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October is Women's National Small Business Month - Celebrating Progress


Women's National Small Business Month is an annual celebration of the progress women in business have made. Women's entrepreneurship is booming and the success of women-led businesses is a testimony to the power of female enterprise.




Since the Women's Entrepreneurial Renaissance began in the late 1990s, the number of women-owned businesses has more than doubled, to over two million. In 2016, women earned over $1.4 trillion in enterprise value, which is more than the combined value of all businesses in the Fortune 500. Women's businesses generate jobs and foster economic growth.




This month, we celebrate the progress women in business have made and recommit to fueling the Women's Entrepreneurial Renaissance by empowering women and girls with the resources they need to start and grow successful businesses.


Women’s national small business month is an important time to reflect on the progress women have made in business over the years. It’s also a reminder of the vital role women play in supplying goods and services necessary for our economy. As women lead more businesses and create more jobs, the Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance is firmly established.


According to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), women owned businesses generate more than double the value of business receipts compared to businesses with only men on the top executive team. Women based in the North American region own an estimated $1.5 trillion in annual revenue. That’s the equivalent of the GDP of France, Spain, and Italy combined.

Despite these impressive figures, there is still much work to be done. Too often, women face hurdles when starting and running their businesses. For example, they face higher barriers to entry into certain industries. They also face discrimination in terms of pay and mentorship opportunities.


Countless women have paved the way for future success in business, and their contributions cannot be ignored. In honor of Women’s National Small Business Month, we celebrate the progress women have made in the business world. Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance has helped change the landscape of business, and their success is a testament to the power of perseverance. Women led businesses provide a unique perspective, and their achievements should not be taken for granted. The progress women have made in business is something to be cherished, and we should continue to support them in their endeavors.



What is National Women's Small Business Month


National Small Business Month is an annual celebration designed to commemorate the continued progress women have made in the small business sector. Throughout history, women have been the backbone of the small business sector and have played a critical role in the economy. This year, National Small Business Month celebrates women’s contributions to the economy by recognizing their accomplishments and urging others to support their efforts.


The Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance has exponentially increased the number of women starting their own businesses. In 2015, women generated nearly $2 trillion in business revenue and employed over 46 million people. Additionally, women-owned businesses generate twice the profits than businesses owned by men, and they are more likely to create jobs in a community than those owned by men. Women’s Business Development International (WBDI) believes that by recognizing and celebrating the successes of women in business, we can create a more inclusive economy that promotes opportunity for all.


There are many ways you can celebrate National Small Business Month. You can visit your local Women’s Business Center and learn about the resources and services available to help small businesses grow. You can also join a local chamber of commerce and participate in their Small Business Month activities.


The Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance is happening! Women are leading and driving businesses that create jobs and grow our economy. National Small Business Month celebrates the courage and success of women who are building businesses of their own. These businesses represent American ingenuity, diversity and optimism. Thanks to these businesswomen, we are seeing real progress in the economy and more women leading successful businesses. Celebrate National Small Business Month by learning more about what women are doing to drive innovation and create jobs, and support the continued success of women in business!


National Small Business Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the progress women have made in business. Throughout the year, we’ve seen inspiring examples of women leading businesses and making a difference in their communities. The Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance has built a foundation of support for women in all stages of their businesses, and we’re seeing more and more women leading successful, innovative enterprises. This year, National Small Business Month celebrates the success of women-owned businesses, which are responsible for almost half of all private sector jobs in the US.


Through education, advocacy, and network building, we can continue to empower women to succeed in business and build lasting economic security for themselves and their families. Women’s business enterprises are essential to innovation and economic growth. Celebrating National Small Business Month is an important way to support women in business and continue making progress for women in business.



History of National Womens Small Business Month


The celebration of Small Business Month began in 1988 as Women’s Business Awareness Month. The first year’s theme was “Women in Business— Celebrating Progress.” The mission of the month is to “recognize the vital role of small businesses in the American economy, to celebrate the successes of women-owned businesses, and to promote measures to support the growth of these businesses."


In 2014, the theme was “Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance” and the goal was to create “a broader understanding of the role of women in entrepreneurship and how women’s entrepreneurial success can help drive economic progress.”


Throughout the years, the celebration of Small Business Month has included events and programs to help promote the growth of small businesses. Some of the events include Small Business Saturday, a national day of shopping for small businesses, and a series of webinars and discussions focused on topics such as crowdfunding, marketing, and starting a business. In addition, many small businesses have created unique initiatives to celebrate Small Business Month. For example, Donna’s Fashion Emporium, a small business in Oakland, California, has created a


Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and have been since the nation’s founding. Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance, a nationwide grassroots movement to support, advocate for, and recognize women’s small businesses, celebrates their contribution to the economy. Women led businesses account for two-thirds of all businesses in the United States and are driving innovation, creating jobs, and fueling economic growth. Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance is committed to preserving and promoting these successes and empowering women to become successful business owners. Celebrate Progress Women in Business is a national nonprofit committed to celebrating the success of women in business, accelerating the pace of change, and ensuring that all women have the opportunity to succeed.



Why is celebrating progress so important


There are a number of reasons why celebrating progress is important. First, it can remind us that there has been progress made. We should never forget our progress and how far we’ve come. Second, it can help us focus on the future. Celebrating progress can motivate us to continue working hard and reaching new heights. Finally, it can help us feel good about ourselves.


Celebrating progress makes us feel confident and happy, which can boost our morale. Overall, celebrating progress is a great way to feel good about ourselves, learn from our past successes, and Looking Forward to the future.



We're only getting started


Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance is upon us and we should celebrate progress women in business have made! A study found that women founded over 30% of businesses in the United States in 2016 and this number is expected to grow in the coming years.


Additionally, women led businesses are more profitable and employ more people then businesses led by men. statistics reveal that women are underrepresented in top leadership positions across many industries, but this is Changing! Women are set to play an increasingly significant role in the economy, both in terms of their own businesses and in driving digital disruption. This is great news for everyone, including women, businesses, and the economy as a whole.



Look 👀 how far we've come


There has been a Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance in recent years, with more women starting businesses and increasing their participation in the workforce. Women’s progress in business has been celebrated with the celebration of progress women in business. Women led businesses are now a $2 trillion industry, and the number of women CEO’s is on the rise.


Despite these impressive milestones, there is still work to be done to ensure that women have the same opportunities and resources to succeed in business as men. Many of the challenges that women face in business are rooted in societal discrimination and bias. For example, women are less likely to be given formal credit for their work, are less likely to be promoted or to receive raises, and are often tasked with less prestigious jobs. However, there are also many positive initiatives and programs that are working to promote women’s success in business.


For example, Women in Engineering, a global non-profit organization, supports and promotes women in engineering, and a number of companies, like Google, are investing in programs that promote gender diversity and inclusion. Overall, the Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance is an encouraging sign that women are now achieving significant success in business, and there is still more!



Challenges ahead...


Over the past few decades, women have made great strides in business. Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance has given rise to many successful female-owned businesses, and has helped increase awareness about the gender disparities in business. Despite these advancements, women continue to face many challenges in business.


One of the biggest challenges women face is being underrepresented in leadership positions. Globally, only 26 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In the United States, this figure is only 17 percent. This means that women are not only underrepresented in leadership positions, but they are also not able to achieve parity with men in terms of compensation and career opportunities.


Another hurdle that women face is being reliant on male colleagues for support and advice. Women often lack the confidence to ask for help, feeling that they are not worthy of the support. This can hinder their ability to take advantage of opportunities and achieve career goals.


There are also behavioral challenges that women face in business. For example, women are more likely than men to initiate negotiations, but they are less likely to achieve successful outcomes. This may be because women are not given the same opportunities to advance in their careers, which makes it difficult



What can be done ✔️


Women in business face many obstacles in order to achieve success. Often, they operate in an environment that is hostile or unsupportive, and they lack the same opportunities as men in the business world. However, with the Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance starting to take hold, there are a number of things that can be done to help women in business. Perhaps the most important thing that can be done is to celebrate the progress that women have made. This can be done by encouraging businesses to have a diversity policy that includes women, and by awarding prizes and awards specifically to women business owners.


Additionally, it is important for businesses to provide a supportive environment for women. This can be done by creating a policy that encourages flexible working hours, and by appointing female executives to positions of authority. Finally, it is important for women to network with other women in business. This can be done by attending business events, and by joining relevant organizations. Together, these measures will help to improve the fortunes of women in business, and will provide them with the environment and opportunities they need to be successful.




Let's celebrate 🎉 our success


As women’s entrepreneurial renaissance culminates in celebration nationwide, there appears to be a shift in mindset and recognition for women’s successes in business. Female-led businesses play an important role in driving innovation and economic growth, and as such, these businesses are essential to the ongoing success of women. Here are a few success stories of women in business:


In 2014, Sheryl Sandberg was named the CEO of Facebook. Sandberg is a leading advocate for women in business, and spent much of her career in finance.Prior to her role at Facebook, she was the COO of Google. During her tenure at Google, the company became one of the world’s largest information technology providers.


In 2015 Lisa Jackson became the first African American to serve as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson has a Masters degree in environmental science and public policy from Tufts University and has over 25 years of experience in environmental protection.


In 2016 Indra Nooyi was named the CEO of PepsiCo. Nooyi has a history of developing innovative products and strategies that have led to unparalleled success for PepsiCo.

2017 was a been a banner year for women in business.



We got you


The Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance is a movement that celebrates progress made by women in business. It is an effort to support and encourage women in the entrepreneurial environment, and to highlight the successes of women in business. The Women’s Entrepreneurial Progress Report highlights the success stories of women in business around the world. This report plays an important role in providing encouragement for women in business, and highlighting the progress that has been made thus far.


There are many ways that we can support women in business. We can celebrate their success by highlighting their achievements on social media and other platforms. We can provide business advice and assistance to help them start their own businesses. We can advocate for legislation that supports women in business. We can provide educational resources and training to help women succeed in the business world. And we can participate in the Women’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance by joining in the advocacy and support efforts underway. There are many ways that we can help support women in business, and we should all join in to celebrate their success.



The future


The future of women in business is bright. While some hurdles remain, women’s entrepreneurial renaissance is a celebration of progress. Women’s led businesses now account for over one third of all businesses in the United States, and globally, this number is even higher. This is largely due to the fact that women are sharp and creative problem solvers and their innovative thinking is essential to solving the world’s most pressing challenges.


Despite these successes, there is still work to be done. Women’s entrepreneurship remains both undervalued and understudied, and much progress has been made but more needs to be done. Too often, women’s businesses are viewed as anomalies or exceptions, when in fact they are the rule rather than the exception.


This is changing. Women are leading the charge in business, and their leadership is needed more than ever. Women’s entrepreneurial renaissance is driving business growth and innovation, and we need more women in leadership roles to continue this momentum. Leaders play a vital role in driving positive change, and with women leading businesses in greater numbers, we are making strides not just for women, but for the entire planet. Women’s entrepreneurial renaissance is a celebration



Conclusion


We hope that you have enjoyed this month's spotlight on women in business. We are enthusiastic about the strides women have made in recent years, and we believe that more progress can be made. We commend all of the women who have overcome challenges and built successful businesses. We hope you continue to make progress in your own business endeavors and that you are an examples to others. Thank you for participating in Women's National Small Business Month!



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