Being a woman in the business world is not always easy. Everyone has a few obstacles to face when starting out, and Prairie Business has brought together some of the best advice from the women who have been there. How can it help you in your own business?
Kari Newman Ness, CEO, Newman Signs
Ness states that it is important to be a solid employee. â€œBy that I mean finish what you start, say what you mean and work hard. Be that person who can be counted on,â€ she explains. â€œThe early years of your careers will go by quickly, be patient. If you are good at what you do you will be rewarded.â€
Melissa Lage, CMO, SJE-Rhombus
Her advice to young women coming into the business profession would be to believe strongly in providing solutions for your customers. â€œWhen you solve a customerâ€™s pain you build long-lasting relationships!â€ she exclaims.
Mary Jo Van Horn, Founder, BluHorn, LLC
Her best advice for women entering todayâ€™s profession is researching and networking. â€œReach out to business owners, especially women owners and listen to their challenges and success stories. Most businesses take longer and cost more, so plan for the best but be prepared for the worst. And never give up.â€
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