Business Success Tips for Women
You have found your passion and want to turn it into a legit income while maintaining a busy household. Starting a business is scary enough, and succeeding is full of challenges itself. Here are a few tips for women who are daring to be successful:
Do not be afraid to follow your instincts, even if your dream idea does not seem popular. Businesses that are unique and creative do better than the run of the mill ideas. Have confidence in your idea and take charge. Boldness is a top attribute for women in business as outlined in main points of this Forbes article.
Business ownership ebbs and flows. There are highs, such as opening day, and there are lows, like when sales have slowed. Do not let the ups and downs cause you to quit or doubt to the point of destruction. Self-reflection of the business is not always a bad thing, but done for the wrong reasons can hinder growth. Check out these legendary women entrepreneurs who succeeded with fierce determination.
Opportunities present themselves at the most challenging times, encouraging you to think out of the box and step into new territory.
Rest and Relaxation
Take care of yourself as much as you are caring for your family and business. Just because you are the boss and the mom in charge, does not mean you do not deserve to be cared for. Find small ways to treat yourself in order to balance home and work. Do not feel guilty, balance is hard but the rewards flow into your family and business. If you need some self-care ideas, check out this post.
You do not need to wait for permission, that has already been established.
Chasing your dreams is hard work. Taking care of a home, family and running a business drain even the best women. Success is about showing up. Perfection is not the goal, completion is. It may be making the tenth meal for the week or meeting with a potential client. You may not feel like doing it, but the difference between successful business owners and those who are just trying it out, is that they show up.
Quitting is so easy. Life is difficult at times and may make you want to throw in the towel. Set up a group or "tribe" of supporters, a priority recommended in this Forbes article, who will cheer you on as you chase your dream. When self-doubt creeps in they will be happy to remind you who you are and why you cannot quit. Stay open and allow your support system to help when you need.
Starting a business and pushing to succeed takes mental grit above all. You cannot always be at the top of your game, therefore having an accountability partner to help you stick to your goals is invaluable. Choose someone who knows your vision, your desires, and wants to help you succeed. This person will push you to follow your plan and keep you moving forward.
Eighty percent of businesses fail to survive past the first year, but it just takes that little extra push to make it toward success. Contact us today and we will discuss your challenges and the goals that have been hard to reach.
success resides in all of us, sometimes it is just a little harder to find.