April 3, 2017

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Main Street Monday

Main Street Monday — What Makes a Successful Woman Entrepreneur?

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon penned a great blog post last week about risk-taking for Main Street woman entrepreneurs. She writes:

Entrepreneurs know that every small business starts with taking a risk.

We have an idea for a product or service, but even the best ideas require a leap of faith. Whether it is our money or time or the security of working for someone else, we put ourselves on the line when we pursue our goals. When that risk succeeds… simply put, it’s empowering.

Yet research shows women are more risk-averse than men. Are we missing out on empowerment, too?

What do you think? Obviously we all have different skillsets, but how important is gender in determining success on Main Street?

Please take the poll and answer the single question, “What are the traits you see in your woman clients who operate successful Main Street business?”