7 Incredible Facts About Women-Owned Businesses
Thursday, January 19, 2017
To put it bluntly, there should be more businesses run by women. However, that is not the case due to a long list of reasons, primarily that women have not been given the chance to be entrepreneurs.
When you think about it, there are some businesses which only a woman would be able to pull off. These businesses may seem to be gender stereotypes. However, it so happens that most women already knew about these things and were comfortable doing it. For instance, curtains and blankets were things that women did at home because they knew how to sew. That is no longer the case now, as less and less teenagers even know how to thread a needle.
On the other hand, the only reason that there are more men who have Internet-related businesses is because young girls were dissuaded to learn web design and development. It is not fashionable for girls to learn how to code in HTML/CSS, much less in PHP and other web-based languages.
Starting a business usually starts with the same few steps: I have an idea, and I think it is going to make me some money. This is followed by: “I have a skill and I know what I am doing.” The skill part of the thinking process is where things get difficult. It is a matter of confidence, and making things work, whether there is adequate capital for the business or not.
Women owned businesses go through more challenges than the ones that were established by men. It has everything to do with gender stereotypes. Investors are more likely to invest in a company or business set up by a group of men than a group of women. That is a sad but true fact of life.
This infographic details some amazing facts about women owned businesses. We hope to inspire more women to take the lead and break more gender stereotypes just by being their awesome selves.