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Women in Business News - October 2019

At Market Inspector, it is important for us to be updated on what is happening in the business market, not only in the UK but also in the rest of the world.

Therefore, we gathered five interesting articles on women in business from the month of October. Below, you can read a brief description of each article, and we’ve also linked to the underlying article in case you would like to read further. The articles mainly offer some helpful tips, guidelines, and advice.

Take a look at our content roundup for September if you’ve missed it.

How Business Women Could Take a ‘Time out’

Running a business can be stressful. Therefore, quality time for yourself is crucial to a healthier life. Only very few business women take breaks without a feeling of guilt. However, creating time for a break is essential to refresh your mind and increase productivity. This article offers five ways to maximise your time out.

  1. Spend time outdoors
  2. Get a new hobby
  3. Exercise
  4. Read a book
  5. Book a massage session

Read the article: 5 Ways Business Women Can Take a Quick 'Time out'

How to Become a Successful Businesswoman

The key to becoming a successful businesswoman is to opt for a proven business model. The article states that you should preferably start your base with an established idea that will help you refine your business competences.

Using a proven business model will be helpful to become successful for three reasons:

  1. You can learn from several free and paid versions available on how to build up your business.
  2. You can use online tools and resources to optimise profits.
  3. You’ll market to a product-educated population of buyers.

Read the article: A Simple Way to Become a Successful Businesswoman

5 Tips for Aspiring Women Business Owners

Starting a business takes a lot of effort and time. A lot can go wrong but at the same time, a lot can also go right. Female business women should know who supports them.

In this article you will read about the following five ways to be an outstanding successful female entrepreneur:

  1. Get feedback
  2. Know your worth
  3. Have a positive support system
  4. Realise it’s okay to fail
  5. Give yourself time to relax

Read the article: 5 Tips for Aspiring Women Business Owners 

How to Overcome Gender Obstacles in Leadership Roles

More and more women are working in front-line managerial roles and traditionally male-dominated jobs. However, only 5% of women are occupying leadership roles.

The article states that there are a lot of companies realising the negative impacts of a lack of women in leadership roles. According to the article, there are three reasons where companies are doing wrong:

  1. When programmes are driven exclusively by a ‘check-the-box’ mentality
  2. When organisations focus on gendered structural approaches.
  3. When training is not sensitive to gender biases

Finally, the article also proposes some solutions to overcome these challenges. There are three things businesses can keep in mind while giving training to eliminate unconscious biases.

  • Adopt holistic guidance
  • Identify the problem area
  • Closely review underlying assumptions

Read the article: Overcoming Unseen Obstacles: How to Get More Women Into Leadership Positions

6 Ways For Women Entrepreneurs to Protect Their Small Businesses

As more and more women are stepping into a leadership role, it’s important that they know exactly what kind of legal steps they should take in order for them to protect their small businesses.

After setting up a business plan, reviewing the possibility of your business idea, and assessing your capital, you should start thinking about how you could protect your business. The article offers six steps you should follow to protect your business journey and intellectual property:

  1. Incorporate the business.
  2. File for trademark registration.
  3. Get the required business licenses.
  4. Apply for an Employer Identification Number.
  5. Choose your registered agent
  6. File necessary paperwork to stay in compliance.

Read the article: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Protect Their Small Businesses

Look forward to our next roundup!

In addition to giving you an overview of October’s news articles about women in business, we at Market Inspector will keep offering you interesting news and articles to keep you posted on business and marketing related updates.