Do You Own Your Business?

Women business owners are a growing group! In 2021, 1,821 New Female-Owned Businesses Were Started Each Day. US women-owned businesses generate $1.8 trillion a year. 40% of US businesses are women-owned. These are just a few statistics regarding women owned businesses.

As a women who owns her own business I speak with many professional organizers about many different things. Many new or long time Professional Organizers like to connect to see how we get our business, how do we find our niche, who is our demographics? We share, we compare and we raise each other up.

We talk about web sites, banking, insurance, contracts, pricing, subcontracting, hiring on help and marketing strategies. I also stress to them to find other streams of business to help offset the costs of running the business.

What I suggest to most new Professional Organizers is to weed out what you are good at and enjoy doing and what you are not good at and just don’t like doing.

In the early days of owning your own business we are on shoestring budgets so yes we need to do a lot of the business end of our business ourselves. Wearing many hats to get the business running.

To my credit, I created and I maintain my own website. I searched out the best business insurance rates for what I do, I went to a bank I knew I could trust and rely on, I used subcontractors when I knew I couldn’t handle the job alone, I found out what I love to organize and what I pass along to other professionals in the business. I hired an accountant. I learned to love public speaking, I was taught closet measure and design for The Container Store as another stream of business.

I tell business owners the best thing you can do for your business is network, how else will people know you are out there?

The one main advice I would give to a woman business owner ..that was given to me years ago would be to do something everyday, Do ONE thing EVERYDAY that will further your career.

  • Make a phone call to either a client or a colleague
  • Go to a networking event
  • Write an email to a past client
  • Send out “Here I am” cards to potential business partners and potential clients
  • Email friends and family so they can spread the word to their network of friends and family.
  • Read current books and articles to keep you fresh
  • Make sure you are using a great planner! and schedule in some “You” time!

And….Network…Network…NETWORK!

About lisagessert

Professional Organizer/Productivity Consultant - Connect with me to see how your time and space can be more efficient for you! 917.887.8672
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3 Responses to Do You Own Your Business?

  1. Janet Barclay says:

    Great tips, Lisa! As you explain so well, networking is so important, not just for generating leads but for learning from others who have already done whatever we’re trying to achieve at any given moment.

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