3 Ways for Women Entrepreneurs to stay abreast of
news that impacts their business
As women business-owners, we want to stay ahead of the curve. It's not enough to stay on top of our own daily business, mid to long-term planning and keep our eye on opportunities.. Times are changing, and if we want our businesses to thrive in today's economy, we need to be prepared for the challenges that come with it.
We need to know what will impact our business environments, as global affairs and national developments pan out. And, while we do this, we still need to keep informed of what ALL stakeholders may bring to our table.
Here are 3 ways we can keep on top of things, stay informed and make lemonade out of lemons if need be:
Step 1 Stay true to your course while you stay aware of what will impact women in business next
There is no use in burying our head in the sand. I've tried, believe me. It is much better to be aware of what is going on around you. Hear from business and political leaders. Have your ear to the ground when the rumbles of change occur. This doesn't mean being inundated with conflicting information or being brainwashed. It simply means knowing what the knock-on effect of political and social decisions around you will mean for you and your business. That way, you can adapt and innovate, according to the winds of change.
Step 2 Choose your information sources diversly and carefully
It is better to choose a range of information sources and compare. You choose the most useful from all rather than being fed information from one place risking of tunnel vision. At WinTrade Global, we try not to 'take sides'. It is more important to us to have a range of information sources we can analyze. Then we take what we have gleaned, to use the unfair advantage to the benefit of all.
Despite being a globally diverse and inclusive organization, we have NO political affiliations - we are an open platform and we welcome all perspectives, as long as they are respectful of everyone’s right to a voice and an opinion. Wherever you do decide to source your information, always have some alternatives. This means you don't end up subscribing to a narrow view. This will keep you open and flexible: cornerstones of longevity in business.
Step 3 Follow your heart about who has your best interests at heart.
Sure, influencers can be fun, and the next 'Get Rich Scheme' may sound enticing. But as a woman in business, we know your spidy senses are fully active when it comes to which information you are hearing, from who and whether you should take it with a pinch of salt.
Our members are some of the most astute women on the planet, with "Momma didn't raise no fool" tattooed across their foreheads (not literally). So we think long and hard about who we put in front of our audience. We need to do one of 3 things (or all of them) when preparing our events: Uplift, Support or Empower. If not, the event doesn't happen.
Our Talks feature some of the most influential minds in business and social impact (and yes, sometimes even in politics), giving you access to the latest news, trends and issues impacting women. Plus, our talks are designed to help entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs like you grow your business, careers, mindsets and perspectives.
So, with our next event, whatever your political views, we felt it was important to bring you some question time with one of the most politically powerful men of colour in Britain, if only to ask him some questions about his governmental position and decisions he makes which impact our businesses.
Register below and join us for an enlightening conversation with Kwasi Kwarteng MP Secretary Of State for Business Energy, & Industrial Strategy talking with venture capitalist and funder for underrepresented businesses across the UK - Ezechi Britton MBE of ImpactXCapital.
Step Up To Ask The UK Goverment Anything About Business next Wednesday
Meet the UK Secretary of State Next Wednesday (26.01.2022) at 13:00 GMT online with WinTrade Global to ask him any questions you have about business in the UK and what the government is doing for us women in business.