Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we're warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. Eco-Bags Products founder Sharon Rowe says there's another way: go tiny.
Like a tiny house, a tiny business is built on maintaining a laser focus on what is essential by living an intentional life. As an entrepreneur and mother, Rowe is most concerned with putting family first, maintaining financial security, and doing something that makes an impact in the world. Using the success story of Eco-Bags Products, Rowe distills the step-by-step process of building a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable venture that doesn't compromise your values. She shows you how to test your concept, manage your money and priorities, and more, while staying true to the "tiny" ethos.
“Using the success of Eco-Bags Products, Rowe distills a step-by-step process for building a profitable, sensibly scaled, sustainable venture that doesn't compromise your values or take over your life. She shows readers how to test a concept, and manage money and priorities, while staying true to the 'tiny' movement ethos.”
—Kate Harrison, Forbes
“Tiny Business Is Serious Business. There are 'small' businesses. Then there are 'tiny' ones, concerned about the personal and social impact they make.”
“Ask Sharon Rowe, who founded ECOBAGS 30 years ago, and she'll tell you that there's absolutely nothing wrong with being a tiny business…in her new book, The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don't Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living, she writes that too many of us feel like we need to build huge businesses in order to feel successful, which is crazy considering over a million small businesses sell on Amazon. So why not rethink your strategy and embrace the idea of building a tiny company?”
—Lambeth Hochwald, Inc Magazine
“As a company that started with only $350—and that today provides funding to emerging women-owned businesses—we agree that tiny businesses are magical. They have the power to change the world through their vision and passion. Sharon Rowe is living proof that tiny businesses can, indeed, serve the greater good while serving their bottom line.”
—Amy Hall, Director, Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
“Honest, intentional, and downright brilliant, this book is a must-read for any entrepreneur dedicated to launching a value-driven organization in an ever-changing world. Sharon has built a masterful guide to finding the optimal balance between purpose and profit.”
—Onyeka Obiocha, Director of Innovation, Yale University Center for Public Service and Social Justice
“This is the best business book I’ve ever read. It’s Essentialism and Start with Why meet Good to Great with a sensibility for the way life actually unfolds. From comic storytelling to pinpointed nuggets of wisdom, The Magic of Tiny Business is a book to keep on hand. One read through prepares the reluctant and curious to-be founder for what’s to come. Down the road, opening any page and reading any sentence will offer a touchpoint of sanity that every businessperson needs.”
—Caroline Duell, founder and CEO, All Good