Shared Leadership for the Future
Fact or fiction? You must be a superwoman to be a woman entrepreneur! The job description requires the following:* Ability to leap tall buildings at a single bound
Nothing is better than to be WOWed by a great speaker. You know when you hear one and you spend the next week telling everyone about her. So, have you ever sat in an audience and while listening to a mind-blowing speech thought I want to do that too?
Starting a business is easy compared to taking it to the next level - particularly, for women entrepreneurs. Why do I say this? Because it is the truth. Growing a business requires a lot more risk, more cash than you have on hand and, most likely, new people (employees & prospects). In other words, courage, cash and customers!
Have you ever thought about hiring a business coach to talk about your business?
In my experience, as a women entrepreneur and as a women's business coach, women want MORE! They want to be taken seriously! They want to have control! They want to do it their way! They have an idea, a concept, a plan and they want to take a risk----but will anyone believe in them to go for it?
No one argues that women tend to care for everyone on their list before taking care of themselves. Children, pets, husband (significant other), parents, in-laws (out-laws), friends, community, and the list goes on. Women entrepreneurs (small business owners) add employees, customers, and vendors to the list. And way down at the bottom of the list -- if added at all is - Me.
As a business coach, and now health coach, I am continually amazed at how many people in business spend thousands of dollars attempting to sell something that they don't personally embrace themselves.
Launching a small business is no small feat. Millions of Americans dream about it every year and only a small percentage take the risk. Women entrepreneurs continue to launch 1/3 more businesses each year than their male counterparts. But just because you accept the challenge of small business ownership doesn't mean success is in your future.
Are you running your business or is your business running you?
Men and women start businesses and buy small businesses. But, most often, the reasons that get into business in the first place is completely different.
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