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5 powerful small business tips for female entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurship is amazing for many reasons, from the flexibility it provides to being your own boss, and everything in between. It is no surprise more people than ever want to own their own businesses, and women are no exception.

Running a business, no matter its size, isn’t an easy feat. If you want to make sure your business is successful, take a look at these 5 powerful tips for female entrepreneurs.

Get social media

There is zero doubt that a social media presence is important to a business’s marketing strategy. Whether you have a presence on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, social media is proven to be a good place to generate sales leads. If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to social media, you can take online courses to help you grasp each platform and build your business. There are endless easy Instagram marketing ideas and Facebook posting tips that can help you become an expert on the social sites and in turn, help your business grow.

Utilize your networks

One thing small business owners agree on is the high level of stress that accompanies this role. Take advantage of your network and form a reliable support system you can count on. It’s smart to have a peer or mentor who knows what you are going through – one that can help when potential problems arise.

Consider joining industry groups with other professionals – they make great sounding boards for frustrations and also spark new ideas.

Learn to delegate

If you are trying to figure out how to become a great leader, you have to start by delegating. Entrepreneurs tend to try to take on all of the responsibilities that accompany running a business alone – and it’s not easy to manage them all. Learn how to balance work demands through delegating tasks to employees. Hire and train your employees well to lighten your load and eliminate some concerns that weigh you down. An added bonus of delegating is that through divvying up responsibilities amongst your employees, you empowers them and increase their loyalty to your business.

Let home life act as inspiration.

It’s common that female entrepreneurs care for their homes and children, too. Instead of letting home life become added stress, turn it into a positive and take inspiration from those responsibilities.

Translate what comes natural to you when running your home – managing household needs and schedules are similar to running a small business. If striking a healthy balance between work and life is a challenge for you, you aren’t alone. There are some key strategies to achieving a work-life balance that can help you have both a successful professional career and a fulfilling personal life.

Keep searching

Your existing network and resources are great, but you need to stay on the hunt for new business leads. This is really important for small businesses, and really simple, too. Know where to look for leads – industry groups are a great place to start. They also act as a valuable resource for business development.

Entrepreneurs often blaze their own trail – there aren’t guides or maps to help navigate each step of the way. It’s normal to occasionally feel some doubt, but remember to keep the big picture in the forefront of your mind. It takes hard work and you will have to make your way through some uncharted territory, but you can find great success if you work hard, use mistakes you make as a chance to learn, and don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel.

About Megan Totka

Megan Totka is the Chief Editor for ChamberofCommerce.com. ChamberofCommerce.com helps small businesses grow their business on the web and facilitates connectivity between local businesses and more than 7,000 Chambers of Commerce worldwide. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources and business news. Megan has several years of experience on the topics of small business marketing, copywriting, SEO, online conversions and social media. Megan spends much of her time establishing new relationships for ChamberofCommerce.com, publishing weekly newsletters educating small business on the importance of web presence, and contributing to a number of publications on the web.

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