Women In Business
I am a woman in business!! As a matter of fact I am a woman in TWO businesses!! For hair styling, I work at Salon Ambience in Huntington Beach, and to take careof the rest of your body and soul, I own http://ambiancemedspahb.com/about-us/also in Hungtington Beach.
Owning my business has felt like the right option for me. I get to run my business my way, hire good people, take excellent care of my customers and invest my time in something that gives back to my community. It is not easy owning your own business. I have heard my friends with regular jobs say ” Boy, I should open up my own business, then I can make my own hours, and just work when I want.”. Most businesses that are sucessful don’t work that way. My hours have to be convenient for my clients. I have to be the stylist, the cosmetologist, the book keeper, the appointment maker and the manager of several people who work in my organization.
It is not easy, and sometimes it’s down right hard, but it is always rewarding and these businesses are MINE. I can change what is not working, I can implement new things, and some things I can keep the same, because that is what my clients are happy with.
I was just reading some interesting informationa about women owned business at NAWBO and I found these statistics:
Women Owned Business in the United States:
- 10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 13
million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008.
- Three quarters of all women-owned businesses are majority owned by women
(51% or more), for a total of 7.2 million firms, employing 7.3 million people,
and generating $1.1 trillion in sales.
- Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 40% of all privately held firms.
Women Owned Business is one of the fastest growing sectors of the business community. I know why I own my businesses, I can’t speak for others. For me it is all of the reasons I stated in this blog, and more. It is a sense of pride in the work I do, and the feeling I get when a customer leaves my place feeling happy, beautiful and confident!
Thank you all for supporting me in my endeavors!!