I’ve written several times about the concept of being your own boss and the rewards that come with it.
Embrace the Challenge
It is so invigorating to take on a challenge, no matter how big or small, simple or complex, and experience the sweetness of success when an idea works out even remotely close to the way it was planned. When you think of having greater flexibility and freedom from the financial limits of a regular 9-5 when you have your own business, you can see why more and more women are encouraged to start their own venture.
The Barriers Have Come Down
When I started in business more than 20 years ago, it was a different world. For a female entrepreneur looking to start a business, it was like making application to join a men’s club. But my determination to have the flexibility I needed in raising my family easily vanquished any nonsense about whether a woman could actually succeed in business.
Turn Your Passion into a Business
I am a really big fan of the idea of turning your passion into a business. If you do it right, it can be the best of all worlds. Recently, I saw an ad with the message “turn what you’re into, into a business.” This simple idea has taken the world by storm in 2019, especially now that women are no longer bound by limiting thoughts of insecurity about whether they have what it takes to make it on our own.
In an article for Business Woman Media, author Willy Beamen offers some valuable tips to strengthen your opportunity for success in any modern business as a female entrepreneur.
Women are Kicking Butt
According to the article, female entrepreneurs have managed to succeed with their endeavor and over the past few years, their small businesses having generated well over $1.6 trillion in revenue annually in the U.S. alone.” Let that number sink in and erase any doubts about a woman’s ability to chase her dream in the small business arena.
You Have a Hard Won Advantage
Women are succeeding everywhere and one underlying reason is that we come out of the starting gate with in place management skills from running a household. You may not realize that you have those time management,budgeting, coordination, and decision-making skills to name a few, because they go largely unnoticed. But, you do, and they are valuable as heck.
Look at it this way. If you can manage a household and hold down a day job, you can start and run a small business. Simple as that, trust me.
With all of this in mind, Beamen details 5 business success tips for women entrepreneurs such as developing and maintaining a social media presence, learning to delegate tasks, using your personal network, and so on.
Pass it On
When all is said and done, she encourages you to share your challenges, knowledge, and experience with aspiring female entrepreneurs to help get them where you are.
There is some good practical advice in the article, and if you would like to read the entire piece Click here to read more about tips.