There’s never been a better time for women with aspirations to thrive in the world of business. More and more Divapreneurs are taking life by the horns by starting their own companies, and you could be next. But before jumping into the deep end, it’s imperative that you conduct the necessary research. The first question is quite simple: is the idea right for you.
Most creative entrepreneurs will have had a variety of ideas over the years.
September 22nd is designated as American Business Women’s Day. It is is a day to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for the to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking and national recognition.
American Business Women’s Day is a great way to gear up for National Business Women’s Week which has officially been celebrated the third full week of October since 1938.
Celebrating women in business is something that we strive to do regularly here at Divas With A Purpose.
Being a work-at-home-mom (WAHM) can be a wonderful experience. You typically can schedule at least some of your work around your family, you don’t have long drives to and from the office and you usually don’t have to spend exorbitant amounts on child care.
Of course, like many things in life, there is always a flip side — and in the case of most WAHMs, that is trying to juggle the real work and responsibilities that you have every day with the constant needs of your kids,
Not many people are blessed with a career they love. More often than not, people treat their jobs as just a source of income rather than a fulfilling part of their lives. However, we all spend a good chunk of our lives working and creating the career path we are on, so why shouldn’t we love what we do? The truth is many people are scared to take those necessary steps to changing their career or falling in love with the job they do.
If you are in charge of your own business, then chances are you already have a keen entrepreneurial spirit. This is something which is likely to serve you well in the long run, so you may as well make the most of it. One great use of this is to try to earn some extra money on the side. No matter how successful your business might be, once you have it set up and running,
The ultimate achievement in branding is to have your company product or name overtake the existing English word. We can see this sort of thing all around us in conversation. People don’t say, “I searched online for pajamas.” They say “I Googled pajamas.” People don’t say that the played “flying saucers” at the weekend. They say “I played frisbee.” And they don’t day “extruded polystyrene insulating foam.” They say “styrofoam.”
All these brands have had a mixture of luck and cleverness.
More people than ever are starting their own businesses these days, but few will last beyond a year or two. Great ideas will only get you so far, after all – and there are many other things you need for success.
A healthy dose of luck and a lot of hard work are essential, of course. But, you can also go a long way by developing a support network for your startup.