Today is International Women’s Day, so I thought I would take a few minutes to share my thoughts on women and entrepreneurship.
How Do I Define Entrepreneurship?
There are some differing opinions on this matter, so I’ll share my view of entrepreneurship. I believe entrepreneurship is any venture that takes you outside the traditional employment model and allows you to create income doing your own thing. That thing could be starting your own brick and mortar business, creating online courses, developing software, freelance writing or designing, becoming an author, podcaster, speaker or starting a YouTube channel, etc. It could also be creating physical products or selling your crafts or artwork.
Other examples include coaching, personal training and spiritual mentorship and instruction. As you can see, I have a broad definition of entrepreneurship.
I’m also obsessed with it.
I suspect I bore my family and friends alike with my endless rants about how they and everyone I come across should be starting a business.
I guess it’s not for everyone, but I truly believe we are entering an age where traditional employment won’t always be the automatic choice. And I believe that the more women get involved with entrepreneurship, the better.
Why? Because entrepreneurship brings freedom and abundance. When a woman starts a business, she creates more opportunities, not just for herself but for other women.
When our daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friend’s daughters see us starting, running and making a living from our businesses it inspires them to dream that much bigger.
If she can do it, maybe I can do it!
I tell any woman who will listen to me that she can start some kind of business. It could be anything: A Shopify store, a service-based business, coaching, consulting, freelance writing, blogging, affiliate marketing, the possibilities are endless. Even if the business doesn’t immediately bring in a ton of revenue, it’s still YOURS. It’s something that you built. YOU. With your heart and hands and imagination and ingenuity.
Women can pull themselves out of poverty with entrepreneurship. Women can help pull other women out of poverty with their businesses.
Women can reclaim their power and freedom. They can be independent. They can empower themselves and others.
If you are a woman with a business, talk to someone about it. Don’t be afraid to flaunt it a little bit. Share what you are doing and teach what you know. The more women empowered to enter the world of entrepreneurship, the better.
Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment, I would love to get to know you better! And if you think someone else could benefit from this, give it a share.
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