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How to empower women-owned businesses to empower women-owned businessesToday, women are as likely as their male counterparts to seize the business opportunities around them. However, numerous studies show that women entrepreneurs tend to concentrate on low-profitability or low-growth sectors such as retail, beauty, and food services. Many factors have been blamed for the concentration of women in these consumer-oriented businesses. 2021/03/07 10:00:00 PM
MEDA and BPI partner to remove barriers to capital for women entrepreneurs and BPI partner to remove barriers to capital for women entrepreneurs The business case for empowering women entrepreneurs, particularly for the critical role they play as drivers of economic growth and job creation, has strengthened over the past decade. However, evidence suggests that the number of barriers faced by women entrepreneurs is often significantly higher than those experienced by their male counterparts. 2020/11/30 10:00:00 PM
Tips for creating gender harmony in your business for creating gender harmony in your businessHumanity is hundreds of thousands of years old, yet it is only in the last fifty years or so that men and women have been moving towards sharing the workplace as equals. The feminist movement of the 1960s played an important role in driving this change.2018/08/21 10:00:00 PM
Ten tips for increasing diversity in your workplace tips for increasing diversity in your workplaceWhen businesses start up, they are often small, tightly-knit groups of pioneers that come from the same background, even from the same family. This works very well in the early survival stages of a venture, but as soon as the business reaches a more stable post-survival growth phase, the founders have the opportunity to look around a bit more widely, and to diversify their workforce. 2017/08/29 10:00:00 PM
Four steps to create an inclusive work environment for your business steps to create an inclusive work environment for your businessBusiness owners are lucky that they create their own work environment, unlike managers in large corporations who step into rigid, pre-created cultures. However, many business owners allow the working culture in their businesses to flow organically from their personality, without giving much thought to how it could be perhaps better engineered2016/08/28 10:00:00 PM
Juggling a business and family a business and familyFind out how you can strike a better balance between running a thriving business, while maintaining a happy household.2016/05/24 10:00:00 PM
Is business the same as yesterday? business the same as yesterday?Technology changes at a rapid rate, but is this the same for the business world? You bet! If you think that you can apply the same thinking and the same approach towards business as you did 15 or 20 years ago, you are in for a surprise.2015/08/17 10:00:00 PM
My 5 tips to make more money 5 tips to make more moneyMaking more money is on every wish list of all entrepreneurs, but it's not so easy. However, sometimes it is just about applying pure common sense. The answers are often right under your nose and you just do not see or realise it.2015/08/17 10:00:00 PM
10 tips for women entrepreneurs tips for women entrepreneursWhile working for oneself is an exciting prospect, it’s also a scary one. Find out what you can do to ensure that this decision is one that pays off.2014/09/25 10:00:00 PM
What the business world can learn from female entrepreneurs the business world can learn from female entrepreneursIt is widely agreed that women's style of doing business tends to differ from that of men, even though the distinctions are never clear-cut. But there is enough of a difference to suggest that the rise of female entrepreneurs is slowly changing the culture of the business world.2014/08/27 10:00:00 PM
Finding freedom through training and experience freedom through training and experienceWhen she thinks of the work-life balance of business owners, the image that comes to mind for Gugu Mjadu, executive general manager: marketing at Business Partners, is of her mother on holiday with her family with the phone stuck to her ear – constantly talking to her staff at the office.2013/08/20 10:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurial freedom comes with responsibility freedom comes with responsibilityOne of the major reasons why entrepreneurs decide to start their own business is the freedom that this lifestyle offers. They want to take their own decisions and are prepared to take the consequences2013/03/11 10:00:00 PM