Shared Leadership for the Future
Everyday I ask prospective women in business clients: "Are you building value in your business?" The response is too often glazed over eyes. And, then the question, "How can I build value in my business if the business is all about me?"
Are you running your business or is your business running you?
Women's businesses make up more than 40% of all small businesses in the United States. For more than 25 years, women have been starting new businesses at twice the rate of men in this country. The surveys demonstrate that the number one reason women start their own business is because they not only want but need to find greater flexibility in their work/life balance. During the research for my book HER TURN: Why It's Time For Women To Lead in America I learned from thousands of women why they left corporate jobs with six figure incomes to start their own business and make do with less income but greater access to home and family. Truth is men have as much difficulty as women today with work/life balance but our society has less sympathy for their plight. As a women entrepreneur myself, I know that starting and running your own business doesn't mean less hours of work. In fact, it requires more time yet with more control.
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