The First Step
They say taking the first step is the hardest. In fact when women go out and become entrepreneurs, believe me, that first step gets even harder! But I feel every woman should make an effort to take that first step.
Becoming an entrepreneur also means taking charge of the money matters. Money management is often a mysterious and a difficult task. Remember we lead by example, so if we are bold enough to step out and take money matters in our hands, so will our children. Isnt it our duty to raise confident, well-rounded children, who have high self-esteem? We want our kids to go out and find financial freedom and independence, so why shouldnt we set the example?
I knew next to nothing about finance or money matters when I first started my boutique. But as time passed I learnt a lot. Its important to know how much ( or how little) you know, and then to go out and top up that knowledge. I took short courses on financial planning and money management, talked to people who were already running their own businesses. Yes, I took in every bit of information. Some of it worked for me, some didnt. But I came out richer regardless.
What is really important is NOT to be afraid. Go out and seek. I assure you, you will find. Its fear that prohibits most people from taking that first step. Take it from me, if you take that first step, you are sure to learn.