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The Brava Business Book Club

A free online community for book-loving business owners to learn, stretch & grow.

So Many Books, So Little Time…

Are you surrounded by a growing stack of unread (and half-read) books, each promising to unlock new insights and strategies for your business? Collecting them is easy – you can’t leave a bookshop online or off without a new haul. But actually finding time to read them?

Well, that’s another story!

Don’t worry – we’ve come up with the perfect solution. If you’re a book-loving small business owner searching for knowledge, growth, and a supportive community of like-minded individuals, then pull up a chair and join us in The Brava Business Book Club.

Bookish Chats, Fresh Inspiration & Genuine Conversation

The Brava Business Book Club is an online community of small and mighty business owners who share a love for reading and a thirst for knowledge. Our mission is to help you carve out the time to finish all those insightful books in your to-be-read pile and to connect with like-minded souls for meaningful discussions, thoughtful reflections and plenty of laughs along the way.

We’re all about:

  • Authentic Connections: Our community is a relaxed, “non-networky” environment. Think considered chats over a cuppa rather than pitching under pressure.
  • Thoughtful Discussions: It’s not just about reading; it’s about diving deep into the material and exploring the practical applications for our lives and businesses.
  • Supportive Atmosphere: This is a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely share your thoughts and ideas for a lively exchange of perspectives.

“Lovely supportive energy…”

“Marina has worked her magic to create a group and a space with such a lovely supportive energy that gives us room to read, share and grow. I’m delighted that I joined and each week I look forward to the next session where I get to meet and chat with the other members, as well as make progress on reading some books.”

Andrea McQuillan – Digital Marketer & Coach

How It Works: Inclusive, Interactive & Member-Driven

We meet online each month to discuss our chosen book, and you’re invited! But that’s not all; we also host virtual co-reading sessions multiple times a week, giving you the chance to hold space for reading in your busy schedule and catch up with other members.

This is your community, and your voice counts. Each month, our members vote on the next book we’ll dive into, so you’ll always find reading material that resonates with you. Our private community is a welcoming space for vibrant conversations and exchanging ideas.

And the best thing? Membership of The Brava Business Book Club is completely free.

Just click the button below to join us today.

Your Book Club Membership Includes:

Monthly Book Club Meetings

We meet each month over Zoom to chat, reflect, and share our views on the book of the moment. Sharp insights, lively discussion, and plenty of laughter guaranteed!

Virtual Co-Reading Sessions

A little slice of calm in your busy day. Join us for 30-minutes of peace, solitude and reading time with your fellow book clubbers. It’s a brilliant way to cultivate a reading habit.

Private Online Community

Our online community is a warm, welcoming, safe space for book-loving business owners. No pitches, no hard selling. Just genuine connections fuelled by the magic of books.

Hi there!

I’m Marina – introvert, empath, and connection-seeker. I partner with service-based solopreneurs to help them achieve time freedom and business growth, so I’m also partial to a bit of structure and the odd spreadsheet!
Above, all, I value genuine connection and am committed to forging authentic, meaningful relationships wherever I go. That’s why I founded The Brava Business Book Club.

My vision for this community is a beautiful space where small business owners can learn, expand their horizons, and grow together. It’s an opportunity for us to hit pause in our hectic lives and make room for reading, reflection, and real relationships. Will you join us? We’d love to have you there!

“Come for the books, but you’ll stay for the connections…”

“Marina has created such a supportive, friendly and thought-provoking space. I love hearing everyone else’s perspectives on our books and having the chance to chat and debate back and forth, with plenty of laughs thrown in for good measure.

It’s not just about absorbing knowledge; it’s about applying it and sharing insights with like-minded souls. You might come for the books, but you’ll stay for the connections, conversations and warm, welcoming community. Highly recommended!”

Sarah Hanstock – Strategic Partner & Business Support Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of books will we read?2023-08-29T14:04:20+00:00

We choose books that are related to business and personal development – because as you know, running a business is a personal development journey in itself!

When does the book club meet?2023-08-29T14:05:18+00:00

We meet via Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month.

What are the book club meetings like?2023-08-29T14:06:09+00:00

Our meetings are casual, friendly, and relaxed. Dress comfortably and bring along a nice cuppa – maybe even a biscuit or two. 😉

What if I struggle to find time to read?2023-08-29T20:21:20+00:00

You are definitely not alone in that struggle! In fact, that’s one of the reasons that many of our members join the book club. To help you with this, we hold at least two virtual co-reading sessions each week. These are optional 30-minute sessions where we meet on Zoom and read quietly together. We recommend that you try at least one, as they are very effective.

What if I haven’t finished the book?2023-08-29T20:24:52+00:00

That’s ok – we know that sometimes life takes over. Come along to the meetings anyway. It’s an opportunity to say hello, as well as pick up some new ideas and share your thoughts on the parts you have read.

Will the meetings be recorded?2023-08-29T20:22:08+00:00

In the interest of giving everyone a safe space to share their thoughts and ideas, book club meetings will not be recorded. We do share a summary of the key discussion points by email after each meeting though.

“The sharing of ideas changed how I viewed the book…”

“I really enjoyed looking at the book from a learning perspective as well as just reading it for its own sake. The sharing of ideas also changed how I viewed the book giving it more depth and layers than I had seen myself.”

Muireann Fitzmaurice – Marketing Consultant, Trainer & Mentor

Join The Brava Business Book Club

If you want to broaden your mind and your reading horizons, finally make a dent in your to-be-read stack, and be part of a fabulous community of small business owners, then join us today. We’d love to have you on board!