HB’s Sunday Statistics

working-mom

 

Over the last 10 years up until recently women have been moving toward high paying careers, higher education post grad school, and entrepreneurship all while being wives or single mothers and raising children.

According to an infographic about the increasing rate of breadwinning moms at http://www.citytowninfo.com,they are becoming the primary breadwinners of over 40 percent of households in America with children under the age of 18. It is probably no surprise to you that, among these women, there are more breadwinning women single than married. Single mothers really have no choice when it comes to who will provide for the household! On the other hand, married women are either stay at home mothers who choose to work from home by establishing a home based business or have full-time employment outside of the home.

If you are a single mother and trying to make ends meet this information may give you relief to know that  almost half of the households in America are single mothers raising children and bringing home the bread! YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Don’t give up hope.

If you are a stay-at home mother or work full-time at a job then this information may lead you to want to dig deeper to know why so many women are working and more fathers are staying at home. The roles of men and women are switching way too much for me personally! Your research may bring about new possibilities for you and your family. Maybe it will motivate and empower you to start a business or transform your home based business into a family business to supplement your husband’s income so that he can stay in his role rather than switching roles with you because employers are willing to offer you more. These days almost everybody is looking to have financial freedom and more time with family so it would greatly benefit us to start looking at all of this from another perspective than to just give up and switch roles.

Men were created to maintain and protect women and children!

Allah says: “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women because of what Allah has preferred one with over the other and because of what they spend to support them from their wealth.” [Sûrah al-Nisâ’: 34]

 

 

 

HB’s Statistic Sundays: WBO’s Are Filling Up The Small Business/Entrepreneur Arena!

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The 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Survey revealed the following about  why women decided to start their own businesses

1. They had a vision for a business idea or a passion for solving a specific industry problem

2. They wanted control or a more flexible work-life balance

3. They felt like they were in the right place at the right time.

When women were asked what the biggest motivation for starting their business, the most common answer was

1. 28% indicated that they were following their vision

2. 21% indicated that their vision was followed by finding an idea that allowed them to become an entrepreneur

The survey also found that the most important traits for running a successful business are

1.Having a passion for an idea

2. Having a vision to succeed long-term after the business is launched

3. Having the  willingness and attitude to fail before you succeed and to take risks

I hope these statistics were helpful to you all! Maybe this will boost your confidence about starting your own business in the next year or so. Sometimes we are more frightened by what we don’t know rather than what we think we know!

Great Day Beloveds,

Ukhtee Walida

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