About The Book

From the perfect lip stick to mergers and acquisitions, Lessons of a Lipstick Queen follows Popy King's extraordinary journey through the world of business and teaches you how to be more entrepreneurial in your own life.
If an eighteen-year-old girl's search for the ideal matte lipstick can turn into a multimillion-dollar company, anything is possible. When Poppy King finished high school, all she had to show for herself were some lackluster grades and a hundred and one ways to get out of phys ed. Within three years, however, she was president of her own hugely successful lipstick brand, Poppy Industries.

How did she do it?

In Lessons of a Lipstick Queen, Poppy reveals how she managed to launch her business, extracting valuable lessons from the experience as she goes along. Through Poppy's example, you can learn how to become a real entrepreneur -- from recognizing a good idea and finding financing, to marketing yourself and your brand, to approaching the media and avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you are looking to go into business for the first time, or simply want to build on your current career, Poppy King is the voice of experience that you should be listening to.

In a world where everyone is eager to get ahead, it's essential to think like an entrepreneur. Much more than just a guide to success, Lessons of a Lipstick Queen is a candid adventure story designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery.

Filled with exercises, concrete tips, and Poppy's personal and professional anecdotes, this motivational book will help readers get in touch with their inner entrepreneur.

About The Author

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Poppy King is an internationally renowned trend spotter, creator, color expert and innovative business leader. She lives in Manhattan and runs her own cosmetics brand, Lipstick Queen.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (June 26, 2009)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743299589

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Raves and Reviews

"This breezy business how-to seeks to empower other women to start their own companies." -- Publishers Weekly

"With this how-to on starting a small business, King weaves together her own story with the key entrepreneurial insights she's picked up along the way -- the perfect primer for budding beauty princesses." -- WWD (Women's Wear Daily)

"Expect to get engaged, to laugh, and to be inspired by the ups and downs of Business Life 101." --Booklist

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