October is important for millions of women across the United States, why? because October is the month we celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month.

Celebrating Women And Their Businesses Across The United States

More and more women are leaving the 9-5 rat race to start their own small businesses from home. Thus allowing them the freedom to spend more time with their families, and not having to answer to anyone but themselves. In fact, in the last two decades, women’s entrepreneurship has been on the rise.

Starting a business is no mean feat, it takes dedication, commitment and most of all courage, and of course an entrepreneurial spirit.

So what does it take to become successful entrepreneur? Let’s look at some of the common traits…

  • Positivity
  • Confidence
  • Ambition
  • Hardworking
  • Creative
  • Vision

Becoming ever more entrepreneurial, women all over the US are creating better lives and incomes for themselves during the process of running their own businesses.

How Women Influence The US Economy

According to NWBC, the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses generate an astounding $1.4 trillion in revenue, proving how these women-led businesses enormously benefit the US economy.

How The Statistics Add Up

Check out the following statistics according to a report commissioned by American Express:

  • 39% of all small businesses are owned by women
  • 46% of women-owned businesses are owned by minorities
  • $1.7T is revenue generated by women-owned businesses

Our Thoughts…

October is a great time to celebrate women in business across the United States.

Not only do they heavily benefit the US economy, but they also raise awareness of gender equality which is crucial for the future.

There is still a long way to go, but now is the perfect time to celebrate these inspiring women who’ve turned their dreams into reality.

One thing is for sure, this success will only grow going forwards.

Further Reading…

Stuck in a rut with your business, and looking for some inspiration?

In this article, we’ll share with you our top tips for small business owners as follows:

  1. Re-evaluate your goals
  2. Build a plan
  3. Focus on one thing at a time
  4. Test something
  5. Terminate distractions
  6. Talk to your customer
  7. Get help
  8. Plan out your digital marketing strategy
  9. Measure
  10. Share your goals

Let’s look at those in more detail in the following article; ’10 Top Tips For Small Businesses Owners’.