“Being a single mom is NOT a setback. Nestled somewhere in the pages of a storybook is the idea that entrepreneurs “hustle,” “crush it,” “grind” and whatever other word you can come up with to describe working really, really hard on your business 100 percent of the time. Out here in the real world we know that’s not true.
Don’t get me wrong, entrepreneurship is a ton of work. However don’t let the perception of this lifestyle count you out before you even count yourself in. Being a single mom comes with a wealth of skills that do well in entrepreneurship like: multitasking, creativity, managing and/or operating on a budget, and problem-solving to say the least. I don’t know about you but I’d put my money on someone with these skills rather than a new college grad.”
Get it!! This powerful statement is from Angela Benton, founder and CEO of a company called NewMe. Check them out and share with anyone you know looking for start up resources from a company built by a happy single momma!
I’m starting off today seeking advice, encouragement, and motivation from as many powerhouse single mommas as I can find! I love reading articles on Forbes.com to learn what’s going on in the business world and specifically in women’s business.
I also read an article about how one of the investors on Shark Tank conducted research on his profit-making investments, and found that each company he invested in that is making a profit has a woman CEO. You can read more about that here.
There are so many women who stopped making excuses, what’s my excuse to not be running after my goals? I’m too scared. People won’t understand my dream. What if I fail?
Gosh. I could go on and on, and I think that’s what I’ve done since college when I started seeing my goals clearly.
There is something about having a little baby kicking and rolling inside you that helps you find strength. More than that, I am now responsible for not only my life but my child’s. I have the privilege of raising my baby up to learn the value of hard work, chasing your dreams, and reaping the rewards from dedicated effort.
What a blessing!
One more tip from another happy single momma entrepreneur:
“Look for inspiration everywhere. Make note of all the things that frustrate you in your daily life, then research creative ways to address those inefficiencies. All it takes is an idea and an Internet connection to create a product that changes the world.
Don’t let inexperience stop you. My business résumé was basically limited to school bake sales. Not knowing which steps to take first nearly paralyzed me with fear. I overcame this by reaching out to other business owners who could connect me to experts in manufacturing, production and sales. Each key person I met shortened my learning curve and gave me confidence. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how other small business owners want to pay it forward and see new upstarts succeed.”
Take heart, happy single momma, you are unstoppable if you decide to be.
Being a single mom is not a setback. It is a CATALYST.