Women are no strangers to entrepreneurship. They have been breaking barriers and leading the way for fellow boss ladies since the 19th century. From running home-based businesses to scaling large teams, women have come so far, breaking glass ceilings along the way.
Today's women are finding success with startups or branching out on their own as independent consultants or freelancers. With women now accounting for approximately 20% (and growing!) of small business owners in America, it is time we celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, 2021!
Here are five intangible benefits that women can "cash in on" when it comes to starting their own business and adding "entrepreneur" to their long list of titles.
1. Running a business allows for independence. Consider how flexible your schedule might be if you don't have to clock in and clock out every day. You get to set your own schedule based on needs — whether that's your family, your health or your business.
2. You can put your passions to work. As an entrepreneur, you get the opportunity to pursue what interests and excites you in the world, rather than hoping for it on someone else's terms.
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