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Women Entrepreneurs in the Texas Hill Country: Powering the Economy at Phenomenal Rates

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Women entrepreneurs in Texas are booming in business. Small business boot camps and classes are generating record numbers of graduates, and are continually expanding in the Lone Star State. Courses aiming at those who already manage or own their own businesses as well as those looking to do start-ups are seeing their enrollment numbers nearly double from years previous. Consisting of both business planning training and expertise together with entrepreneurial assessments, many programs are doing all-encompassing sessions that acknowledge the trainee’s desires, but also evaluate their strengths as they may pertain to real-life incidents or case studies. Sessions such as these also cover key aspects of managing a business, including human resources, customer service, marketing, and financing to name a few.

Women Entrepreneurs in the Texas Hill Country: Powering the Economy at Phenomenal Rates

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As a woman in business in Texas, resources and networking groups are also readily available, where time perhaps doesn’t permit enrollment in a lengthy course. In the Texas Hill Country specifically, there are a number of contacts and programs available through a standard online search, which will produce even more results as the intended participant makes initial contacts with those in the field. The ultimate benefit being improved skills in business management or development, networking groups and local business development meetings can put entrepreneurs in contact with other resources and help them learn new skills such as the art of negotiating, how to effectively read and understand financial statements, tendering and contracting, and leadership strategies.

Women Entrepreneurs in the Texas Hill Country: Powering the Economy at Phenomenal Rates

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Fostering grassroots initiatives and developing a community of women who assist each other, such programs, courses, and networking sessions also have the added benefit of creating a localized network of resources – one through which many will begin to do business as well as obtain the advice and personal support they’ll need. In an article by Lake Travis Lifestyle from September of 2015, it was noted that, at that time, Texas ranked second nationwide in terms of economic power wielded by women-owned firms, citing an increase of 116 percent compared two decades ago, and that in the city of Austin alone, four out of every 10 business start-ups were owned/operated by women.

Women Entrepreneurs in the Texas Hill Country: Powering the Economy at Phenomenal Rates
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