What is it?
Bootstrap Book Club is a community of women entrepreneurs from all over the world who come together to read, connect with each other and share our experiences, and take action action on what we learn to grow our businesses.
We start a new book about every six weeks, but why wait until then to join the discussion? The women who get the most out of this experience are those who jump in with both feet! Any question asked in this book club is one that you can answer based on your experience and opinion alone — reading the book will just enhance the conversation. So, if you’re not up to speed in the reading, don’t sweat it! Jump into the conversation anyway and be a part of the community!
Benefits of the Club
Bootstrap Book Club is a free resource offered by Kickstart Kitchen and is open to any female entrepreneur. If you are a woman who either owns a business or dreams of owning a business, this group is for you!
The books we read include topics on personal and professional development for female entrepreneurs. The community of women is an amazing place to network and get ideas that you can put into practice in your own business right away. Since each woman in the group is busy building her own entrepreneurial empire, the book club meetings take place virtually, in a private Facebook group making it easy to participate whenever it’s convenient for you.
How do you join?
- Fill out the contact form above. Your confirmation email will include a link to the private Facebook group.
- Pick up the book. We are currently reading Small Army Strategy by Srini Rao
- Introduce yourself. Tell us who you are, what you do and what kind of books you like to read.
- Invite a friend to join the group!
Young Female Entrepreneurs is an online platform that helps entrepreneurial women in their 20s and 30s discover new people, brands, and headlines that supports them in starting and grow their businesses. Meet your peers by attending a Twitter chat, live stream, subscribe to the blog or meet in real life. The YFE mission is to help young women on their path to profitable businesses while building a collective reputation that is philanthropic, successful, multi-faceted, and collaborative.
Kickstart Kitchen has partnered with Young Female Entrepreneurs to help more women business owners connect with one another and grow their business through shared experiences. To further connect with YFE, find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Love from the Club
I know how important it is to surround yourself with greatness and like-minded people when you’re in start-up mode. However, knowing this and doing something about it has been somewhat of an impossible gap to close prior to following Kickstart Kitchen. Jules and Krystina had busy bees in mind when they created the Bootstrap Book Club, by placing the forum on Facebook (you’re already there anyway), providing excellent prompts, and by choosing relevant and riveting material. Whether I’m actively participating or merely observing, every experience within the walls of this club have been inspiring, educational, and insightful. Since joining, my business has taken a dramatic shift in direction, as I’ve gained knowledge, confidence, and most importantly…an incredible group of peers. I highly recommend joining, thank you Jules and Krystina! ~ Jennifer Jordan, Founder & Chief Exercise Officer of For The Glow
Bootstrap Book Club has been such a fun and insightful experience for me and it found me at the perfect time when starting my business. Not only is it a wonderful club because of the GREAT books they come up with, along with though provoking questions and follow ups but also, because of all the wonderful women who are part of it. They share ideas and support you and your dreams like a family and I am so very thankful to this online community for being there for me. ~ Anni Archuletta, Owner of Children’s Winter
I’m loving the Bootstrap Book Club! So many amazing women entrepreneurs virtually collaborating and sharing the love of inspiring books. ~ Angela Morris, Founder of SokokoLife
Bootstrap Book Club isn’t just a group of awesome women sharing ideas while reading great books; it’s a group of successful, like-minded, kick-ass, inspiring women sharing ideas, support and motivation while reading great books. While reading business/motivational books on your own, you might think “Can I really do this? Or am I the only one having this problem?” With this group you feel you CAN do it and you aren’t alone. They pump you up! So happy to be part of it. ~ Karen DeFelice, Owner of DeFelice Design
I joined the Bootstrap Book Club because I know Krystina as a coaching colleague. She and her business partner Jules have put together a great way for entrepreneurs to share experiences, and comment on the insightful questions that Jules and Krystina create to get the ideas flowing. As a result, I’ve spoke with other women around the world who are dealing with the same issues as me. I’m a fulltime professional with a fulltime start-up business, trying to get it all together. I love the community spirit of the Bootstrap Book Club! ~ Laurie & Joe Battaglia, Co-Creators of Living the Dream Coaches
The Bootstrap Book Club is a great group of like-minded entrepreneurs. A group that has a common goal to learn how to grow our businesses, be inspired by others, and connect with others across the globe. It’s amazing to be a part of this smart group of go-getters. They truly inspire me. ~ Tennille Hopper, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Pretty Little Pixels
I have loved being part of Bootstrap Book Club led by Jules and Krystina. They have facilitated strategic discussions which have supported my growth as an entrepreneur. The community of the group is amazing, witty and warm. We learn about outside network and collaboration opportunities. Oh yes and we have a great time interacting. It is an exquisite time for joy and growth to be part of the club and work with J & K of Kick Start Kitchen. ~ Luz Garcia-Pennock, Owner of Lovely Gal Posh