Top Reasons to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month

Growth in Women-Owned Businesses Cause for Celebration
Growth in Women-Owned Businesses Cause for Celebration

October is National Women's Small Business month and, according to SCORE and the SBA, women in Georgia have much to celebrate. Georgia ranks 2nd highest in percentage of women owned firms, according to recent statistics from the National Women’s Business Council and others. Women in the U.S. are also starting businesses at a rate "five times faster than the national average."

FranNet Franchise Consultant and business owner Leslie Kuban is often asked to share her own personal entrepreneurial journey as she helps others uncover the many benefits of business ownership for her clients. "Since I began my career as a small business owner in 1996, the number of women-owned businesses has grown to record breaking heights."

What are some of the challenges women face in owning their own business? Bridget Weston Pollack, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at SCORE talked about the importance of seeking advice in a recent blog post. “Women still feel pressure to ‘do it all’, meaning it can be harder for them to ask for help and learn to delegate. That’s why mentoring is so important: to encourage women to feel comfortable to ask for help.”

Whether you’re a woman in the midst of a career transition and thinking about entrepreneurship or coming back to the workforce after raising a family, connect with one of our local consultants at FranNet of Atlanta for a free business ownership consultation.

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