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Inspiration for Women, from Women!

Published on Sep 17, 2013

Summary

Women entrepreneurs have something to celebrate and a source of inspiration as more women-owned businesses and resources come online.
In honor of American Women’s Business Day on September 22, BizFilings is here to share some inspiration for our fellow women entrepreneurs! We have come a long way since the first celebration of the day back in 1982 – kudos to you! Let’s start with the facts; as of 2013, it is estimated that there are over 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating over $1.3 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 7.8 million people.1 Thisproof point alone is a sign of great momentum for women just entering the startup world – a great sign that the industry is flourishing! Have you started a business but are concerned for future success? It’s a natural progression to have doubts, but it’s key to keep your long-term goals in mind, even in the phases of slow growth. “Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” – Julie Andrews, actress, singer, author. Together, businesswomen across the country have contributed significantly to the overall health of the American economy and the growth of entrepreneurship. States with the highest adoption rate of women-owned businesses include New York, California and Texas. Are you one of them? “Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as a survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. Additionally, businesswomen continue to diversify the economy by spreading their skills to a variety of industries – among the leading markets are healthcare, education and social work. Still need inspiration to push you into entrepreneurship? Our guide can help you navigate the many considerations of starting a woman-owned business and can help make important decisions about funding, legal requirements and long-term business goals. Keep in mind, half the battle is internal. Believe in your ability to be successful and you are on your way! “The one thing that I think is critical in the entrepreneurial spirit is that it’s all attitude. If you think you can, then you’re half way there. If you say, ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated.” - Debbi Fields, Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies. Remember, you aren’t alone! Networking with other business women can often help you overcome challenges that others have likely faced in their careers. Best of luck!   1 http://www.womenable.com/pages.php?tabid=2&pageid=227&title=2013+State+of+WOBS Inspiration for Women