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5 Differences Between Female and Male–Run Businesses

Both men and women today are capable of starting and running highly successful businesses. However, despite the success of both male and female-run businesses, there are many differences between the two, beginning with the reason men and women start businesses to the management style to the ultimate goals of the business.

While these differences between male and female-run businesses certainly don't always apply to every business, several studies, including studies from the SBA, have reported significant differences inherent in many of the businesses operating today.

How to Balance Work and Home

Whether you're just starting out running a small business or you're managing the expansion of your medium-sized company, owning a business comes with a ton of responsibility. There are business decisions to make, clients to call/contact and meetings to run. But often business owners' lives spill over into their personal lives.

As a business owner, it's essential to set up boundaries and define your limits if you want to be successful and happy. Here's how to get it done:

You NEED To Optimize Your Daily Productivity

 
Do you ever feel like there aren't enough hours in your day? You're certainly not alone. This is a common complaint for business owners, who often wear many hats, especially in the early days of a startup. An endless list of tasks, work hours that start before the sun rises or end long after it sets - these are major issues for entrepreneurs, yet who has the time to find a solution? As it turns out, you do. There are simple, effective ways to optimize your daily productivity; you just need to know where to start.

Is Your Business As Successful As It Should Be?

 
Are you a small business owner looking to perfect your business technique? Perhaps you're ready to set sails to your business venture. When it comes to being a successful small business owner, there are quite a few key traits that one must possess. In 2004, a seminal study was conducted to determine the Big Five personality traits that every successful business owner seems to achieve. Let's take a look at these traits that play an important role in a successful small business.

You Can't Afford To NOT Get A POS For Your Small Business

 
Think Your Business Is Too Small for a POS? Think Again!
The Clover point-of-sale (POS) system is a hugely convenient and helpful piece of technology. While it functions as a cash register, it can do so much more. Better yet, it's adaptable to businesses of all sizes.

Your Home-Based Business Should Look Professional – 4 Tips from VMS


 
A recent study found that nearly half of all small businesses are home-based. A major challenge facing many of these small business owners is finding a way to make sure their businesses look professional without the leverage of having a store, office space or brick and mortar business of some kind

The good news is that there are several things you can do right now to give your home-based business the professional look you want.

Necessary Management Skills – How To Delegate

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There are four rules of successful delegation. 
Delegation is essential for managers and business owners. It's an effective way to get more done, in less time. But this is something that managers must have the proper training to do. If not, the benefits of good delegation could be missed.

Here are a few top things to keep in mind when delegating tasks:

The 3 Traits Of Successful Women

There is no dearth of successful women in the world today. You can find leading women at multiple levels in multiple industries, politics and professions. If you were to break them all down you will quickly find that they have a particular set of characteristics that define who they are. These traits sharpen their work ethic and help them balance their work and life harmoniously.

Here we'll take a look at some of those traits and see what you can learn from some of these inspiring women.

The Advantages of Being a Woman in Business


 

There's a lot of talk about how women are underrepresented in business. Although there are more women running Fortune 500 companies than ever before, they are only in charge of 6.4 percent of large corporations. Hearing these statistics, and knowing about the pay gap between genders, women may feel discouraged in the process of becoming entrepreneurs. But women in business have distinct advantages that men do not, which they can harness in order to excel.