women empowerment book

Starting From Scratch

One Woman's Pursuit Of Family, Business And The American Dream

By: Shelly Henderson

Having it all sometimes means throwing it all to the wind first. For Shelly Henderson, achieving her dream of starting a business meant giving up her role as a stay-at-home mom and embarking on a new path of chaos and unpredictability.

In Starting from Scratch: One Woman’s Pursuit of Family, Business, and the American Dream, Shelly tells the story of how she and her husband, Phil, gave up everything to chase their entrepreneurial ambitions and open Henderson Properties. Shelly’s anecdotes, filled with the realities of motherhood, entrepreneurship, and the parallels between them, outline how she and Phil managed to grow their family while growing their business.

Empowering and evocative, Starting from Scratch will help parents and community leaders mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs and offer practical advice for employees and employers on creating a dynamic atmosphere conducive to team and leadership building. No matter your phase in life or business, Starting from Scratch will inspire and encourage you to consider how your values lay the foundation for your success.


Shelly Henderson

Founder, Henderson Properties

She also runs the company’s leadership development courses for employees. Previously, Henderson managed accounting, human relations, rental property management and maintenance services for the company.

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