All posts tagged women business owners

Want to be your Own Boss? a Women Business Owner?

This time last year, the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) conducted the first national survey of female business owners, featuring results from some 3000 women. I thought it opportune to revisit their findings as I suspect not too much has changed in 12 months… Women own almost 40% of small businesses in Australia there are more than 700,000 female-owned businesses Women’s superannuation funds and income are lower 24% of female business owners work 41-50 hours per week, 20% work up to 70 hours 76% work Saturdays, 64% work Sundays 17% have a turnover of $100,000-$250,000 per year 71% are running their first business…

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met another fabulous little retailer today…

Here’s the background… A driven and caring entrepreneurial mother, who wanted to buy something specific in Australia for her child, couldn’t find what she was looking for. So she took it upon herself to rectify that problem. To her credit, she morphed into a woman business owner (during her long-service leave break) and has turned this need into the most delightful shop, not only addressing what she needed to at the time but also making many, many more children happy, very happy since. All hail to her… I know, there’ll be a number of you thinking “I’ve done the same thing,…

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Women The ‘Super Losers’…

entrepreneurial mothers, please pay attention… New research has found that women have an average super balance of $92,000 at retirement – 40% less than the average male retiree, with $154,000. …one fifth of Australian female small Business owners do not have a super fund. In addition: At 65 the average woman’s super balance is $112,000 A 5 year career break means $45,200 less in savings than taking no career break A woman who retires at 65 needs to save $55,300 more than a man due to her increased longevity Want to read more about this issue, click here. We have…

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“The World Needs Female Entrepreneurs Now More Than Ever”…

Indeedy, it does! The key point I’d like to point out in this fine article is this: Becoming an Entrepreneur does not require any shifts in corporate culture. In fact, becoming a Business Owner does not require changing any societal norms at all. It does require however a distinct shift in your own internal thinking in combination with your family’s particular circumstances. So… why not be opportunistic and bold in 2012, and become a “3%” member? (refer last post) You can always tap into the entrepreneurial mothers group if you need support…  

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Tom Peters roars about women!

Tom Peters roars about women! Period! This is the market. To honor women, especially with Mother’s Day been this month, this May issue is dedicated to women. And it includes: “Selling to Women – Selling to Men” “Why market to Women: The Bottom Line Case” Most interesting reading… Enjoy the issue, and belated Happy Mothers’ Day to all!

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The Thing about Therese Rein

THERESE Rein, the entrepreneurial wife of Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd, has put the case for continuing at the helm of her multimillion-dollar company, which runs job placement programs for the Federal Government, if her husband becomes prime minister. Ms Rein’s company, Ingeus, has lucrative contracts with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations worth about $58 million a year and global revenues topping $170 million. For Ms Rein it’s about giving people a fair go. It’s also why she was pained when Ingeus was recently accused of overcharging on its government contracts. In fact, the company’s own probity checks had…

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