Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High-Growth Businesses by Candida G. Brush

By Candida G. Brush

Beginning, investment and transforming into a brand new enterprise hasn't ever been effortless. The hurdles will be even better for ladies, as a result of common misperceptions within the funding capital group approximately their skills, companies and networks. In excessive Hopes, excessive Hurdles 5 best experts to girls marketers supply systematic suggestions to the demanding situations that face every body who desires to begin a brand new company in addition to particular tips for girls dealing with their very own set of hindrances. in contrast to aggressive books, this one attracts on 5 years of unique study, played as a part of the Diana Project-a immense initiative trying to determine and quantify the hindrances to ladies owned companies. The authors evaluation either own and strategic components linked to investment, progress and supreme good fortune, together with: the founder's pursuits and services; monetary assets; networks; goal-setting; administration crew recruitment; procedure; and extra. for every, they completely evaluation the character and assets of the hindrances, why these stumbling blocks may range for ladies; and what can pass wrong-or correct. most crucial, they provide functional, concrete options and ideas for each difficulty.

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If not, what steps do you need to take to build the social network you need? How will you start and how long will it take? What contacts do you already have that can help you build the network connections you need? Building a Management Team Identifying and building a qualified management team and keeping that team motivated through the tough times are among the hardest, yet most important jobs of the entrepreneur. Although a business can be started by an individual, if it is to grow in any way, it will eventually need people to fill the various functional roles of marketing, finance, operations, strategy, and human resource management.

For example, if you ask any group of people to name an entrepreneur, chances are Paul Allen, Michael Dell, or Sam Walton will be among the first names mentioned. Of course, the reality is that these individuals would not have succeeded without a team of managers, persistent hard work, commitment, high aspirations, and careful acquisition and management of resources. However, for most, believing in the image of the flamboyant heroic entrepreneur is easier. ” Others might say, "Women should stay home and take care of their children,” suggesting a different expectation for women’s roles in the household and entrepreneurship than for men.

Capabilities In addition to their personal goals and aspirations, entrepreneurs start with a set of personal aptitudes and attitudes, and then add skills learned through formal education and on-the-job experience. This combination of natural talent and learned skills comprises human capital. Each entrepreneur has a unique bundle of this human capital. Some have high energy, clear focus, and an optimistic point of view. Many have a college education, and others bring advanced professional degrees to their ventures.

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