In the first year many businesses tend to fail and in spite of this, businesses started by women are on the rise in the U.S. This is wonderful news for young girls and women who are looking to start their own business one day, but it may shock you to know that only 6% of firms in America hire women at all. And only 4% of business revenue is accounted for by female-owned businesses. Women are working hard, but businesses are not being taken to the next level the way that they should be.
Business growth is not an easy topic to discuss whatever your gender, but if you are in the business arena there are several reasons you may feel like it’s a struggle to grow your business as a female entrepreneur. Some women don’t have the skills or resources to grow their business, and others don’t know about how a CRO agency can help them, either. The biggest issue is that women tend to play it safe in business, with concerns about public failure mixed in! The good news is that you can succeed at growing your business, and here are some of the ways that you can do it.
- Find backup. You need mentors, equals and peers who can surround you and help your business to grow better. Without the right people, you cannot collaborate properly and yet if you build better relationships with other women in your arena, you can support each other. Women should be supporting other women – even if you are in competition with each other.
- Turn obstacles into projects. There is no such thing as an obstacle in your road to success – not anymore. It’s not an obstacle, it’s a project to work around and you can make your roadblocks something to work with. If you find you have a block in your knowledge, go and learn what you need to learn to succeed. There is no need to find anything blocking your ability to grow your business, not when you can learn what you need to know.
- Outsource. No matter what you need to do for your business, you should consider outsourcing to people who know better. You want to up your traffic and conversion? Finding someone else to take the slack is your best option, and you can take the time to ask for help from someone who knows better than you do. That’s not a weakness; it’s a strength to admit when you aren’t able to do something!
- Take your time. Remember that business is not something you sprint with. It’s like running a marathon; you slow down to preserve your energy and you make sure that you’re running an endurance track rather than a 100 meter sprint around a track. Take your time and the end of the race is just proof you’ve grown to hit your goals.
Growing your business is hard enough, but when you’re a woman in your industry you have an extra fight ahead of you. Fight and win – you can do it!Follow Womenlines on Social Media