Bette’s Business Book club will be explained today by yours truly. I hope everybody’s having a good day. It’s been a very long short week. Hopefully, it’ll be relaxing. Okay, I’m going to go ahead and get started.

Hi, I’m Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, and about a year or two ago, I started a Business Book Club. The thing that’s cool about this is it’s completely free. It’s like free school. We used to compare it to free root canal, free school. But this is a free school. If you’re the type of person who likes to read, or if you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to read, this can be such a valuable group for you. There are a few reasons. Number one, I read a lot. I also listen to a lot of books. So between those two things, I cover a lot of books in a year. I have found that I’ve gained so much knowledge in a relatively easy, fast, and cheap way, especially with business books. And I discovered that I would read these books and wouldn’t have very many people to discuss them with. So I created Bette’s Business Book Club.

Number one, there, is that you can join us for free. Number two, you can discuss the topics and the books and the matters they cover with other people—number three, networking. You have the opportunity to meet people you’ve never met before, which is always pretty cool. Number five, hmm. Well, you get to spend time with me. So check it out. That’s Business Book Club. It’s free. It’s not like a crazy book club where you’re committed, and if you don’t show up, something happens. Come and go as you please. We do it on Zoom. Hopefully, soon we’ll be back in person. I hope you join. Our next one is next Thursday, the 27th? So I hope to see you there.

I used to host this business book club in the coffee shop outside my Fort Lauderdale office, but during the COVID-19 shutdown, I moved it online to Zoom. It became more popular on Zoom, and the streaming to Facebook has been even more engaging. You can see our previous Business Book Club meetings on the website or Youtube, with our Business Book Club Playlist.

While the book club is a great accountability tool, I try to read other books that wouldn’t be as popular with my membership. We discuss our choices and recommendations in the Facebook Group, so if you’re interested, please join us.