

  • 94 mamacita // May 21, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    My business would be a granola bar — nothing too heavy, just a little something to tide you (me) over. But definitely one of those granola bars with chocolate chunks and dried cherries, that isn’t necessarily health food.

  • 95 Korie // May 21, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    My business would be a casserole – warm, inviting, eclectic and delicious.

  • 96 Jessica // May 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookies!

  • 97 Julia // May 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve always wanted to open a Coldstone style salad shop, where you have oodles of super fresh veggies, fruits, and decadent proteins like marinated tofu, organic chicken, and cooked to order shrimp. There would be host of from scratch salad dressings to choose from too. You could choose from a menu of salads (or wraps) or create your own. Ohh and my favorite part would be a small selection of fresh baked goods of that would change every day too.

    Man… I’d eat there right now if I could.

  • 98 robyn // May 21, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    my business? pizza. lots and lots of pizza. deep-dish, chicago-style. messy, greasy, so good and definitely worth every single bite.

  • 99 kay // May 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    i need a way to make money!

  • 100 maria // May 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    My business would be marshmallows: soft and fluffy and squishy, and leaving everyone surprised that you can make it at home.

  • 101 clairmonde // May 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    A really good sandwich on fresh bread, maybe a clubhouse, and then a slice of cherry pie. Not too much food, but enough to make you full but want more.

  • 102 Jessica // May 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I’d run a business for creating ideas and events for companies. That or an environmental remediation support group.

  • 103 Kam A // May 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    A nice comforting cup of steaming hot chocolate!

  • 104 heidi // May 21, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    a warm apple turnover

  • 105 Marsha // May 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Lasagna with bechamel sauce, artichokes, and leeks: something familiar done in a very different way.

  • 106 Diana Lee // May 21, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I’m dying to read this book. I’m medically disabled now, but my theoretical (hopefully to become real someday) business would be my own law practice doing estate planning.

  • 107 Erin // May 21, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    grilled cheese and asparagus sandwich. you heard me.

  • 108 Katy // May 21, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    french toast. the gooey custard-like kind, more bread-pudding than breakfast, with lots of fresh fruit on top. and maple syrup (from michigan) yay!

  • 109 Nadine // May 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Sandwiches. Mountains of sandwiches. Big fatty sandwiches. That’s all. Maybe a dill or two on the side. But lots of sandwiches. Ooh, and ants on logs for appetizers.

  • 110 Heidi // May 21, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I read the sample chapter of the book and it really opened up my eyes! I would love the book to learn more!!

  • 111 roni // May 21, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    empanadas! filled with meat, cheese, chocolate – creative and fun!

  • 112 roni // May 21, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    of course not all those ingredients in one empanada….

  • 113 holly // May 21, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    My husband and I daydream about opening a poetry book store (him) with a cafe in it (me). So I’d open a coffee shop/cafe with baked goods and healthy salads and sandwiches and soups.

  • 114 chronicler // May 21, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Cupcakes. The possibilities are endless and each one yummy! They can be as small as a bite or as big as a meal in itself! The boss of me says, yes that’ll be just perfect!

  • 115 Cindy // May 21, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Maybe a dog/people bakery, I don’t know how hard it would be but it would sure be fun.

  • 116 dawn h // May 21, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    coffee and pastry shop! yum

  • 117 Laura GF // May 21, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Choose-your-own-filling cream puffs. And don’t you think there are a lot of sweets here in the comment section?

  • 118 ChrisBL // May 21, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    My business would be a breakfast/lunch spot that serves healthy comfort food. I’d tell you my idea for the name, but it’s too cute to give away …

  • 119 Vivian // May 21, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Right now my business would be one of those cakes that looks like a cat’s litter box. Messy! But after reading this book I’m sure it will be more like a German chocolate cake with tons of gooey frosting. (May be with a side of frosting too)

  • 120 Heather S // May 21, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Whoa, these comments are making me hungry!

    I’d bake cakes. Not sheet cakes, but gooey, indulgent layer cakes with thick, sticky frosting. And (slightly) lighter cakes with whipped, airy frosting. Nothing with roses or leaves that will stain your mouth bright pink for the rest of the business day :)

  • 121 Lauren // May 21, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    commmmmmment

  • 122 jessie // May 21, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    hmmm… grilled halloumi. Definetly.

  • 123 Terry // May 21, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Cane-Sugar-Free Cafe. It needs a better ame, but that’s the concept. My wife is allergic. Also, diabetics need to avoid it. We will sell coffee, a wide variety of loose-leaf teas, baked goods, and ice cream. Everything will be unsweetened, or sweetened with agave nectar, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or something of that sort. No chemical sweeteners, like splenda or nutrasweet, either. Oh, we’ll have chocolates, too. And hot chocolates.

    Seriously. I’ve been thinking about this for a couple years.

  • 124 range // May 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    My business would be Thai satay pork skewers. Yummy good.

  • 125 Aydeeyai // May 21, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    My business would be cupcakes on one of those tiered cupcake stands – all flavors (particularly chocolate), different types of frosting (featuring homemade buttercream), decorated all sorts of ways (sort of like me now, trying to figure out my style, experimenting artistically). Mmmmm…now I’m craving cupcakes.

  • 126 andada // May 21, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    It’s not original or unique, but all I can think of right now is pizza. Would have to be pizza. Perfect for any time of day (breakfast, snack, late night), holds any toppings, can be casual or gourmet. Something for everyone!

  • 127 Jennifer // May 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Lemon Buns. A sweet roll with a sugar coconut filling, topped with lemon curd and drizzled with frosting.

  • 128 tracy // May 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I would like to win a copy!

  • 129 joyce // May 21, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    This book looks like just what I need :)

  • 130 Marlene // May 21, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    My business is for homemade baby clothes. I’m just in the beginning stages.

  • 131 Angela // May 21, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    My business would be mini-foods for when you just want a taste. Cheeses of the world, one tiny almost guilt-free, affordable morsel that looks beautiful.

  • 132 Melissa Anne // May 21, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I have a small lighting design business that hasn’t really gotten off the ground like I thought it would, this book could help!

  • 133 chez shoes // May 21, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Heh, love the business-as-food idea. Mine? Sustainably-raised, organic meat! Socially responsible, nutritious, and (hopefully) with lasting power.

  • 134 Prisca // May 21, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Crepes of all kinds– breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert– served with French country flair. :)

  • 135 LJ // May 21, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Mine would be a handcraft business of some sort.

  • 136 judy haley // May 21, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    its the middle of the night, all the lights out except for the light in the fridge. I’m standing there half-dressed, scavenging morsels from meals past along with other bits and pieces and savoring every bite.

  • 137 Trish // May 21, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    soup kitchen! hot for cool days, cool for hot days!

  • 138 erica // May 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    hot homemade whole wheat bread with butter.
    Something comforting that I could eat every day and enjoy

  • 139 Marissa // May 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    My business would be a dark chocolate ganache covered fudgy cupcake with a molten ancho pepper middle . Accompanied with a glass of garnet colored port.

  • 140 Alissia Austell // May 21, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    butter. because it makes everything better.

  • 141 sharon // May 21, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    A coffee shop.

  • 142 texfana // May 21, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    pick me! I need to be the boss of me! no food reference–dieting.

  • 143 misty // May 21, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    i would have a cafe that specialized in different kinds of volcano cakes… first we would have chocolate kahula served with macademia nut and kona ice cream.

    yum.

  • 144 Amy // May 21, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    My husband’s big on starting an ice cream bar. As in: a bar, but that serves shots of ice cream. Alcoholic sorbets and granitas feature, too. I think there’s also talk of a continually-running cotton candy machine. I just think it would be nice to have a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant.

  • 145 Shannon // May 21, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I would LOVE to win this contest!

    My business would be a smorgusboard of sweets. Highly addictive, sweet and comforting.

    I love this blog!

  • 146 Kendall // May 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Coffee: energetic, easy to customize and bold!

  • 147 Jasmine Marie // May 21, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Homecooked Chinese food. Comforting, delicious and always good. :)

  • 148 sandra // May 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    My business would be a hot, homemade pan of potstickers, the kind which splatter your entire kitchen with cooking oil and burns your mouth because they smell so good you just cannot resist. Perhaps I need some guidance.

  • 149 Brodie // May 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Oh this is an easy one. Lemon Squares. Tart, sweet, simple and elegant all rolled into one neat package.

  • 150 Sigga // May 21, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Considering my luck I haven’t got a chance in hell but here goes…CHEESE! A lovely gooey smelly kind of brie or camenbert. Because I want people to be able to drink red wine with my kind of business venture, ’cause that’s what I’d do.

  • 151 Amy // May 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Can I have some baby back ribs? My food business would sell delicious barbecue, both American and international styles. Texan, North/South Carolina, Cuban, Korean, Jamaican, Hawaiian etc. Yum Yum!

  • 152 jennifer // May 21, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    i’m a freelance web designer – so i think if my business were a food – it would have to be matzah – everything starts flat and white (i work on an imac)

  • 153 Ingrid // May 21, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Crepes! sweet, savoury, vegan, you-name-it…

  • 154 indicate // May 21, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  • 155 noodle // May 21, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    My business would be a homemade load of bread dripping with butter… Hmmm…

  • 156 noodle // May 21, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    My business would be a slice of hot homemade bread with a slathering of butter… Hmmm.

  • 157 Michelle // May 21, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    My business would be bread: a homey, humble staple.

  • 158 zobars // May 21, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    My business would be selling my well-liked cilantro chutney and various other indian goodies I cook.

  • 159 Sheila // May 21, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    My business would DEFINITELY come on a stick. As in, dip into it and take something away from it. Their would be a twist. Like the Japanese gummy candy that looks a hamburger but is a tiny gummy tomato, tiny gummy cheese, gummy lettuce on a sesame seed gummy bun.

    Hmmmmm…. I definitely need to win this book because that is all over the place.

  • 160 Brooke // May 22, 2008 at 12:08 am

    my business would be pot roast. hearty, comforting, tasty, and simple

  • 161 Another Megan // May 22, 2008 at 2:48 am

    I’d start a vegan business in Ireland (where I live most of the time). Specifically, I’d like to import vital wheat gluten for making seitan! No one carries it here because of the high rate of celiac!

    Then I’d like to branch out and make amazing vegan baked goods, and then I’d open Ireland’s first vegan cafe.

  • 162 rachel // May 22, 2008 at 2:52 am

    My business would be what I have now, freelance writing, teaching cooking classes etc but more efficient and with more cupcakes.

  • 163 Marcie // May 22, 2008 at 3:38 am

    If I were to describe what my business were right now, I would say that it were ingredients to make cookie dough – it’s not even the real dough yet. But I have a vision about those yummy cookies and I press on toward the goal!

  • 164 Jody // May 22, 2008 at 3:57 am

    It would be a bakery specializing in the most delicious pastries in town. Our town seriously needs a more modern bakery. Also available would be sandwiches to be eaten in the cafe, to go or delivered to your office. Along with specialty teas, coffee, smoothies and the like. But I totally focused on the pastries.

  • 165 Marion // May 22, 2008 at 3:57 am

    I am branding myself. I will be speaking and blogging to show people how to get through the roughest of times. Motivational speaking is what I will be doing. :)

    Love the book!

  • 166 Lorri // May 22, 2008 at 4:14 am

    I love to make cookies so it would have to be a store, like a donut place, with showcases full of different kinds of cookies. I could do tins at the holidays for company or employee gifts.

  • 167 ashley albrecht // May 22, 2008 at 4:21 am

    cupcakes!!!

  • 168 Lara // May 22, 2008 at 4:23 am

    My business would be FREE CAKE. I would make rainbow layer cakes and give away beautiful technicolor pieces to people who walk by my corner stall. As you can see, I need the book. This business won’t really make me any money.

  • 169 Caitlin // May 22, 2008 at 4:50 am

    Here’s wishing….

  • 170 Michele // May 22, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Probably cupcakes! :D

  • 171 Christine // May 22, 2008 at 4:55 am

    My business would be baklava – labor-intensive to put together, but with fantastic results.

  • 172 Tina // May 22, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Greeting Cards & Lemon Bars!

  • 173 Lisa // May 22, 2008 at 5:11 am

    soup and grilled cheese –> simple & fulfilling.

  • 174 Linda // May 22, 2008 at 5:14 am

    My business would be like a good loaf of homemade bread – something you don’t have or take the time to do for yourself, but you still appreciate the quality.

  • 175 amber // May 22, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Mine would be a good solid breakfast. A little fruit, a little yogurt, some eggs, and a large mug of warm, nutty coffee. Essential and refreshing.

  • 176 christy // May 22, 2008 at 5:35 am

    raspberry soup with chocolate brownie. A classic with a twist

  • 177 maria // May 22, 2008 at 5:36 am

    nicoise salad. a little bit of everything!

  • 178 Cicada Studio // May 22, 2008 at 5:37 am

    I actually have this book for myself, but if I were to win, I’d give it to my mother. It’s a great book!

    I’d be fresh crusty french bread with a smear of sweet cream butter. Comforting and satisfying.

  • 179 lisa // May 22, 2008 at 5:47 am

    my business would be german pancakes AKA dutch babies! topped with powdered sugar, real vermont maple syrup and a sprinkling of berries.

    i would own one of the most sinfully delicious breakfast houses in the world!

  • 180 Molly // May 22, 2008 at 5:56 am

    hmmm…cupcakes that were somehow, magically, good for you!

  • 181 susan // May 22, 2008 at 6:04 am

    salt water taffy!

  • 182 Sarah S // May 22, 2008 at 6:08 am

    My business would be homemade chili with melty cheese on top on a fall day.

  • 183 Linnea // May 22, 2008 at 6:10 am

    I want to start a wool business..yarn & hand dyed batts. Please pick me!!!

  • 184 kelly // May 22, 2008 at 6:13 am

    i’d have a bakery full of cinnamon sticky buns.

  • 185 Sara L. // May 22, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Gotta go with soup. I can be creative without losing sight of what it will eventually turn out to be.

    I love you, cold unfeeling random number generator!

  • 186 Mamasoo // May 22, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Fancy chocolates. I only wonder about my willpower not to eat my profits.

    Pick me, Monty!

  • 187 Anita // May 22, 2008 at 6:27 am

    I would love to open a coffee shop/gallery that serves delicious pastries, coffees, sandwiches, and soups. It would have a lovely fireplace for the cold New England winters, and cozy chairs all over the place, so that everyone would want to come curl up and relax. =)

  • 188 Jen // May 22, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Come on random number, Momma needs a new book!

    My business would be a burrito with an odd combination of fillings that tasted really neat together.

  • 189 Melissa // May 22, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Baked potato. Steady, safe, and dependable. I would start practicing law again, doing estate planning, probate, and family law for middle- and low-income families.

  • 190 Kt // May 22, 2008 at 7:00 am

    A red velvet cupcake! Something classically southern but a little updated and unexpected.

  • 191 Carrie // May 22, 2008 at 7:03 am

    either a funky quilt shop or cupcakes… yeah, i know, the world NEEDS another cupcake shop but i am so into cupcakes right now and there really aren’t that many cupcake boutiques around here.

  • 192 patty // May 22, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Mine food business would be: French Silk ice cream from Sherman’s in Michigan. YUM! Sweet and chocolate-y and all about summer and fun! With diet coke on tap, of course.

  • 193 Nada // May 22, 2008 at 7:21 am

    mine would be a picnic lunch…

  • 194 Jessica // May 22, 2008 at 7:30 am

    My business would be cheese because everyone likes at least one kind of cheese (something in my business to please everyone), cheese is extremely various (my business will not be boring) and you can enjoy anything from american to manchego (playful or sophisticated).

  • 195 Sera // May 22, 2008 at 7:36 am

    It’d focus on candy, no ifs ands or buts about it. :)

  • 196 sally fawnskin // May 22, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Hot fudge sundaes made much better with my grandmother’s sundae condiment holder: 4 small square crystal jam jars for chocolate sprinkles, cherries, walnuts and her homemade hot fudge sauce.

  • 197 C. Elizabeth // May 22, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Tapas and espresso bar. Lots of coffee drinks and guilt-free mini treats

  • 198 sixoneseven // May 22, 2008 at 8:22 am

    A tiffin service. I’ve been begging my mom to start one for years; all she’d have to do is cook the delicious Indian meal she was going to cook anyway, but for a few more people, and we’d pack it up in little containers and I’d deliver homemade dinner happiness to all.

  • 199 Carolina // May 22, 2008 at 8:26 am

    pick meee!!!! I wonder when the number generator will ever pick me…

  • 200 Anne P. // May 22, 2008 at 8:27 am

    My business would be all about chile… Green chile stew, chile rellenos, and red chile chocolates. In my world, it just doesn’t get any better than this!

  • 201 Nikki // May 22, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Well I can’t give you all the details because then you might take the brilliant idea :P But it has something to do with cupcakes

  • 202 Laura // May 22, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Cookies, cookies and more cookies!!!

  • 203 MandyU // May 22, 2008 at 8:44 am

    My business would be plain, simple (but high quality) Breyers all natural vanilla ice cream. I would allow others to bring their own mix-ins and toppings to give my business its own unique flavor!

  • 204 Allison // May 22, 2008 at 8:49 am

    My business would have: fresh strawberries and watermelon, a big skim latte, and homemade whole grain scones. Preferably eaten outside on a sunny morning. In fact, that’s pretty much *my* ideal breakfast. And breakfast is my ideal meal.

  • 205 shark // May 22, 2008 at 9:00 am

    My business would be like making truffles.

  • 206 jina // May 22, 2008 at 9:01 am

    vegetarian mapo tofu

  • 207 ilona // May 22, 2008 at 9:07 am

    A cup of tea and a piece of cake.

  • 208 Julia // May 22, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Definitely an “Ace of Cakes” style rockin cake shop. But with less fondant.

  • 209 Liz J in Central Illinois // May 22, 2008 at 9:12 am

    My business would be an Italian restaurant, to celebrate my Sicilian heritage, and use the great recipes I have that have been handed down through many generations in my family.

  • 210 mirela // May 22, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Hi! I just found this page, love it! Will be a loyal reader :)

  • 211 DimKnit // May 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

    please!

  • 212 Ansley // May 22, 2008 at 10:01 am

    How nice!

  • 213 Michelle // May 22, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Dolphins!! I want to work with dolphins!

  • 214 Melissa // May 22, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Caramels – My mom has passed down the recipe to me from her mother and they are the best. I have often thought about forming a business around them…

  • 215 Missy // May 22, 2008 at 10:46 am

    My business would be something like a pasta with an uncooked tomato sauce–something so good that you never knew you could have so quickly and easily.

  • 216 Andrea // May 22, 2008 at 10:50 am

    My (yarn store) business would be like cupcakes because there’s something so wholly pleasant and comforting about not only eating a cupcake but just looking at them and decorating them. I get happy thinking about yarn the same way I get happy thinking about cupcakes!

  • 217 Cerine // May 22, 2008 at 10:51 am

    My business can be likened to milk and fresh-baked cookies: good for both the body and the soul.

  • 218 KT // May 22, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I’m a graphic designer and I think design is like pizza: take diverse elements and compose them into a wonderful whole that’s more than the sum of the parts. Also, process matters – good design is built up gradually from concepts and sketches to final visual refinements. Bon Appetit!

  • 219 Eve // May 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Cheese. Goes well with just about everything and is sooooo yummy!

  • 220 Marie // May 22, 2008 at 11:10 am

    tequila flavored lollypop. complete with worm.

  • 221 Kate // May 22, 2008 at 11:38 am

    i love lamp.

  • 222 Mollyejo // May 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity. My business would be baked alaska–sweet, cool, and hot!

  • 223 Allison // May 22, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Bacon.

  • 224 Jennifer // May 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    A fantastic and continual buffet of all high-effort, full-calorie, sweet and savory holiday treats and foods traditionally served between Halloween and New Years: chocolate candies, beef wellington, mulled wine, ham balls, petit fours, egg nog, smoked turkey, popcorn balls, pulled taffy, creme brulee, smoked trout, layered chocolate cake, champagne, etc.

  • 225 Megan // May 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Pad Thai – so good, a little spicy & a bit eccentric
    meetyourmaker.net

  • 226 Sarah // May 22, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Rainbow sherbet – not a necessity but not overly luxurious, smooth and creamy and multicolored.

  • 227 Erin // May 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    A Sugar Cookie Bakery

  • 228 courtney // May 22, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Mexican brownies. We are inheriting the family business later this year, it is dependable, and filling, but since we will be the second generation of it we will inevitably bring a new twist to it which would be the spice that goes into mexican chocolates.

  • 229 Eliza // May 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Chopped salad. My business combines so many different skills that all get mixed into one big package.

  • 230 Kristy // May 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    My business would be a doboschtorte – true to my own roots/tastes (family recipe), rich, sophisticated, and multilayered yet pleasantly satisfying in just a few bites.

  • 231 Amy // May 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Sushi. Raw and a bit daring, but simple and satisfying.

  • 232 Janet // May 22, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    My business takes a bite out of spam. (Check the Innocent Spam Gallery on my website– guess clicking my name should take you there)

  • 233 Emily Rose // May 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    My business would be a potluck! Since it would probably involve community and sharing. and in reality it would be a co-op print shop. Hooray!

  • 234 Jamie // May 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Mac and Cheese. I’ve got a great idea for something and may be starting in Seattle soon.

  • 235 kelli // May 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Whole wheat roll. It holds the whole sandwich together!

  • 236 katie // May 22, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Flatbread pizza! With all local ingrediants!

  • 237 Jill // May 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Something involving knitting? I don’t know yet, but I can dream, right?

  • 238 Val Ann C // May 22, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    gluten-free muffins

  • 239 AmyGlassNeedle // May 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    My company would be meatloaf cupcakes with garlic whipped potato “frosting”. Comfort food with a quirky twist!

  • 240 Kindli // May 22, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Cream cheese brownies.

  • 241 lauren // May 22, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    fresh baked bread, simple, comforting, and so much better homemade.

  • 242 J // May 22, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Pho-soothing, nourishing, and filling

  • 243 kate // May 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I’m already in the process of figuring out how to get my business up and running without letting my panic and insecurity get the best of me. This book and a good therapist are all I need!

  • 244 kate // May 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Sorry… I can’t talk about my business product– I’m the process of copyrighting and I’m not supposed to. So I’m hoping that revealing that I need therapy will make up for the omission. :>

  • 245 My // May 23, 2008 at 12:13 am

    It would be a full plate of pasta with the creamiest, cheesiest sauce also full of the most luscious sea food you can think of. Translation my business would be full of layers.

  • 246 joanser // May 23, 2008 at 2:46 am

    all things breakfast! muffins, sweet and savory…fresh fruit…healthy and definitely good for you. yum.

  • 247 Miki // May 23, 2008 at 3:51 am

    i have heard so much about this book. How exciting!

  • 248 Joanna Schmidt // May 23, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I feel like my business and what I make are represented well by layered strawberry and chocolate mousse with freshly hand whipped whipped cream….oh yeah. Just made myself drool a bit. ;)

  • 249 Natacha // May 23, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Being portuguese, I would definitely set up a slow food business. There is nothing like taking people to try a special olive oil, a home-made bread, a “pastel de nata”, one of the many varieties of Portuguese cheese… A delicious business, that’s what I would like! Oh, and I would love the book, too, of course.

  • 250 Sacha // May 23, 2008 at 5:24 am

    I don’t know what kind of food/meal my business would be…maybe a delicious bowl of cereal?

  • 251 Sarah // May 23, 2008 at 5:32 am

    freshly steeped loose leaf tea with a drop of honey.

  • 252 Cindy // May 23, 2008 at 5:35 am

    I SO want to be the boss of me!

  • 253 Antonella // May 23, 2008 at 5:37 am

    My business would be lasagne, loaded with bechamel and sauce. Hearthy, honest and so yummy!
    Antonella, from Italy

  • 254 Rebecca // May 23, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Oh to be the boss…

  • 255 Noelle // May 23, 2008 at 6:01 am

    My meal (breakfast) would be: toast with cheese and tapenade with 2 pinches of cayenne pepper, then chopped banana and a handful of blueberries with a small scoup of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon and a few almonds. So it all feels luxurious yet mostly healthy.

  • 256 Sharon // May 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

    My business to be would be a “custom” grilled cheese sandwich, using the best bread, cheese and garnish choices appropriate, grilled in a pan to a golden color and served on a pretty plate with a goblet of sparkling cider.

  • 257 lori // May 23, 2008 at 7:02 am

    a hot handmade corn tortilla (with a side of gooey cheese enchiladas)

  • 258 Megan // May 23, 2008 at 7:57 am

    My business would be a chick pea salad with cilantro, garlic, and lemon juice. mmmm.

  • 259 KellesBelles // May 23, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Peanut Butter!

    It’s a classic and loved by all. It’s not flashy, but holds a special place in most peoples’ hearts. And it can be used in some many different ways.

  • 260 Natasha // May 23, 2008 at 8:54 am

    It’s all about the banana….you can still make something out it even when it’s rotten.

  • 261 erica // May 23, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I keep hoping I’ll win one day….

  • 262 Helen Jane // May 23, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Syrup-slathered wine-flavored pancakes.

  • 263 Carrie // May 23, 2008 at 9:49 am

    My business? A really hearty soup made with local vegetables and organic grains. The kind of thing that serves it’s purpose at home when you have your slippers on, but could also be dressed up all pretty and served to the fanciest of customers.

  • 264 Sonya // May 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    It would totally be a butterscotch sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Super sweet and lots of fun, but aimed at everyone – everyone likes dessert!

  • 265 Jacqueline // May 23, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    All tiny things. Many mini cookies. Wee layer cakes. Itsy bitsy turnovers. Stacks of bite size cream puffs.

  • 266 Stephanie Holmes // May 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Gourmet cupcakes!

  • 267 Jenny // May 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    What fun! I’d pick Asian.

  • 268 Tia // May 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Sushi! Simple, aesthetically pleasing, versatile, and just a touch unconventional.

  • 269 Dawn Marie // May 23, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I would have a tea house with all the little snadwiches and snacks.

  • 270 wendy // May 23, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Salsa. Interesting, full of variety and possibilities, makes you sit up and take notice, goes with anything.

  • 271 Teri // May 23, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    A box of chocolates, full of surprises.

  • 272 Kim // May 24, 2008 at 5:11 am

    Pirate booty. Kind of indulgent, not too bad for you though, addictive. And … puffy? OK, now I’m stretching the metaphor.

  • 273 jmf // May 24, 2008 at 9:32 am

    me!

  • 274 heidi // May 24, 2008 at 10:03 am

    my business would be a cake making factory … any flavor you can imagine

  • 275 Leta // May 24, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Fruit salad! Fun, fresh, and something for everyone.

  • 276 Sara // May 24, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Me, me, me!

  • 277 SAG // May 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I would love a copy of this book!

  • 278 dukedivgirl // May 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Yes, this would be fantastic!

  • 279 Sarah // May 24, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Preserves, jams, jellies, pickles, I’ve already got a name picked out for it! Just need to figure out how to start selling…

  • 280 Tracy // May 24, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    lil’ delicate candies. for babies.

  • 281 Rebecca // May 24, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    My business would be like a homegrown strawberry–small, home-based, and making the world more beautiful.

  • 282 tissuepaper // May 24, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I’m the cutest – you must pick me!!!

  • 283 Dustin // May 25, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Chocolate mousse! Surrounded by chocolate all day would be fun!

  • 284 Fallon // May 25, 2008 at 5:15 am

    My potential business is a high end puppy fashion line. If it were to be described as a food I would have to say it would be a Pink Champange Cake, using basic ingredients but with the upscale factor of Champange added to give it that “extra spark”.

    I am currently working on starting my business as we speak and could really use this book. Can’t wait to see who wins =)

  • 285 Meredith // May 25, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Nothing like running in at the last minute! :)

  • 286 Kristen Rask // May 29, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I entered another contest for this book and couldn’t wait so I just bought it. I am on Chapter 3 and really love it. It is a fantastic book. I encourage all business owners and/or folks thinking about owning a business to go and purchase this book right now! I am really ready to change so much about how I run my business already.

  • 287 Raven // May 30, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Oh, I already have my cupcake and ice cream shoppe established mentally. I just need to make it now happen in real life!

    Thanks so much for this opportunity…I’ve heard sooo many great things about this book! :)

    xxx
    Raven

  • 288 Leanne // May 30, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Mocha! A nice hot, soothing, refreshing cup of coffee with chocolate :) Drinking a mocha makes me smile, as would owning my own business.