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The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Juicy Bits

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Learn the other secrets to success from the founder of Boost Juice In The Accidental Entrepreneur, author Janine Allis shares the secrets and skills that took her from housewife to entrepreneur to head of a multi-national corporation. As the founder of Boost Juice, Janine has journeyed from zero formal business training to leading a company with over 400 stores in 12 count ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 23rd 2016 by Wiley
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Kathryn West
Apr 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting story of the success of Boost Juice and the woman behind it. I would have to say accidental entrepreneur is a bit misleading as Janine Allis is a very driven individual.
Anthony Risson
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
(Audiobook) Three stars perhaps is not a fair representation of the book. It is a good book and enjoyable to listen to. It was repetitive in parts and Janine's glowing references to everyone who works in Boost became underwhelming. I have the feeling this is her way of encouraging people. As a business book, there are some well-worth pieces of information. And Janine does not make it look pretty - a lot of hard work and many, many long days and weeks have gone into Boost becoming the company it ...more
Sputnik Sputnik
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I try to leave only positive reviews - if I haven’t got anything nice to say I just usually don’t leave a review at all. So let me do my best to offer a fair review... I love what I’ve seen of Janine on tv and wanted to love this book but actually, it’s a bit of a mess. It’s one thing to be great a business or juice, another thing entirely to be great at writing your story in an interesting and compelling way. There are some useful lessons here, perhaps especially so for women in business, but t ...more
Radhika
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library
I really wanted to like this book because I have so much admiration for Janine but it was disappointing. Weird structure that seemed to just jump around. It’s part memoir, part business advice and doesn’t blend the two well enough to flow from one thought to the next. On a positive note, there is some good advice, business insight and plenty of good stories shared by Janine. The writing isn’t amazing but it would have mattered a lot less if the book wasn’t so messy and repetitive. This book coul ...more
Renee Gray
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this read immensely. Janine provided a great insight into the passion and dedication required in running your own business and even if you are not in your own business or in or thinking of setting up a franchise many of her key points were valuable. Janine has provided a new lens on these points for consideration as well as offering more insight into the importance of controlling your own minds state.

I encourage anyone wishing to pursue personal or business growth to have a read.
Amy
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This is an honest and entertaining account of one woman's entrepreneurial journey that is worth a read. The Boost Juice founder offers terrific advice and shares her highs and lows on the way to seeing the brand soar.
Zakgirl
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone in business
Exceptional business insight book. Janine is a truly amazing person. Great read and investment.
Angela Dimos
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great tips on how to run a business, especially a franchise. What struck me most was her gorgeous relationship with the love of her life. Pick your partners well!!
Moses
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a great and everyone should read. There were many life lessons worth shared by the author is worth taking note and applying it.
Tom Fontaine
May 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
It’s was a 264 page cliché
Adam Ashton
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really interesting story about a girl who never finished high school but went on to create Boost Juice, which has now passed $2b in global sales. Goes to show that there is now blueprint or stereotype for a typical entrepreneur, and with the right attitude, anyone can do it.
Claudette
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
(Audiobook) Very interesting how Boost has become a global company. My god this women has some energy. Interesting idea's behind the growth of this business. However not everyone wants to build a business as grand as this. So take from it what you will. I also found she kept referring to her husband as she needed her husband behind her to support this business, which was a little annoying. Because she was basically saying you need a strong partner behind you. A lot of women start businesses with ...more
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