EWomen Network hosted their annual conference in Dallas this past weekend. I attended for the first time, and it was fantastic on so many levels. In addition to promoting and helping women entrepreneurs, Sandra Yancey has created a foundation that contributes significant amounts to charities. What an amazing woman and organization!
One of the processes in my 7 Steps to Deliberate Investing Course takes you through examining your current financial situation to make sure you are on track to reach your long term wealth goals. The idea is to do this while you still have time to get to where you want to be. If you are not on track, then I suggest making changes to your plan, and one of those potential changes is increasing your monthly income. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through creating a business.
If starting a small business appeals to you, consider EWomen Network as a way to nourish and develop that new venture. Even if you are not sure what you want to do, you can still attend an EWomen Network event just to get in the mindset and be surrounded by other like minded women. The added bonus of establishing a business is that there are tax benefits, especially if you form an entity for your company, which should usually be done for both legal and tax reasons.
I was amazed at the number of women at the conference who were entering second careers after committing to pursuing their true calling, and this involved creating their own company in most cases. The businesses represented ranged the full gamut; There were inventors of fashion and home products (including hugely successful Debbie Myer) , authors, performers, consultants and coaches of every kind sharing their expertise, just to name a few.
What is that idea or product waiting to be developed that keeps you unsettled at your core? What is your area of expertise that you can share with the world to make it a better place? Thank goodness Sandra Yancey followed that feeling in her gut, thought big and developed a global network that has made a difference in the lives of many through both charitable giving and women owned businesses.