~by Donya Zimmerman~


Do you find that you often compare yourself to other entrepreneurs? Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs, especially women, make this mistake. If you want to truly succeed in your business, then you really need to stop questioning and doubting yourself.

As a female entrepreneur, you must step to the beat of God who gave you everything you needed to start your own business. Also, you must be willing to step to the beat of your own drum. As an entrepreneur, you are uniquely and wonderfully made to accomplish something that the “average” person would not dare dream of doing. God has given each of us special gifts and we must use those gifts to bless others. As an entrepreneur, you cannot settle for the ordinary or mediocre, because God created you for greatness. 

Female entrepreneurs who continuously compare themselves to other female business owners have allowed themselves to engage in a destructive habit.

Many women business owners strongly believe that they must follow the “crowd” to succeed. But female entrepreneurs fail to realize that there is enough “pie” for everyone to have a piece. To be a “true success” in small business you must know what sets you apart from the competition. 

You must understand that being the “oddball” is the best thing in small business. Being the “oddball” gives you, as a small business owner, a great advantage over the competition because you are filling a need that has been ignored by others. Stop comparing yourself to other entrepreneurs. If God wanted us all to be the same, He would have created us that way.

As a female entrepreneur, do not be afraid to embrace your uniqueness and your special niche.


Meet the Author: Donya Zimmerman

Do You Compare Yourself to Other Entrepreneurs? Stop Now. 1Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. Donya is also a public speaker and aspiring author. 

She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) and Powerful Biz Woman (subsidiary of FACMBC), both of which are based in Baltimore, MD.

Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance; Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance; and Business Organization Assistance. 

If you are thinking about starting your own small business or non-profit organization, do not hesitate to contact me because I can show you how to do so.

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