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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What is a Devil’s Advocate Perspective?

When we ignore contrarian thinkers and those who call out injustice, it can alter our ability to make risk intelligent decisions. This article explains the history behind a Devil’s Advocate role, where the phrase comes from (hint: it’s Catholic!), and the benefits of welcoming contrarian points of view.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [Podcast]

What is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and how does it apply to business risks? In this episode, we will discuss why this powerful tool can help you understand the motivations of your employees and customers.

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Why Foundational Staff Have Strategic Value [Podcast]

What do lowest-paid employees have to offer, and why should we ask them to help make strategic decisions? This episode starts with an eye-opening (and humbling) discovery. You’ll find out who Foundational are, the #1 question to ask them, why a Fight-Flight-Freeze response is not effective… and which response can add tremendous value to your organization.

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Interpreting Numbers and Experiences [Podcast]

What’s the difference between quantitative data (numbers) and qualitative data (experiences & emotions)?

Keep reading to find out why these are both essential parts of overcoming barriers as an owner, and examples of where to look for vulnerabilities in your business.

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Interpreting a Mixed Method Data Evaluation in Your Business

In addition to reviewing hard numbers (quantitative) and experiences (qualitative), the Mixed Method combines them both. This approach offers extremely valuable insights about what could be going wrong in a company.

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Introduction — What to Expect [Podcast]

If you’re looking for practical ways to identify opportunities and threats in your business, don’t just “try harder.” Instead, consider two risk intelligent options: Adapt to a changing market, or Quit and move on to something else.

In this episode, Grace explains why she started this podcast and what you can expect in future episodes. You’ll also learn where to get visual graphics & articles related to each episode, and how to submit a question.

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Interpreting the Qualitative Data (Experiences and Emotions) in Your Business

Numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. In addition to Quantity, we also need to look at Quality such as feedback, interviews, case studies, and narrative analysis.

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6 Things I’ve Learned After Serving Non-Ideal Customers

Many of us get stuck in a bad cycle where we try to get results, but we end up feeling powerless to actually get the tasks done.

Let me share what I have learned about helping customers, and why it’s better to define your philosophy, write out policies & procedures, and expect at least a few people to be unhappy no matter what you do.

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Interpreting the Quantitative Data (Numbers) in Your Business

Do you hate reviewing your business financials? If so, you’re not alone.

In this article, I’ll explain:

  • the difference between quantitative and qualitative data,
  • where to collect the data,
  • an illustration that demonstrates which questions to ask, and
  • how to use it to make risk intelligent decisions.

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