Thriving as a Female Entrepreneur in the 21st Century!

~by Donya Zimmerman~

As a female entrepreneur, you must learn to discover the “true you”. You cannot be like anyone else if you want to have a thriving business. You must know your niche and how to get your message across to your ideal customers.

Being a “true entrepreneur” involves being genuine, unique and different. The most successful women entrepreneurs are those with integrity. Also, successful women entrepreneurs love what they do and have no problem sharing their gifts with others. 

Many female entrepreneurs are a success because they are spiritually grounded.  Many women business owners have learned to take their special gifts and talents given to them by God and use them in a positive way. Female entrepreneurs must learn to stand out from the crowd and try not to be part of the “in crowd”.  Also, women business owners must realize that they cannot run their business like other business owners. They should run their business in a way that suits them and is comfortable for them. 

As a female entrepreneur it is okay to be unique, authentic and out of this world.  Many female entrepreneurs have realized that the way they run their business is right for them, and find no reason to change their daily operations to please others.  Successful women entrepreneurs are seen as pioneers and beacons of light for up and coming female entrepreneurs.

Romans 13:11, “And that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”  As a female entrepreneur, the number one way to fail at a business is by your “thinking”. Many women desire to start their own business, but have the “mindset of poverty”. Many women have the following thoughts of why they should not start a business:

  1. They don’t have the time to start a business.
  2. They can’t do it.
  3. They are too scared to start their own business.
  4. They don’t have the money to start a business.
  5. They will not be successful at it.

Many women are afraid to start a business because they feel that their business will take up too much time. Also, they will not have time to take care of others (especially family). Women must get out of the “mindset of poverty”. God created women in His likeness and this means He wants women to use their gifts and talents to uplift others. Also, women should use their God-given gifts and talents to make a better life for themselves and their families. 

It is time to create a “mindset of prosperity”. It is time to get rid of the “shackles of self-doubt”, and become free to live out your dreams. Get rid of the “slave mentality” that you can’t do it, and create the “freedom mentality” that you can do it. Women entrepreneurs have to understand that some opportunities only come once in a lifetime, and they must grab every opportunity and run with it. 

Time to wake up from your sleep, my sisters, and get going on that business idea.  Time waits for no one.  As God states, “It is high time to awake out of your sleep and receive your salvation.”


Meet the Author: Donya Zimmerman

Thriving as a Female Entrepreneur in the 21st Century! 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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