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The landscape for doulas is ever changing, growing, evolving. With this new 3rd edition of The Doula Business Guide, Patty Brennan provides freshly-updated resources and insights into the business side of being a doula. As a growing number of end-of-life doulas are pioneering new approaches to compassionate support at the other end of the birth–death continuum, there will be many who can benefit from Patty’s guidance. She shows both new and seasoned doulas how to go from dream to reality, step-by-step, and make their living doing work they love. Discover why this book is required reading for a growing number of doulas of all kinds."Lest it sound daunting, this book is a good read! Patty’s honesty, conversational tone, humor, instructive stories and obvious expertise carry you through each chapter. She shares pearls of wisdom that she has gleaned from years of experience with many types of doula practice. This book is more than an excellent guide to business, but also a guide to the high road for each of us and to growth for the entire doula movement." — Penny Simkin, PT, co-founder of DONA International and prolific author."In her newly expanded Doula Business Guide and Workbook, Patty Brennan continues to dissolve the largest looming barrier for doulas—turning a work of heart into a professional practice. She gently companions readers through a comprehensive overview of launching and sustaining a successful business. Doulas not only learn about the ins and outs of organization and marketing, they learn about themselves—their strengths, fears and goals. I strongly recommend this invaluable resource to all aspiring and practicing doulas!" — Francesca Arnoldy, Program Director, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s End-of-Life Doula Training and author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care

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"Lest it sound daunting, this book is a good read! Patty''s honesty,conversational tone, humor, instructive stories and obvious expertisecarry you through each chapter. She shares pearls of wisdom that she has gleaned from years of experience with many types of doula practice.This book is more than an excellent guide to business, but also a guideto the high road for each of us and to growth for the entire doulamovement." -- Penny Simkin, PT, co-founder of DONA International andprolific author.


"In her newly expanded Doula Business Guide and Workbook, Patty Brennancontinues to dissolve the largest loomingbarrier for doulas--turning awork of heart into a professional practice. She gently companionsreaders through a comprehensive overview oflaunching and sustaining asuccessful business. Doulas not only learnabout the ins and outs oforganization and marketing, they learn aboutthemselves--their strengths, fears and goals. I strongly recommend thisinvaluable resource to allaspiring and practicing doulas!" -- Francesca Arnoldy, Program Director,University of Vermont Larner College ofMedicine''s End-of-Life DoulaTraining and author of Cultivating theDoula Heart: Essentials ofCompassionate Care

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"Lest it sound daunting, this book is a good read! Patty''s honesty,conversational tone, humor, instructive stories and obvious expertisecarry you through each chapter. She shares pearls of wisdom that she has gleaned from years of experience with many types of doula practice.This book is more than an excellent guide to business, but also a guideto the high road for each of us and to growth for the entire doulamovement." -- Penny Simkin, PT, co-founder of DONA International andprolific author.
"In her newly expanded Doula Business Guide andWorkbook, Patty Brennan continues to dissolve the largest loomingbarrier for doulas--turning a work of heart into a professional practice. She gently companions readers through a comprehensive overview oflaunching and sustaining a successful business. Doulas not only learnabout the ins and outs of organization and marketing, they learn aboutthemselves--their strengths, fears and goals. I strongly recommend thisinvaluable resource to all aspiring and practicing doulas!" -- FrancescaArnoldy, Program Director, University of Vermont Larner College ofMedicine''s End-of-Life Doula Training and author of Cultivating theDoula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care

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MARY
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The only resource you will need
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2019
I rarely find a reference book worth going back to write a review on but this book is one of the best ever written on starting and managing a small customer/service based business. The reference and guidance is fantastic and so well presented. Material is organized and I... See more
I rarely find a reference book worth going back to write a review on but this book is one of the best ever written on starting and managing a small customer/service based business. The reference and guidance is fantastic and so well presented. Material is organized and I feel like it’s one of those books that is going to earn a space on my reference shelf so I can refer to it often. Topics covering various types of small business corporation structures, IRS filings, things to know- pro/con. How to run and track your profit and losses. How to write contracts, setting disputes, set boundaries with clients, handling small claims court, and even how to care for yourself as a business owner. Highly recommend this book. Looking forward to reading some of her other books.
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I was really impressed with this book.
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2016
I was really impressed with this book. So far on my doula journey, I have found the books I''ve read to be a bit boring and outdated. And although they have a good source of information on the birth aspect, not much information on what it''s like to be an actual Doula. Where... See more
I was really impressed with this book. So far on my doula journey, I have found the books I''ve read to be a bit boring and outdated. And although they have a good source of information on the birth aspect, not much information on what it''s like to be an actual Doula. Where this book tackles all the issues.

Amazingly enough, this book handled a lot of my harder questions, for example.. What the heck to do if you live in a POOR area? Where I live, more than 65% of my city is in poverty. And if I am being perfectly honest with you? Money isn''t what drove me to be a Doula anyway.. But despite this, I still see Doulas charging insane amounts of money and then complaining they aren''t getting any work. This book talks about offering a sliding scale and even when to work for free.

This book is a life saver because in addition to the classes I have paid for, I almost got the "Advanced Business Classes for Doulas'' and from what I have seen here in this book, I won''t even need them!
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Ashley Grosh
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Best of all
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2015
I wasn''t sure what to expect from those book but I found it extremely helpful! As a new doula, the business end of things can be a bit difficult to figure out. This book goes through the differences between a sole proprietorship and LLC, gives several examples of different... See more
I wasn''t sure what to expect from those book but I found it extremely helpful! As a new doula, the business end of things can be a bit difficult to figure out. This book goes through the differences between a sole proprietorship and LLC, gives several examples of different business models, explains information about requesting funding, gives sample letters and gives a lot of information about nonprofits. Best of all, the author shows the behind the scenes of her own business ventures- the successes and failures. While I intend to run a for-profit business, I found the nonprofit information very helpful.
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Tyler
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This book changed my life for the better!
Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016
(This item is being reviewed by Tyler''s wife who is a doula) I purchased this book back when I was still training to become a doula and I am SO glad that I did. I had no idea how to go about starting my own business and really getting into the field. This book helped... See more
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I purchased this book back when I was still training to become a doula and I am SO glad that I did. I had no idea how to go about starting my own business and really getting into the field. This book helped me prepare and answered every business question (and even some not so straight-forward business questions) that I had. It helped me boost my confidence and gave me the map I needed to get established. I am now the proud owner of my own birth services business and I am thriving. I cannot tell you how much I recommend this book to those just getting started!
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kayla
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Loved it
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016
She''s real and genuine about the business aspects for the doula business and right to the point. I love how instead of telling how you should run your business she instead gives advice and information and says do what you think is best for you and your business. Great book... See more
She''s real and genuine about the business aspects for the doula business and right to the point. I love how instead of telling how you should run your business she instead gives advice and information and says do what you think is best for you and your business. Great book for doulas
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Maura Jo Lynch
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Excellent, comprehensive resource
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2018
Highly recommend this and the companion workbook. Both will become a part of the CT Doula Tutoring Project this fall.
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Annie
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This book is well worth the time and money spent ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2016
This book is well worth the time and money spent, the clarity of thought and comprehensiveness of this book will make it mandatory reading for any Doula Workshop that I teach through my Certifying Organization.
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Currant7
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DONA Required Reading - a must!
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2016
Concise and informative.
It gives one a good idea on how to start her own doula business. It is now one of the required readings for DONA certification!
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Lena Ware
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Extremely helpful resource to get a successful doula business started
Reviewed in Canada on May 30, 2020
This book is a fantastic resource, outlining the many considerations, practical implications and pitfalls that could face a doula business. It does contain some US specific business and tax information but it is still extremely valuable for Canadian readers.
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Melissa
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As I am based in Canada it wasn''t as useful as I was hoping
Reviewed in Canada on May 11, 2018
US based business model so a few items. As I am based in Canada it wasn''t as useful as I was hoping. Still a very interesting and important read for my course.
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Angelika Prantl-Korosec
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Great book!
Reviewed in Germany on December 19, 2016
Being a heartful Doula and being a sucessful Doula might not be the same! Business stuff is important and this is what can be learnt with this amazing book!
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Reviewed in Canada on May 24, 2017
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Reviewed in Canada on November 2, 2017
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