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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Why Women do so well Starting Businesses

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Historically women have worked from home , i.e. have been their own bosses. Men usually worked or hunted in groups where they had to obey orders.
Women also have more experience of multi-tasking, time scheduling, working to long term goals, working without a structure with no fixed hours. These are all qualities required to run a small business.

 

Women don’t mind asking for help, whereas many men of us men are too proud and try and do everything themselves.

Men traditionally went out hunting if they killed one big beast a month they were a hero, women had the boring, tedious and meticulous jobs preparing vegetables, gathering berries, sewing clothes. Lots of the activities required for starting your own business are tedious and repetitive.

 

A final crucial advantage is that women are used to operating in negative situations, ie where people disapprove of their actions or aspirations, a situation many start-up business people find themselves in. Men who have left a secure job where everyone admired them to start their own business find this especially difficult.

 

So parents if you want your sons to do as well as your daughters get them to start peeling carrots and shelling peas, and I mean it!

 

What do you think?

3 Responses to Why Women do so well Starting Businesses

Sue

January 9th, 2012 at 6:31 am

How very intuitive of you, especially the part about how women are used to operating in negative situations where they face disapproval. It hadn’t occurred to me that all of the negativity I’ve received from others would help me succeed in business, but it’s nice to know that it wasn’t all for nothing!

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Victoria

March 10th, 2012 at 6:50 am

As a woman, I never stood back and looked at this topic from “the outside.” But when I did, it certainly explained a lot that I’d just taken for granted all these years. Excellent insight! Thank you, Victoria.

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admin

March 10th, 2012 at 7:31 am

I was inspired by the story of a woman who ran a successful business but could only work on it after her day job and after she had put her kids to bed!

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