Women Entrepreneurs Are In

women entrepreneurs are inMore and more women today are finding themselves into business especially in these economic times. Most women cite the need to augment their family’s income as a reason why they turn to business. Others would want to be financially independent.
Whatever their reason, women entrepreneurs have become a large force in the industry – something that many business owners should reckon with.

If you would want to be an entrepreneur yourself, there are several factors that you should consider. Here are some basic tips that can help you start your business, as well as help you stay afloat especially in these trying times:

Consider your market niche.

Before you start anything, whether you are creating your marketing plan or collateral’s such as catalog printing and booklet printing, ask yourself who your target market is. Is there a particular group of prospects who would be interested in your business? Will there be a demand for your products and services? Is it sufficient to keep you going? The key is to look for a profitable market that will buy your products and services repeatedly, and keep you going for a very long time. Find repeat buyers and clients from your target and you will definitely have increased profits and ROIs for the most part.

Know your business.

You are investing hard earned money to your business project so it pays to do some research before you venture into it. Try to learn as much as you can on the industry. Know the ins and outs of your trade. Your business is nobody else’s business but yours so make sure that you know everything there is to know.

When you start marketing through catalog printing or custom booklet printing for example, it pays for you to do some research on what will pique your target client’s interest. You can ask other people who have been in the industry, and look for guidance to help you start your enterprise. Knowing enough of your business and the industry you would want to get into can save you much of your resources in the end.

Location, location, location!

The location can make or break your business. It is true. Location is crucial in the success of your venture. Putting up your shop in a strategic location can definitely add to your profits. There are several factors that you should consider when choosing the right location for you:

– What are the needs of your business?
– Where are your target clients and prospects?
– Where are your competitors?
– How much costs are involved, e.g. rent, taxes, etc.?
– What is the overall environment? Is it safe and secure? What are the demographics of the area? What are the income levels of the people living there?

Provide value-added services.

It’s not enough anymore that you provide your target clients with just your product. It is like giving them your product, having them pay for it, and then they go out of your shop. That is it. In order for you to have repeat business from these buyers, you need to offer products and services that go beyond what they actually paid for. These are value-added services. You may for example, give a freebie from your catalog printing. You can also offer your custom booklet printing as information package to your customers. Whatever it is, your additional offer on top of what your clients paid for produces goodwill with your clients. This then can result to a closer and better relationship that creates repeat business for you.

 

Women Entrepreneurs Are In

 

 

About Britt Raposo

From behind her laptop in Calgary, Alberta, Britt Raposo helps moms across Canada make connections and build lasting friendships. She is mom to two wonderful girls, married to her best friend, and she has developed a home business that combines her two other passions: designing websites and helping moms. Proud owner of WAHMcanada.ca

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