Become Part of Her-story
Did you know becoming part of history is an achievable dream for all of us? Seriously! It’s happening as we speak and it can include you as well. We’ve all heard of Latina trailblazers like Celia Cruz, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, and so many more.
In fact, all those Latin@-owned businesses are part of the history we are talking about.
So, let’s talk about how celebrating Women’s History Month doesn’t just have to mean swiping your card. You can actually become part of it by starting your own business. Here’s the reality of what it takes plus tips to make it happen.
In recent years, we have seen a remarkable increase in the number of women-owned businesses, highlighting the crucial role women play in shaping the economy. In fact, Latin@ founders own 2 million businesses across the country and are the fastest-growing segment of the business community! These numbers are a testament to the resilience and determination of Latin@ business owners.
While we love to hear that, becoming a business owner is a challenging, but rewarding journey.
It is essential to recognize that women still face obstacles in the business world. Despite progress, women-owned businesses still receive a lot less funding and resources than their male counterparts making it a challenge to start and scale a business. Additionally, women often face bias and discrimination. This can hinder their overall success and impact of that sueñito they have.
YET, while this is something often heard of, there are several ways to overcome these obstacles. Some of these are seeking out mentorships, attending networking events geared for jefas, and even building a network of other women entrepreneurs who can offer support and advice. Think of it as creating a cafecito club where all the entrepreneur amigas gather, and share knowledge, and opportunities.
Now when it comes to securing funding, there are several options available; such as applying for grants specifically for women-owned businesses, seeking out angel investors or venture capitalists, and looking into small business loans.
“NO”s may come often, but remember that you only need one person to believe in your to take your business to the next level.
Lastly, remember once again that women entrepreneurs have the power to make a significant impact not just on their own businesses, but on their communities as well.
Whether it’s through environmental sustainability, social responsibility, or supporting other Jefas like yourself; business can create a positive change. With all this, imagine the ripple effect it will have. How exciting is that?!
Clearly, Latin@s have what it takes to break down barriers and make history. Right now they are creating innovative solutions and challenging the status quo.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s continue to support and empower other jefas, by ensuring that their voices are heard and their businesses thrive.
If you’re ready to get your own hustle started and don’t know where to begin, we got you! Take our FREE Jefa Business Bootcamp and get ready to make your mark.
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