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Entrepreneurship: Free Yourself from a Mundane life

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, November 9, 2012
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Bangalore: Do you have secret intentions of replacing your 14-hour-unhappy-unfulfilled days at the office in order to work the same number of hours for yourself and be your own boss? Well, you’re not alone. Most of us realize there is so much more we can do better on our own, that we also have much to contribute to society- but only if we could just get some time in order to manifest our creativity , rather than having to put up with authority, and designated days off. Now recent findings also indicate that both higher-earning women as well as those who possess a higher qualification are more likely to become self-employed, as reported by Dena Kouremetis, from forbes.com.

While women are up to fifty-seven percent less likely than men to take the step alone career-wise, a report by Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, highlights how multi-tasking women who go ahead and launch their own business prove to significantly outlast their male counterparts. What’s a female entrepreneur’s life like? A report indicates that self-employed women spend about 3.5 more hours in household activities per week than women engaged in wage-and-salary employment. Kouremetis also argues that “the highest earnings possible are not as important as the freedom being self-employed offers.”

In a Forbes woman article Entrepreneurship Is the New Women’s Movement, Natalie MacNeil reports, “Women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years and tend to create home-based micro (less than 5 employees) and small businesses. Women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected by 2018 and more and more are doing this from home offices across the country. It’s a surprising statistic, especially considering that women-owned businesses only created 16 percent of total U.S. jobs that existed in 2010.”

For the aspiring female entrepreneur it’s critical to be more extroverted and outgoing, as developing contacts is a way of life. Women ought to exude more confidence and be willing to speak up in order to be more street-smart, and affirm their achievements in the same way men do. Choose to be result-oriented and the rest you will learn when you get where you want to be.

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