When I attended SCORE The Power of Women event they shared these stats... The State of Women Owned Businesses 😍There are 32 million small businesses operating across the United States
😍Women own 12.3 million of those businesses, which represents approximately 40%
😍Everyday approximately 1,800 new women owned small businesses are being started
The vibe in that room that day was ecstatic and empowering. 175 women came together to learn, network and grow their businesses.
Everyone was there cheering each other on... So tell me why we cannot do that on social media... For some reason, women struggle to empower their friends, family and neighbors when they start their own direct sales small business.
Honestly I have no clue... But next time someone tells you they started their own small business, think about the impact they are having on our economy, their family, their self esteem before you delete, block or bash their biz!
Because direct sales contributed to:
$34.9 Billion in estimated retail sales
73.5% are women working these businesses
When you learn to lift others up, instead of tearing them down, success will come to you too!
Plus as my mother always told me, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all❤
Ever feel like this? Yup me too. Here is the thing, not going may be the worst decision. I cannot tell you how many times I did not want to go and went. Guess what, I made a new connection. Some of those connections have helped build my business. Always say YES to an invitation you do not want to go to.
There are times in life when it seems as if we are just stagnant or when our expectation of what we want doesn't tally with what comes through. We try taking a step forward and rather than moving forward it look as though we moved ten steps backward. .
You should know this 👇 .
Growth sometimes doesn't look like what we expect it to be, sometimes it is in our despair moment of desperation and stagnancy that we may really have the time to ask the right question to grow. Emphasis on sometimes and growth.
But no matter where you are, Good is good, Better is better, Best is best but what's uttermost is that we are striving to be more.
Message from @agboola_joseph
(Operational Head, TJAN Ife)
People don’t get into a bakery business for “I make cakes, it’s like whatever.” they get into business because they crave the feeling of cake getting carved, the icing smoothing onto cake, the face of a happy customer on their perfect wedding day and that first bite of magic. They are passionate about all the moments in life that are better with cake and how many smiles they create. If they don’t have passion then the dull side of business starts to be all they see and they lose the fun, they lose the focus, they lose the passion.
Same happens in your business. You go through phases of passion and love for your business and if you are honest, sometimes yourself. When you feel most critical of yourself or business, it’s the same as a lover criticizing your every move with no solutions. When you act like the business is a burden, it’s just like a relationship being a burden and it gets less of your time.
The reality is creativity is what you need room for to flourish and if you are tense, drained, or not “All In” then shit happens that undermines your goals even with the best intentions. You get distracted, you wander off, and it falls apart.
So just like the song says, “ I WANT CRAZY!” Focus on wrapping you in love, in light, in passion, in fun, because preserving good energy is ESSENTIAL to preserving your business and it means being INTENSELY selfish at some points, while being INTENSELY selfless at others....just like love.
Say it as loud as you need to and as much as you need to this week:
I LOVE MY BUSINESS.
I OWN A BUSINESS.
Good or bad, it’s still mine.
I made this.
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