Tips for Inspiring More Women to Start Their Own Business


Aaron and Terry will be turning over their microphones again to a panel of women in decorating. Kristine Shreve will lead the conversation on inspiring more women to become entrepreneurs in the garment/product decorating industry. Tune in for tips on getting started from women who have preceded you into this business.

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Inspiring Women to Start Their Own Business

Q1:  What inspired you to start your business? 

Q2:   How do we reach more women with information about becoming an entrepreneur?

Q3:  How do we present a realistic picture of what it’s like to run a business,  both as a solo business owner and as a female business owner?

Q4:  What’s the one thing you wish someone had told you when you were starting?

Q5:  How important do you think finding/having a mentor is when starting a business? (Side note,  was reading about reasons why women don’t start businesses,  lack of a mentor was cited as one reason.)

Q6:  Multiple articles I read claim that the number one reason women don’t start businesses is fear or lack of confidence.  Do you agree with that conclusion? 

Q7:  Lack of role models or mentors was another reason often cited for why women don’t start businesses.  How do we make more female role models and mentors available? 

Q8:  Do you think it’s harder for women to get funding to start a business than it is for men? 

Q9:  Have you had any difficulty balancing family and work-life as a business owner?  Do you think expectations in this area are different for women than they are for men? 

Q10:  Do you think women starting businesses often get stereotyped as “MLM” or “hobbyist” businesses instead of being taken seriously?

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