Why Women Need a Business Community?
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Why Women Need a Business Community?

Have you ever had enough of your work place and wanted to do something else? Have you ever been made redundant or were forced to give up your job? Well, this is the best time to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and start and run your own business. Work from home, at your own pace, on your own schedule, impact the world and elevate the community. But you won’t succeed unless you are part of a business community!

Last week I talked to my friends whose maternity leave is coming to an end and they all had mixed feelings about going back to work. On the one hand, it is great to have adult conversation, work routine, work challenges, being worthy as a contributor in the society again. And of course, you don’t want to be left behind in the business world. On the other hand, it is actually an internal struggle to leave that little person (or people) behind and have them being looked after by someone else. And of course there is a financial cost to childcare too.

Hmm, but what can you do?

Just roll with it, right?

The world changes quite a lot for a woman who becomes a mum. If you are a mum, you know what I’m talking about.

There is that daily battle to achieve work / family balance…

What is the challenge?

When a woman wants to start a business, she has different challenges to a man – for example access to capital, knowing how to promote herself, writing a business plan.

What can a business community do for you?

a business community provides:

  • free workshops
  • training
  • advice,
  • mentoring
  • and hands on coaching

In fact, business support from people who have done it it’s essential to one’s growth.

How do you know that, Lucie?

I’ve done it myself!

But don’t just take my work for it.

According to an article in the Daily Telegraph from 2nd July 2018 “Why Britain needs Women’s Business Act” the impact is very clear.

As of 2017, more than 11.6 million firms in the US are owned by women, employing nearly nine million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. One in five companies with a revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned.”

What are the numbers?

“The report will reveal that female founders who are part of a business community are twice as likely to forecast growth, compared to those who are not. However, 50 per cent are not part of such a network, despite believing the opportunity to connect with likeminded people would benefit their business. While a third (30 per cent) said they wouldn’t even know where to find one and agreed the current business environment is better set up for male leaders. 

Women mean business

Did you know “that the economy is missing out on more than 1.2 million new enterprises due to the untapped business potential of women.”

It is a fact that In the UK it is a lot harder to succeed that in the US.

However, female entrepreneurship in Britain is on the rise.

In 2017, Aston University reported that the proportion of working-age women going into business had risen by 45 per cent between 2013 and 2016, compared with 2003 to 2006 (the figure was 27 per cent  for men). And more women currently intend on becoming business owners. 

Are you in?

If this is you and you are curious to find out more for yourself let me share with you what path I took that helped me. I’m happy, excited, thrilled when working with women. It’s a real privilege and joy to see them achieving their goals, successes and happiness in their lives, because they are in charge once again. It’s a wonderful co-creation, which means more than just making money. Well, these women I know

If you want:

  • Recognition
  • More equal pay
  • Impact the world
  • Make a difference in the community
  • Socialize with like minded women
  • More purpose in your life
  • To be my next success story

Do you tick more than one box? Let’s talk!

I can’t wait to learn what we can achieve together.

Have you found these tips useful? If yes, feel free to share it and help someone to change their life.

Via: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/business/america-30-years-ahead-britain-helping-women-entrepreneurs/

Lucie Patel Varekova

 

 

 

 

Helping You Create Healthy Finances

www.luciepatelvarekova.com

Skype: Lucie Patel Varekova

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