Entrepreneurial development is one of the most effective keys to unlocking the economic and social potentials of any society.
This process, when properly maintained, can diminish the growing rate of poverty and the same time contribute to a nation’s growth.
Women entrepreneurs are described as being at the forefront of this, forming an integral part of this development in order to achieve and sustain economic independence for one and all.
Today, their contributions are felt in various aspects of the economy such as technology, business, health, education, and the list is even exhaustive.
In recent times, women-owned businesses are steadily growing across the world. Report shows that women in Nigeria account for 41 percent ownership of micro-businesses in the country.
This is representative of 23 million female entrepreneurs within the segment. This high-level participation of female entrepreneurs is a good sign that
Although women are great at saving, however, there is a need for more of them to invest more.
According to Visual Capitalist, it was reported that women score lower than men on financial literacy tests and they invest 40 percent less than men.
It is a fact that women entrepreneurs are excellent business owners and money-savers, the importance of investing should not be underestimated.
Being more risk-aware, women are conservative and balanced when making decisions about money.
Though many are aware of some risks involved in investment, however, there are online investing platforms made by and for women which are providing the guidance needed to navigate those risks through online courses on investing, monthly webinars, boot-camps, and one-on-one interactive sessions with investment experts. Why is investing critical?
That investment is an important means to achieve one’s financial goals as well as provide a buffer for unplanned expenses is no news.
At this point in time where financial freedom is a goal, it is especially critical to make your money work hard for you as much as you work hard for it. That is only achievable if investing is properly done.
For women entrepreneurs, investing gains them more personal and business capital which they can channel back to their businesses or personal accounts to use later, perhaps in retirement.
It also gives them financial stability and security as well as an opportunity to grow more wealth and value over time.
In addition, they may be able to make enough money to expand their business exponentially, buy other businesses, go into retirement early, purchase real estate, and much more.
Although investing may seem intimidating to women entrepreneurs who have never bought a stock, share or have no clue as to how to get into it, many successful women entrepreneurs across the world are leveraging on investment.
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