Ideas for Small Business for Women


Even the most motivated women entrepreneurs can struggle with deciding on the right business idea. If you want to become self-employed but are not sure what type of business you want to start it helps to consider the following:

  • What do you want or need to get out of the business?
  • What do you like to do?
  • What are you good at doing?
  • What would you like to learn to do?

What Do You Want or Need to Get Out of the Business?

  • Are you looking for a second income? Consider representing another company to sell their cosmetics, gifts, insurance, time-shares, etc. You will not have to write a business plan, invest a lot to get started, and can work your own hours.
  • Are you quitting a job to stay at home with your children? If your main motivation is to have more time with your children choose a business that will allow you to work around their schedules. It is almost impossible to work a 9-5 job from home while raising children.
  • Do you want to change the world? Start a co-op or nonprofit. Both can be labor intensive but rewarding.
  • Do you want to contribute something to society? If personal satisfaction is your main motivation and money is not a concern try volunteering with different organizations to see what you like to do most. Volunteering is a great way to learn how nonprofits work, and the contacts and skills you gain, will help if you decide to establish your own business later on.
  • Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Whether you just want to be your own boss or become financially independent the road to success starts with a sound idea.

You need to honest about your strengths and weaknesses to become an entrepreneur, and no matter what business you start it also helps to be resourceful and have strong networking skills. But before you decide you do not have enough business smarts or skills to become an entrepreneur, please read, "Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Successful Woman Entrepreneur?" This 3-part article will encourage you and help you believe in yourself.

Business Ideas - What Do You Like to Do?

Choose something you are passionate about - starting your own business will require time, energy, and sacrifice. If you choose something that does not interest you, or worse, something you hate to do, you will find it harder to succeed. Ask yourself:

  • How do you spend your free time?
  • Do you have a hobby that could be turned into a business?
  • Do you like to do volunteer work?
  • If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be?

What Are You Good at Doing?

Weber Books The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site
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2005-03-16 10:02:43 by CBlake

Need small business loan for new Fashion line

Hello. I am a young new designer of my own line called Candace Blake. Candace Blake is a women’s dress shoe and accessories line that provides nothing but quality and exclusive contemporary styles. I currently have 8 gorgeous pairs of pumps, 5 outstanding pairs of boots and 2 sexy sandals. The shoes have names of attributes to describe a Candace Blake customer. For example, I named a sexy blue metallic leather pair of boots, Diva and a black suede Mary Jane with a metallic silver leather strap, Grace. My prices will range from $200 - $500. By the end of 2005, I plan to design handbags and by 2006, I will design belts, hats, and other accessories

2008-01-17 08:42:16 by butImSoIntimidated

I have a business idea and I want to start it up

I've been working at a boring job for the last 2 years. Im getting sick of working for someone, so I developed this business idea. Is there a place for women who have ideas and need advice on starting up a small business. I've never run a business before so Im totally lost. All I have is an idea, a boyfriend who is volunteering his technology skills (he's going to work on a website and all the databases). I have limited capital but Im starting off very small.
Can anyone refer me to some books, websites that will help me gain confidence and know how?

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