How To Get Off The Ground as a Woman Business Owner
Are you a woman and have thought about perhaps starting your own business? In the working world today women have risen and have almost begun to outnumber the amount of men in the corporate world. Not only have women started to take a strong presence but they have continue to measure up and out perform men in business. With all the readily available resources today, women can take their entrepreneurial spirits and turn it into another Woman owned business success story.
Start to get those wheels turning sister...
Not sure where to start? First ask yourself what your business goals are and start to create a business plan. Having a well thought-out strategy plan at first may not seem very important, but when you are 2-3 years down the line and don't have any of these you will begin to face challenges not having these from the beginning. Not only is putting your plan in writing a smart idea, but it makes you have a higher percentage to actually stick to those goals and plans.
Hey Girl, There's an App for that...
Of course we are in the world of technology, but still a lot of people don't utilize all the tools that are out there for them. Once you finish your goals and plans for your future, you need ot start to think about fiscal planning, operations management, marketing, and just the nitty-gritty daily business tasks you will need to do in order to be successful. Automation is the name of the game, so make sure you do everything possible to automate your business. You can easily automate emails to customers/clients, your expenses, project tasking, inventory management, and more. If you cannot find a good application for what you are looking for find a good application developer to create it for you! It may be a little pricey up front, but in the end I guarantee it will save you time and energy.
Ladies you have to know how to get what you want...
Knowing where to get your information is just as important as the foundations of starting a business, if not more important. It is essential to be able to know what you need and to know where to look for it. With the rise of women owned businesses, many small business and entrepreneurial organizations have begun to develop over the past 5 years. Make sure to consult these groups for help or just to network. Networking is the new centuries biggest tool in being successful. The saying "You are who you know" will forever be used, especially in today's down economy. If you know the right people and if you are a driven professional, you will always do well. Here are few good resources for you:
- SBA (Small Business Association) Office of Women's Business Ownership
- Ladies Who Launch
- NAWBO – National Association of Women Business Owners
That's a brief little speech about being a successul woman business owner. We love to hear from people and hear what they have to say. What other resources or advice do you have?
The original artcle written by Black Rhino Solutions, Inc is here: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Technology/6707/How-to-Get-your-Woman-Owned-Business-into-Gear.html