Did you know that more people than ever are starting businesses, inspired, rather than discouraged by the roller coaster ride we’ve had with the economy in recent years? Women are opening businesses at twice the rate of men now, and are poised to take over business in the U.S in the 21st century. We’ve come a long way, baby. (Now if we could just work on getting equal pay!)
Read some inspiring stories, like this advice from Jay Goltz, who owns 5 businesses in Chicago. He says: “The essence of entrepreneurship is not about taking risk. It is about figuring things out.”
Also, tips from entrepreneur Susan T. Spencer, the first Woman General Manager of an NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles. “I think women have a need to understand that when they are in a business, they need to grow it, not baby-sit it. If you don’t grow, you don’t have power. ”
Finally, listen to this podcast on the BBC radio show “Woman’s Hour”, where women all over the UK call in and share their amazing experiences of launching their own businesses, the vast majority of which are success stories.