March 8 is International Women’s Day, which gives the world a chance to reflect on the significant gains women have achieved in the global community. With over 12.3 million companies around the world, four in every 10 businesses are now majority-owned, operated, and controlled by women. And last year alone, 1,821 new women-owned businesses opened in the U.S. each day! Take a look at some of the best advice from the top female entrepreneurs.
Over recent years, more and more women tend to forego their traditional workplaces as they look into starting their own businesses. Whether you have a passion for the arts, technology, or history, you can ultimately inspire yourself to become your own role model. Entrepreneurs need new ideas, passions, and self-confidence to start off on the right foot and grow their business.
To thrive in an industry where there are endless amounts of companies offering the same service, it is important to let your true self shine! To grow a company and stay out in front of the competition, one needs to catch the eye of the perspective client. Do so by putting your passion into what you’re doing and let it be known why you are the best option in your category.
Moreover, when you’re the only woman in the room or the only person of color or the youngest, it can feel like your voice doesn’t matter. But, instead of putting your thoughts in that direction, think about the importance of the situation you find yourself in. Take a look at the new perspective that you are bringing to the table. That within itself screams volumes.
Lastly, seek out a mentor. Mentors help save time, as they can give you a piece of their wisdom to help you make the right decision. You would also be saving a lot of time in which you would be otherwise contemplating your next move.
So this Friday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, practice kindness, confidence, and bravery.