01 Aug Women Entrepreneurs: How Women in the Lowcountry are Turning Great Ideas into Great Businesses…and Their Secrets to Success
It’s an exciting time to be a woman entrepreneur. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or are a new entry to the entrepreneurial scene, the “golden age” for women entrepreneurs has finally begun. Recent statistics, in fact, show that women now make up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the U.S., which is the highest percentage since 1996.
With women’s entrepreneurship rates continuing to rise, there will be countless more women start-ups in the years ahead throughout the U.S. as well as right here in the Lowcountry. Many will not only make it, but soar. Others may face barriers and obstacles they hadn’t expected. And, unfortunately, some may never get off the ground.
So why do some women entrepreneurs soar while others struggle? Although no two businesses are exactly alike, women today can gain important insight about female entrepreneurship from well-known women entrepreneurs throughout the country as well as from the positive role models of some highly successful women entrepreneurs right here in our own backyard.