There are more women entrepreneurs in today’s United States than there have ever been, but it is still a different set of rules for women than for men. Can
women entrepreneurs come out of the global recession having reset those rules? Absolutely!
Women entrepreneurs in general, begin their business with less funding, fewer resources, fewer mentors and less reliable suppliers than men. In truth, women began their businesses with less of everything, but vision and drive. They were diving in from the lower board while their male counterparts lined up at the high dive. While the world picks itself up and dusts itself off from the collapse of the world markets, women can be using this recovery time to take a place in the high-dive line!
While women may have fewer traditional resources than male entrepreneurs when they start their businesses, they bring new resources to the table. Creative business models, new ways of networking and the ability to manage multiple projects are some of the new talents women bring to the entrepreneurial world. Women may have less contacts at the bank, but they do have contacts in the community and have the talent of carving time out of busy schedules for their business needs.
The leveling of the economic and entrepreneurial field wrought by the financial meltdown has provided the perfect opportunity that the woman entrepreneur needs to pounce on. Female associations and networks should be rewriting the rules and teaching the woman entrepreneur about finding investors, establishing advisory boards and how to showcase the unique attributes of women in the marketplace.
At Xperience Connections, we are raising up leaders who influence their communities. We educate, mentor, and learn from one another. We are a sisterhood of professional women entrepreneurs looking to expand globally. Are you ready to impact your area? Are you looking to grow your business? We welcome you with open arms and warm hearts.