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The 5 Challenges of Being a Female Business Owner

Can women business owners expect to generate the same or higher profit as male owners? How has COVID impacted business outcomes?

Lets take a look at some facts about why female business owners face unique challenges, along with practical ways to offer support.

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7 Characteristics of Female Business Owners

More Companies are Owned by Women, Especially Minority Founders

Womens History Month might be over after March 31, but female business owners have a year-round impact. In the spirit of International Women’s Day and this years motto, Break the Bias, we can envision a world that is more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and where differences are valued and celebrated.

Lets take a look at some facts about what makes female business owners unique, along with practical ways to offer support.

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My 2020 Business Year In Review (a Year Late)

It has taken me 14 months to finally take stock of what took place in my business. As with many owners, 2020 did not deliver the outcomes I was expecting.

The idea of re-living those disappointments felt so painful… that I decided to delay the Year In Review process until now.

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My Past Year Wasn’t Great; Should I Still Do a Year In Review?

We’re almost at the end of another year! And although 2021 may not have gone as expected, you now have a choice:

  • You can head into the new year with a renewed determination and hope that things will improve…
  • Or you can take stock and prepare for what could be coming, whether good or bad.
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How Cult Tactics Affected the Duggar, Holmes, and Maxwell Court Cases

Manipulation, grooming, and cult-like behavior don’t just stay in the shadows. These tactics are used by religious leaders, business owners, and influencers all the time.

We can see the effects of cult tactics in recent federal court trials of Josh Duggar, Elizabeth Holmes, and Ghislaine Maxwell.

  • All defendants took advantage of innocent victims (allegedly).
  • All three were heavily influenced by a powerful, manipulative cult-like leader.
  • And all helped to develop an organizational culture that excused horrendous behavior, allowing them to callously inflict damage on their victims for years.
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I Got Featured on the Everything Business Consulting Podcast!

Last year, in my 7th year as a traditional consultant, I started to feel frustrated. My clients were getting tremendous value from our projects, yet we didn’t work together long enough to see a long-term impact. Unexpected issues would pop up that changed the scope of the project.

If only we could discuss those hidden problems before agreeing to work together, I thought.

Was there a way to get in front of potential problems instead of finding them out too late? How could I insure my clients get the maximum benefit — and also identify potential problems with a client engagement — BEFORE we signed a contract?

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14 Incredible Devil’s Advocates Who Refused to Stay Silent About Injustice

Truth-tellers are able to shine a light on actions that could be causing harm. The Devil’s Advocate perspective can alert us to vulnerabilities and how to reverse them.

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