National Small Business Week Has a Strong Lead-In with the Female Entrepreneur in Mind
Did you know that there are 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States? Pair that with the fact that small businesses account for two out of every three new opportunities in the U.S. each year, and it’s safe to say — small business is booming.
Arise Virtual Solutions is proud to announce it will not only be celebrating the Small Business Association’s Annual National Small Business Week, May 4th-May 8th, 2015, but Arise is dedicating the entire months of May and June to celebrating American small businesses. This special period will be a time to highlight small business owners, entrepreneurs, and in the case of many in the Arise Network, mompreneurs, by showcasing their accomplishments and drive to succeed.
Why the two months to show affinity for these amazing success stories?
Arise Virtual Solutions partners with tens of thousands of small businesses that are home-based- many of which, are run by women!
Based on stats from Womenable, between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased by 68 percent — that’s twice the rate of growth of male-owned businesses within the same time frame.
According to Small Business Trends, in 2013, home-based businesses accounted for 69% of small businesses recently started, with 72% of these businesses being run by women. Not only that, 59% of these businesses continue to operate all from home once established (at 3 ½ years old).
What inspires you?
Though large empires now, famous female entrepreneurs that got their starts in small business include: Estee Lauder, Martha Stewart, Coco Chanel, and Debbie Fields of Mrs. Field’s cookies. In fact, the National Small Business Association is led by a woman! A huge factor as to why these businesses stay around so long is not only the consistency in their products, but due in large part to the quality put behind delivering a great customer experience.
Currently, many small business owners in the Arise Network are finding their own personal and financial successes. Some Independent Business Owners have over 300 actively servicing customer service reps in their company, delivering outstanding customer service to Arise’s Fortune 500 clients. Those small business owners find satisfaction in not only achieving financial security through running their own home-based businesses, but being able to take care of sick children while working from home, or just to simply achieve a better work life balance.
Entrepreneurship is often argued to be the only avenue in which you are truly in control of your earning potential.
With Arise Virtual Solutions, customer experience plays a pivotal role in the success of your small business. By partnering with Arise, you have the opportunity to provide customer support to Fortune 500 companies and deliver customer service to exciting industries. In the Arise Network, client opportunities in telecommunications, travel, and hospitality are all available. The technology and infrastructure to give these services is provided by Arise — it just takes an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to succeed to get started! Inspired yet?
To stay updated on National Small Business Week 2015, and Arise’s two-month long celebration, don’t forget to follow Arise on Twitter (@AriseWorkFrHome), using #SBW2015, or visit the Arise Home-Based Business Blog for more articles on small business.
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