Building A Life By Design With START: The Solopreneur’s Blueprint

Written By Donna-Marie  |  Small Business Success 

Wouldn't it be great if there were a solopreneur's blueprint to step you through the process of researching and starting your own business? A business that allows you to create the lifestyle you love, that reflects your unique needs, passions and values? Oh wait... now there is! 

Hello Lovely! Today, I’m excited to share something close to my heart — my brand new book, START: The Solopreneur's Blueprint For Building Your Dream Business. This is the third book in my Women In Business series, with the next one set to release in early August 2024.

More and more women are stepping into the world of entrepreneurship, creating lives that align with their passions and values. This movement is more than being about business though. It's about designing a life that works on your terms, balancing work, family and even travel.

START: The Solopreneur's Blueprint For Building Your Dream Business

I began my business over 20 years ago as a solo parent. I needed a way to care for my young son, who has special needs, while also earning an income. Starting my business was a way to do both. I've built my business to suit my life, adapting it as necessary over the years, and I love being able to help others do the same.

I wrote START to help guide women who, like me, didn’t want to settle for the conventional path we were often encouraged to follow. Instead, we aspire to build something meaningful, doing what we love and shaping our days around what matters most to us. Whether it’s spending more time with family, pursuing a passion project or exploring the world, we deserve a life that reflects our dreams. 

(And this applies to guys too... it's not just for women.)

Embrace Your Unique Journey:

START shares practical strategies and insights from my own journey of over twenty years in business. It walks you through the process of researching your business idea, developing a business plan and getting up and running. All while navigating the ups and downs, managing finances, connecting with customers and growing sustainably — and staying true to your unique vision and strengths.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find inside:

  • Ways to embrace your unique strengths and turn them into business assets.
  • Practical advice on tackling common entrepreneurial challenges.
  • Strategies for crafting a brand story that resonates deeply.
  • Tips for managing your budget effectively, ensuring you can grow sustainably.

My hope is that START will be a supportive guide as you embark on or continue your entrepreneurial journey. I want it to be something you can turn to when you need a bit of inspiration or a nudge in the right direction.

Remember, you don't need to settle for the life you feel you've been dealt. You can create your life to suit what you want and the lifestyle you dream of. So why not take control of your life and design your path to align with your true self?

START: The Solopreneur's Blueprint For Building Your Dream Business is available now in paperback and on Kindle via these links:


If you're located somewhere else, simply search for the title on your regional Amazon site and it should pop right up. 🙂

Please note that the links I include to purchase my book are affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you decide to buy through these links. I thank you for supporting my work — it's greatly appreciated!

Thank You!

Thank you for being part of this incredible community of women who are redefining success on their own terms. I'm so looking forward to us continuing to support and inspire each other as we build our dream businesses and lives.

And I’d love to hear your feedback. If you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a quick review on Amazon. Your reviews help others discover the book and allow me to continue improving. If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to let me know. I’m eager to keep improving these books so they can be as helpful as possible.

Warmest wishes,
Donna-Marie xo

START: The Solopreneur's Blueprint To Build Your Dream Business

About the author, Donna-Marie

Donna-Marie is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Author, Online Mentor and Content Marketing Specialist who's been lifting up small business owners since 1998. She's got an incredible talent for showing business owners how to build their dream business and life, teaching them systems to boost profits and enjoy more freedom, all at the same time. Don't just go with the flow... create your business - and life - by design. 💕