The fourth annual BOSS Issue is now available from Sass Magazine. Each year, we dedicate an entire issue of Sass to focus on female entrepreneurship and small business ownership. This year’s BOSS Issue featured over 50 different women business owners, including our Top 20 Female Startups winners, boss lady spotlights, a special woman-owned advertiser section, and much more. These are the top five things you’ll be able to learn about in our 2023 BOSS Issue.
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1. How to Plan a Business Baby Shower
Most people have never heard of a Business Baby Shower, a term that’s here to change how we celebrate and market our businesses. In our personal lives, we love to celebrate our biggest milestones, right? We have baby showers when we are expecting an addition to our family. We have bridal showers when we are preparing to get married. We have housewarming parties when we buy our first homes. We celebrate with our closest family and friends, and bring gifts to help them prepare for their next steps.
Launching a business is HUGE! It takes hard work, determination, a few tears and a lot of unknowns. Certainly it deserves to be celebrated!
2. Start-Up 101: How to Start a Business
Female entrepreneurship is on the rise. But how do you even start? Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Many women do — they dream of taking charge of their own destiny, being their own boss, and planning their own schedule. If this is your dream, we want to support your entrepreneurial journey, so we’ve outlined the initial steps to start a business. This article includes all the nitty gritty details, including tips on topics such as planning your business idea, choosing the right business structure, applying for a business license or EIN number, creating your “BAIL” team, marketing, and everything in between.
If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business, this article is the perfect place to get you started!
3. Business Networking Tips for Introverts
Picture this: You’re standing at the edge of a crowded networking event. It’s stuffy and loud. You feel the pull of the exit and just want to go back home. But rather than retreat, you’re determined to stick it out. You at this event for a reason and you’re not leaving until you achieve what you’ve set out to do. But, as an introvert, how do you get out of your shell and start to feel more comfortable networking?
Like it or not, your career isn’t just about what you know — it’s also about who you know. Networking offers influence, information, and inspiration. It can lead you to all sorts of resources and opportunities. It can even help you find your tribe. For all our fellow introverts, this article is a must read!
4. The Evolution of a Business
Women have made remarkable strides in the business world over the past few decades. Despite facing numerous obstacles, including gender bias and unequal opportunities, women have proven to be resilient and resourceful in establishing their own businesses. Today, female entrepreneurs are a vital force in the global and local economy, creating jobs, driving innovation, and contributing to the growth of communities. But, what does it take to not only start a business, but to keep it going year after year?
Our featured article interviews five women entrepreneurs who have all faced different challenges, obstacles and successes to get to where they are today. Looking for some inspiration about true business grit and determination?
5. How to Be Productive (Even When You Aren’t Feeling Motivated)
“What do I need to finish at work today?”… “What am I going to wear to the event tonight?” … “What do I want for breakfast?!”
Let’s face it, as business owners and professional women we have a lot on our minds. When we’ a’re constantly in “go” mode, it can be easy to fall into a slump — we are only human, after all. So, what happens when your stress is high, fatigue is in full swing, and productivity sinks? To stay productive while feeling unmotivated try these helpful tips!
Find these articles and more resources for female entrepreneurship in our 2023 BOSS Issue! Want to get Sass Magazine delivered to you? Sign up to be a Sass Insider!
Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.
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