Interview with Lauren Hong, Business Owner & Entrepreneur

Just before Christmas, Bougie contributor Cassandra virtually introduced me to Lauren Hong. Lauren is the owner of Out and About Communications and Founder of Lauren Olivia and Company, a brand of handbags that sources beautiful textiles from all over the world.

Then, Lauren came into the office a few weeks ago for a chat about everything from starting her businesses to books where she finds inspiration. Check it out!

Here are a few of the books Lauren loves:

“She Takes on the World”

by Natalie MacNeil

“Start Your Own Business”

by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

“Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business”

by Fred S. Steingold

“The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It“

by Michael E. Gerber

“Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community”

by Deangdeelert Cho, Joy

“Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In”

by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury and Bruce Patton