Small business opportunities for women.
Women can become a good business managers without leaving home. A woman can operate a business as an independent agent or a sole trader. Any woman who has access to a computer with Internet connection can manage a team of workers online or set up a business as a freelancer. She can make money as a business consultant or bid for specialist jobs at freelance sites.
Some women are experts in search engine optimization and earn a living writing content for business websites and marketing blogs. Many women successfully market affiliate products, or set up their own online stores. Some women make a profitable business out of writing and publishing e-books.
Women can turn any hobby, craft or creative activity into a small business, and can develop good marketing skills using free information readily available online.
Small business owners who serve their local community and women who operate online businesses need to do a lot of promotion and marketing. Women can network easily using the Internet, and find potential customers or clients by participating in forums and on social sites.
Women are generally polite when networking, and express themselves well without needing to use strong language or be aggressive. Most woman have plenty of patience when explaining, teaching and sharing knowledge. Good communication skills are valuable in small business and make women successful business managers.
Traditional roles for women.
Women have always needed to be well organized and have traditionally used management skills in homemaking and childcare. In previous centuries many poor women needed to supplement their husband's wages, and young widows were left with a large number of children to support. Women helped their families to survive by running their own home business, using their skills for hand stitching, altering and repairing clothes for example, to run a laundry or a dressmaking service.
Back in the days when there were almost no employment opportunities open to females, respectable women were not expected to work. Yet some enterprising women were responsible for establishing small independent schoolrooms, running family workshops, raising livestock and marketing home grown produce.
Self employed men and male entrepreneurs have traditionally depended upon a wife to assist them in their early days, often by acting as unpaid business manager. Those women were still expected to take care of household chores and attend to the needs of their children. Today more women than ever are having to multi-task, and many women successfully manage their own small business at home without neglecting their family responsibilities.
Women often make good business managers without the need for training or prior experience. Women can develop good managerial skills by dealing with daily problems associated with childcare and years of homemaking.
The qualities many women possess can be used to their advantage, and are of great benefit to managing a small business. Women do make good business managers and many women are successful owners of small businesses.