Article by Suzanne Philips

Photo courtesy Harper Collins Publishers

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As anyone who has watched the Bravo’s hit reality series “Tabatha Takes Over” knows, Tabatha Coffey knows how to help struggling business owners find their passion and re-invent their businesses.  Coffey’s no-nonsense style and take-charge attitude has helped countless owners and their employees turn failing businesses into successful ventures.

Coffey is now bringing these talents to a wider audience with her new book “Own It! Be the Boss of Your Life – at Home and in the Workplace” (IT Books, Hardcover $24.99).

The book takes readers through what it takes to not only own a successful business, but ways to juggle your home life and take time out for y0urself.  Each chapter contains step-by-step instructions on topics ranging from customer service, hiring employees, management,  and how to turn a passion into a successful business.  Coffey uses examples from her own life and from growing up watching her parents businesses to illustrate each chapter. Each chapter also contains activites you can do to take charge of your business and “Own It”.

The chapters are easy to read and are broken down into sections, so that you can stop in part of the chapter and complete some of the exercises and come back to it later.  Each chapter also offers a summary at the end of key points that are covered in the chapters.

Coffey’s writing style is very conversational and one gets the sense that if you sat down with her to discuss any given topic, it would go pretty much as it does in the book.  Particularly the sections on Management and Customer Service should prove helpful even to business owners who currently have successful businesses.

There are even sections on taking time for yourself and the importance of having a life away from your job.  The book ends with an “Ask Tabatha” section where Coffey answers questions submitted by fans of her show.

If you are thinking about starting your own business or want to improve the one you currently have, “Own It” can make you look at things in a different way and provide you with the tools you need to be a success.

If you are in the Phoenix area, Tabatha Coffey will be speaking and signing books at the Phoenix Women’s Expo this Saturday, April 26th at 1:30pm