There’s no denying that it can still be hard in today’s day and age for women to get ahead in business, and whether that’s through inability to let go of outdates standards, or the hesitance that some women have as a result of those long-standing situations, it is still something that permeates through business today, though it really doesn’t have to be that way. We are continually seeing women rise through the ranks of business, and yet needing to make personal sacrifices along the way.
This is especially true for women in higher positions, and can make things difficult when getting ahead is the goal. Though most women out there would gladly work through pregnancy and immediately afterward, the body is only meant to deal with so much, and yet these times away from work are a hindrance to those looking to advance. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to say that men don’t really have to go through the same issues. They can work through, during, and after a pregnancy to their hearts content, only having to take time off if decided.
Circumstances such as these can be one of the major reasons why more women are turning to starting their own small businesses, especially in the Columbia area. Whether this is through a selling from home job, or remote services and jobs of that nature. The ability to work from home, set your own hours, and not have to worry about the things that come with corporate jobs is appealing to some women, especially those who plan on starting a family in the near future, though many women in the area haven’t the first idea on where to get started when it comes to these ventures.
This is where the help of the Missouri Women’s Business Center comes in, led by a woman working in the corporate world, she has started her own venture aimed specifically at helping women overcome the necessities of home and business balance, with the help of some of the major entrepreneurial groups in the city. This is a great move forward in bringing local women the assistance they need when it comes to growing and establishing their own business, bringing them resources that they otherwise may not have trying to pursue their goals on their own.
Not only is this great for the women and clubs involved, but also for the city of Columbia. We have long prided ourselves on being a space where people can pursue their passions, where they can grab life by the horns and truly make it what they want it to be. For those looking into going into business for themselves, we strongly recommend checking out this program and finding out all about the assistance that they can bring you. Columbia needs more women in power, more small business, and more growth within the city. Whatever your passion in life, we always urge you to follow it, and to be what you want to be.