Why Some Women Don’t Succeed in Small Business

March 18, 2013 by ionebeck  
Published in Women

Why Some Women Don’t Succeed in Small Business.

When women don’t succeed in business, it is not necessarily because they lack something that men possess. It is not a question of intelligence, capabilities, or education that blocks success. However, there is one basic conflict that is difficult for some women to ignore. The demands of raising a family require someone to nurture the children that comprise the family. When conflicts exist between work and family, some women choose to be true to their nurturing nature.

A Matter of Genetics…

The nature of what traits are common to men and women has roots in genetic selection that has affected our evolution physically and psychologically. It is the normal order of things for women to both bear children, and to nurture them while they are totally dependent beings. If a conflict exists between work and raising children properly, a significant percentage of women cannot help but prioritize their families over business needs.

Potential Solutions…

There are ways to successfully raise families, and also have successful careers. Careful consideration should be given to some potential solutions to this dilemma. Women need not be restricted from reaching their full potential in the world of business because of their family situations.

Role Reversals…

Men are equally capable of raising families. As a matter of fact, some men are better homemakers than their wives are. Any woman who feels called to the business world should investigate the possibility that their husband might be comfortable with an expanded role in the nurturing area of the family unit. House husbands are not uncommon in most first-world countries any longer. This role reversal can eliminate the conflict of family duties as relate to business needs.

A Matter of Timing…

Another option for women who are conflicted with family needs and business needs exists. Children grow quickly from infancy to being independent, and highly involved in their own worlds. As they enter their teens, many women realize that they now have time to dedicate to other endeavors. With minimal child care needs for much of the day, many mature women find great success with business careers. The reality is that a women has “young children” for only a short period of time in the larger scheme of things.

Options for Younger Mothers…

Technology has opened the doors for many home-based businesses that permit women to raise their children, and operate small businesses. Women who are good at organization, and self disciplined can find business success without feeling conflicted. Beyond being constricted to operating home-businesses, some employers are now offering child care at their offices. Productive professional women can find some opportunities in these types of modern thinking businesses.

Summary…

Finding success in the business world is more a matter of choice than it is of natural selection. Through innovation and careful planning, no woman has to accept her fate as the homebound caregiver of her children. The secret to success lies in planning, and being realistic about what will actually provide a happy and healthy lifestyle to each woman facing the question, “Can I succeed in the business world?”

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