The World of Business Before Women Entrepreneurs
Alright, let us examine the world of business. Men have always dominated business. However, “change” was inevitable. Daring to oppose the male dominated world of business, women entrepreneurs stepped forward and offered some serious competition. Men did not fully focus on women entrepreneurs as they managed to beat men in unfamiliar territory.
Men learned that underestimating women was a very bad idea. Good thing, men learned quickly about the value of fair treatment of every person. Had business men tried to ignore the growing number of women entrepreneurs, men would have found themselves facing downfall. Women now make up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the United States — the highest percentage since 1996, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.
In true business fashion, men had to give way to a compromise. Jacks gave way to Janes, and more women were brought in to different businesses. Killing prejudice in offices and the market has taken time, and were accomplished but we are not finished yet. Women have shown how they have and can accomplished great things.
Moments in history have occurred when women have outperformed men in business. Nowadays, no one should be judged by her gender, but by her accomplishments.
Equality in Business
Of course, there is the question of equality people have been asking, “What does equality really mean”? Quite a few groups, especially feminists, insist that equality can be attained only if women totally rule everything. Respecting their views is a pretty good way of treating them, as most people have found out. Some people, however, think that their views are twisted in the sense that, equality means that each side should have the same opportunity.
Thankfully, this seems to be the case today. Under today’s laws, one can not base a business decision on a person’s sex. Unfortunately, there still remains some narrow-minded enough to look down upon a woman, and these people often end up facing a lawsuit.
Women entrepreneurs changed the world by showing us how they understand some concepts better than men. XX chromosomes or XY chromosomes, men and women are now officially equal under law. Young people, however, tend to take this fact for granted. Zany teenagers think that equality always existed, and the women entrepreneurs who pioneered the change are often forgotten.
And that, my friend, is the story of women entrepreneurs from A to Z.
What Women Entrepreneurs Face Today
What do women entrepreneurs face today in business? There are a lot of opportunities today that open up the world for women entrepreneurs. Women need to watch and study these opportunities to take advantage of them.
Women can find a lot of useful websites and organizations that specialize in helping women entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. In fact, the different organizations actually help women realize their dreams of owning a globally competitive business.
Here are some examples of resources: National Women’s Business Council, Texas Small Business Association, Whole Planet Foundation.
Remember that we exist in a free-for-all environment. When we stepped into the world of business, we joined the cycle of kill or be killed. In today’s world, women need to have the ability to stand up to every kind of competition, threat and issue.
Women entrepreneurs face the same kind of threats their male counterparts do. They face the hardship of finding capital, building a customer base, and basically trying to shape their businesses into a globally competitive machine. They need to be able to focus fully on their job and make decisions based on sound reasoning mixed with a bit of human emotion.
There should always be a balance. Too much of anything can be very bad. Arm yourself with information. Study the environment for anything that can help or hinder in your business. Obtain a mentor that can help you prepare for anything, bad or good, that can affect your business.
These are but few of the things that the woman entrepreneur of today are facing. However, the technology of today makes it easy for anyone to be competitive in the world of business. You now have the tools at hand that will help you rise above your opponents. However, one question still remains. In order for you to succeed, you must look within yourself and ask: Do you have the will?