When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
It is no surprise to me women have become prominent and successful business owners. Nor do I doubt the financial, political, and social influence of such women. Women in business are growing, especially in the small business community with the flexibility of working from home and the home office.
Progress for Women in Business
Long have women been unable or forced out of business in past generations. Women of today are college educated, unafraid, confident, bold, intelligent, and strong. The cultural dynamic in this country has changed and women are no longer satisfied to sit it out and wait patiently on the sidelines. The word is out that small business and self-employment are practical endeavors for those willing to put in the hard work and women are seizing opportunities to create businesses for themselves.
Additionally, women are no longer teaching their daughters to accept societal status quo. Rather young women today are taught to go for their dreams and goals just the same as young men. Our daughters learn they are intelligent, creative, productive, strong, and valuable members of society. Women in business and small businesses are setting the trend.
This article supports the current trend of women entrepreneurs. Coupled with technology and a shift in societal thinking; women now have access to resources and supports once unavailable or non-existent.
Here are 10 + 1 Helpful and Inspiring Resources for Women in Business
Test, Try, and Learn from Different Resources
In my businesses I use a variety of resources. I have used one or more of the above resources for my businesses; AVisp and French Robin Designs. Currently I am using Google +, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Pinterest to name just a few. Search the internet to find more resources for women in business, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. Support groups and tools are also available for specific industries such as finance, crafting, clothing, blogging, etc.
Test some of the organizations and tools to find a good fit. In the end running your own business is all about learning.
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