Yes, I’m a woman business owner, but I’m not just tooting my own horn – there are so many of us out there now! According to a report issued by the Department of Commerce, the number of businesses owned by women grew by 44% between 1997 and 2007.
What I like even better, though, is that women are helping other women make their business dreams come true! Take, for example, Chic CEO. This website, founded by Stephanie Burns, provides valuable free information to women interested in starting their own business or growing their current business. Here’s a great article on how Stephanie came up with the idea.
If you’re a woman business owner, take time to mentor someone just getting started! Join a great group like the National Association of Women Business Owners (I know our Nashville NAWBO chapter members are always generous when it comes to helping other members grow their business!). Their slogan says it all: “Vibrant, Vital and Involved: We Mean Business!”