In the past I spend a lot of time mentoring women owned businesses, in the hopes that I could help them avoid making some of the mistakes that I've made in the past. For awhile I sat on the Women's Advisory Board at one of the incubators helping start up businesses as a volunteer.
I gave a presentation last month about how I've grown my business with help from other's, to one of the local business leagues of American Business Women's Association and was asked by several how to go about starting a business or entering direct sales (blog post on how to choose a Direct Sales Company), so I thought I would take some time to share some great information.
The below are some of the highlights from an email from Yolanda Garcia Olivarez from the SBA.
- Over 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.
- Women-owned businesses generate over $1.3 trillion in revenues.
- Women-owned businesses employ 7.8 million people.
There are also a lot of women entering Direct Sales as a full time career. . . I've represented Jordan Essentials (A women owned business) for 14 years as not only does it give Women an opportunity to reach for something better, adjust to leaving corporate America. But the Direct Sales Industry brings with it considerable mentoring and training which ALL NEW business owners need.
There is NO doubt that women contribute very heavily to the success of the American Economy