You're partners in life and in business. "Couple-preneurs." Some might even call you a power couple. Anyway you describe it, as the female half of the pair, you're trying to keep it all together. And you're ready to join a COMMUNITY that understands you!
You’re the boss
It’s YOUR business and he helps you run it.
He’s an advisor
He works elsewhere and helps out as your “silent partner”…
He’s the boss
You’re the supportive woman, helping him run the business.
You’re equal partners
You run the business together.
Women entrepreneurs are different. We're not just about business. We're about LOVE too.
Many chose to create a business out of necessity; leaving their inflexible corporate jobs to be closer to their families, We're caregivers in the home and in our businesses as well. What we do inevitably revolves around our loved ones. How does this affect the way we run our businesses? Nurture our relationships? And take care of ourselves? It's time we talk about those things. Because for women entrepreneurs LOVE has lots to do with BUSINESS.
The Amex 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses report says women-owned firms surpassed 9.4 million enterprises – 30% of American businesses.
In business with a loved one
In 2014 Statistics Canada reported 15.7% of businesses were majority owned by women and 19.7% (almost 1/5!) were equally owned by a woman and man.
Fear of failure
70% of women executives report feeling inadequate; we are more likely to fear failure and to have lower perceptions of our abilities than men...
Women thrive in a tribe
95% of the women entrepreneurs we have talked to want more resources to grow their business. Join us!
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Check out our latest posts and musings about female entrepreneurship and running a business with a loved one...
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