Business Success Coming Right Up

Here is some interesting information from Northwood University's introduction to their dual-major Entrepreneurial/Management degree program:
  • More than 90 percent of all business enterprises in the United States are family-owned, and 35 percent of Fortune 500 companies are family firms.
  • The greatest part of America's wealth lies with family-owned businesses.
  • The leadership of 43 percent of family businesses will change by 2010. One quarter of all family firms expect their next CEO to be a woman. The average life span of a family owned business is just 24 years.
  • Family businesses account for 78 percent of all new jobs, 60 percent of the national employment, 50 percent of the gross domestic product, and 65 percent of all wages paid.

  • My question to you: Do you want to have your own business, an enterprise that you can shape to suit your needs and to have operate around your life, instead of having to accommodate it?

    If you are a woman you will be pleased to know that you actually have the ability to "lead out" as an entrepreneur that still isn't equally available to women in the traditional job market... on-line stats show that although women make up to 55% of the university-educated job market, they are still much more likely to be working at lower-paid jobs and still less likely to be promoted to higher-ranked executive positions.

    Here are some quotes from some of the world's successful women entrepreneurs:

    Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
    ~Mary Kay Ash American entrepreneur

    I made a conscious decision to earn enough to be able to choose my husband rather than not have a career and marry someone who would have to earn enough for us both to live on.
    ~Sarah Beeny,British real estate developer

    When you have a pile of bills that you have no idea how you are going to pay, you cannot focus on the bills, because you will continue to attract more bills. You have to find a way that works for you to focus on prosperity, despite the bills around you.
    ~Rhonda Byrne, Australian author of "The Secret"

    A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.
    ~Chin-Ning Chu, Chinese-born author, consultant, lecturer

    What great changes have not been ambitious?
    ~Melinda Gates, American philanthropist leader in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Is 2009 your year to step out boldly and start a business-- to pursue your dreams for success-- to lead your family to the prosperity that assures abundance for generations to come? I invite you to take a deep breath, watch the video at my business site, and submit the form so that I can show you some possibilities that match your dreams.
    Come follow me and I'll follow you!


    Kels said...

    Great post! I think one of the reasons women make good entrepreneurs is our ability to multi-task.

    HealthiaCynthia said...

    Hi Kels.. good point, but I also believe that sometimes multi-tasking (or divergent thinking) can create an inability to focus sharply on our true desires. So it can be a liability sometimes. Sometimes it's a challenge to STOP with the multi-tasking and just attend to that wee small interior voice.

    Thanks for your contribution, Kels!

    Wenny said...

    Great pitch, Cynthia.
    Stay focus on your dream. Visualise those moments of your dream life and keep it alive everyday. Remember that the control is in your hands.

    Henry Ford said "When you think you can or you think you cannot, you're right!".

    Tweedly-doo ...

    HealthiaCynthia said...

    Thanks Wenny-- as a woman thinketh, so she is, right?