My quest is to shed light on this never-discussed topic. If a woman business owner is struggling with an unsupportive husband, not only is her family suffering, but the risk to her business is great. Why? Because the quality of a woman’s primary relationship affects her business. She’s either confident in the support she receives or distracted by the lack of support, perceived or real. And the effects of an unsupportive husband on her business are significant. She may give up, give in or accept mediocrity. This is reflected negatively on economic development, for the people she employs, the taxes she pays, and for the contributions she makes through direct donations or donations-in-kind.
My research is demonstrating that the number of women business owners who deal with unsupportive husbands is staggering and the spectrum of that lack of support is wide. But, the one common denominator they all share is the shame and isolation. Shedding light on this dicey topic will give women business owner’s a place to, well, breathe, and find solutions.
This book will not throw husbands under the bus. Quite the opposite, in fact. The book’s message is getting laser-focused on growing a profitable business and how to accomplish it with everyone’s best interests in mind. This is not a memoir, but I do have empathy and deep understanding of this sticky subject. Any stories I share personally will pale in comparison to the courageous, amazing women business owners I am featuring and the strategies I offer to navigate these tricky waters.
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Your Happy Warrior (a person undiscouraged even in the face of difficulties; plucky,
Annette de Lancey Giacomazzi
P.S. For those of you who have known and have been eagerly anticipating the release of my book, sometimes life throws you curve balls. Sometimes those curve balls deck you out cold. But, then you get up and finish the game. And hopefully, the game is better because of your time out. I am in my time out. But, there is a benefit! I am collecting more information and case studies to make the book even more valuable for you!