Its Women’s Business – what would you like to know?

Is there anything you’d love to know about business and enterprise?

I may need to apologise to my male readership now for the title.  As a life coach starting out a couple of years ago – I found it a daunting world.  I used to believe that being self employed wasn’t for me because I knew nothing about dealing with accountants, the tax man or marking a business to get clients.  Let alone liability insurance, national insurance contributions, social media ………… I could go on.

Yet I managed it.  I started from scratch and I managed it.  And it was easier than I thought it would be.

So why according to a report by Stirling university in 2006 (OK  little out of date I know) are only 7.6% of women self employed compared to 17.6% of men?  The report goes on to explore the difference in working hours and also work types and this accounts for a difference, but there IS still a difference.

I’m writing about it because I want to help change it.  I don’t discriminate, I’m as happy to her from men who want coaching or mentoring as women, however I want to help women see whats possible with a little help.

So, although my blog will continue in its current format I will be running a series about women in enterprise, and hope that this will be as inspiring to my male readership as my women. I will be interviewing real women in real business situations and sharing their thoughts and ideas here.

For now consider this inspirational lady who took over her husbands company shortly after he passed away at 29. With a two year old in tow – this took some doing and she learned her trade bottom up.

Dame Margaret Barbour – responsible for making the jacket what it is today.

” The secret of getting ahead is getting started“. – Sally Berger.

So if there are any burning questions about enterprise that you’d like to get some different viewpoint on – why not leave a comment here? and I’ll see if I can include it.

If you want to get started in business – then consider mentoring to help you on your way. For more information about coaching and mentoring then go to Reflections Coaching

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