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Women Entrepreneurs

There are a lot of successful women in business but there are room for many more women entrepreneurs.

Business consultants have for years experienced that women entrepreneurs are very skillful and have many good business ideas.  And yet, many women hesitate to transform their business ideas into action.

One of the major reason for this is women lack confidence in executing their business idea. It is a shame, because women business owners becomes very good women business owners.

Women entrepreneurs knowledge

Compared to men entering business, most women are:

  • Harder working
  • More careful
  • More accurate
  • More serious
  • More enquiring
  • More likely to admit to inability
  • More likely to seek and listen to advice
  • Quieter and less flamboyant
  • Less inclined to push themselves forward
  • Better at dealing with people
  • More likely to worry
  • More likely to underestimate themselves
  • More likely to blame themselves when things go wrong
    (Collected by Michael Morris)

Women entrepreneurs are experienced managers

At the same time women entrepreneurs are often better managers than men. They know by experience how to lead a group of people because they have often been the managers of their own family.

If you have three children, a mother in law who does not think you are good enough for her son, few money to buy food for, parents that depends on you, a husband you might love but who is not always that caring combined with evening classes in computing and you still manage you are quite a manager.

Managing a business is often less difficult that managing an extended family.

Women Entrepreneurs must learn business skills

Women entrepreneurs have to deal with the same basic business essentials as men and the best way to learn these business skills is to write a business plan. You can read the book Business Plan for Women Entrepreneurs and use this business plan template if you want help to formulate your business dreams.

When you write a plan on how to start business it should contain information on the following 9 issues:

Personal Resources

Running a newly established company is a very personal thing as its owner is typically the only one present in the company. Therefore, it is important to emphasise to yourself and others alike that you do possess the capacity and resources necessary to run a business. As a woman entrepreneur you are probably better than you thing yourself.
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Product or Service

The product or service you offer is the lifeblood of your business. Thus, it is important to analyse its various aspects. Special attention should be paid to what the customers demand from the product or service.
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Market Description

Before you are able to carry out any sort of sales or marketing action you need to identify the market you want to penetrate. A good marketing result requires thorough market and customer insight.
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Sales and Marketing

Sales and marketing are your tools to approach potential customers in order to rise an interest in your product or service. Whether to run local newspaper advertisements, direct mails, work out an internet solution, or attend international trade fairs, is entirely dependent on what you sell and what customer profile you want to approach.
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Organising Business Start

You need to describe the every-day running of your company and also take into account the cost of arranging and running your business.
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Business Development

It is hard to think 3-4 years ahead even before your business is up and running. It would, however, be an advantage if you at this early stage can envision the outlines of an even bigger and more interesting company than the one you start out with.
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Budgets are the above topics described in economic terms. The more specific the plans, the easier it becomes to work out budgets. Budgets will also contribute to the concretizing of the plans and it is ok to go back and change plans if the budgets prove them unrealistic.
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Financing merely means: "How do I raise the funds that I need to start my own business?"
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Business Concept

A good idea is only a good business idea if you are able to make enough money from it for you to live independently.
Once you have got an idea, in most cases it needs adjusting and further development before it turns into a commercial concept.
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Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
– Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics Founder

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