Women Entrepreneur – Lunch and Learn:
Advantages, Disadvantages, & Ways to Improve Women Businesses
Women Business Starters had an excellent event yesterday!
Made possible by Women Entrepreneur, Alexandra Chou of Infin8 Enterprises.
These amazing, adventurous, entrepreneurial women offered gems of knowledge to attendees.
Here are some takeaway points we would like to share with professionals everywhere (specially women).
- Learn how corporations are organized. Observe patterns, policies, understand why and how they are used. Take what you need from this experience and implement or enhance into your business.
- If you are a service business, it is important that your idea has a good foundation and that you know exactly what your niche is/will be.
- Focus on how you will keep yourself going. Everyone has bills to pay. Plan ahead. Be ready for the hard times ahead before your business takes off.
- Lose your fear of failure!
- Don’t let necessary processes get the best of you. Take everything one step at a time. Become versed and slowly go through each step until task is complete.
- When you first launch your business, EVERYTHING is your responsibility.
- ASK QUESTIONS. Women – talk to men, get their insight. An entrepreneur doesn’t have all the answers. Its a learned experience. Be diligent and seek what key pieces of information you need.
- Build and Use business networks. More than likely someone in your hub can aide you in your quest for knowledge.
- Create a ‘Favor Bank’. Its a give and take game. Learn how to use it!
- Be persistent. Be assertive. Make an impression.
- Get involved. Attend events. Get the opinions from experts.
- Visit conferences and trade shows in your area. Clients ripe for the picking can be found here!
- Balance yourself. Coordinate your tasks. Give attention to your clients and their needs. Deliver quality always!
- Delegate and Outsource what you don’t need to do yourself.
- Get Interns. Great labor source. Many colleges offer intern programs. Temp agencies are excellent too!
- Develop and Mature yourself to the level of recognition in your area. Be that expert!
- Know yourself, your business, your client, and their business.
- Seek in-depth knowledge of who you are working with. Background checks can’t hurt you.
- Setup your processes and methodologies for future scalability. Always look ahead towards your growth.
- PLAN BIG!
There you have it!
So much to put to good use. Women Entrepreneurs, hats off to you!
Published by Nancy Gonzalez, from SoTechie Spaces, Coworking Spaces