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October 26, 2022 13 min read

October 26, 2022

By Santima Jasper


10 Common Challenges Female Entrepreneurs Face and How to Overcome Them with Clarity

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 As a woman entrepreneur, you are no doubt familiar with the challenges that come with running your own business. There are many unique obstacles that we face on a daily basis, and it can be tough to stay motivated and focused when things get tough. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 common challenges female entrepreneurs face, and how to overcome them with clarity and purpose. We will also talk about the importance of building a strong support network, and provide some tips for doing so.


But first….


There is a reason why you choose entrepreneurship as the path you decided to take to lead you towards the direction you desire. There are several lists of reasons why women start a business, let’s explore this list a little further with seven reasons why women start a business.


  • Financial Independence
  • Financial Stability
  • Freedom/ Options
  • Passion
  • Willingness to do something meaningful
  • Seek a better work life balance
  • Build Wealth and a long-lasting legacy


Today in this article we’ll cover the 10 Challenges Female Entrepreneurs face and how to overcome them with clarity:

- Coping with fear of failure

- Balancing Business and Family

- Building a Support Network

- Managing yourself (procrastination) and your time

- Consistency and Momentum

- Focus and Productivity

- Business Growth

- Developing Good Habits and Achieving Goals

- Always keeping your goals, vision, and objectives in front of you

- Navigating a Clear Direction (Systems)

- How to overcome the challenges with clarity


  1. Coping with fear of failure

How do you cope with fear of failure as you take risks while building the business your passionate about? The majority of startup or growing businesses don’t always have an advisor, fellow entrepreneurs, or a community to turn to. Having this kind of support can help take some of the underling fear away in exchange for feedback, direction, and moving forward with a task or project we normally wouldn’t have for lack of response. It’s important to gain and build trust within yourself so that you can make critical decisions that involve expedited responses or taking the next critical steps. Fear of failure stop us from achieving the things we deserve, want, and desire to have as our outcome. It’s how you deal with situations that weren’t apart of the circumstances you created for yourself.

After all FEAR spelled out is false evidence appearing real. You’ve set goals and the how gets revealed in many ways even in the face of fear. New opportunities, life learned lessons that propel you to the next level, and growth can be the changing factors that take you to some of your biggest goals faster than what you thought. But because you knew that you weren’t going to let fear stop you and decided that you wouldn’t let anything stop you. Not even FEAR. Your attitude also determines how you react to the things that may appear to seem as if it’ll hold you back. Don’t let circumstances that weren’t apart of your journey determine your direction.

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  1. Balancing Business and Family

When starting, growing, or scaling your micro or small business there’s a lot of nurturing and wearing multiple hats in the business at first. Starting a business your passionate about and your why maybe because you want to be able to spend more time with your family, you want to travel more and have a flexible schedule. Although it’s always said that owning your own business gives you the freedom you desire it may not always feel that way at times especially when there’s always an endless pile of work that needs to be done. As a business founder and CEO of multiple businesses for over 8 years it always feels like im just starting as I continue to experience the many different levels, I look at it as climbing a huge mountain. Every step I take gets me further and further along the journey I call my unique success. And I enjoy the process and the many opportunities that it brings. But how do you balance business and family. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, your business is just as important to you as family. In the early stages of starting a new venture, it may seem that your time and energy are solely dedicated to making sure everything runs smoothly for your business. Over time, however, you realize that you need more time for yourself and for your family.


In order to balance these priorities and still make your business a success, it’s important to prioritize your time and focus on the tasks that will have the greatest impact on growing your business. For example, consider outsourcing work that can be done by other professionals and using time more effectively so you can spend more time with family.

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  1. Building a Support Network

Building a support network can feel like another business inside the business but it’s worth taking the time to authentically build your network.  AYG Ask Your Girls, is a great community to join of likeminded female entrepreneurs that invites you to show case and share your products and expertise. One of the most important things that female entrepreneurs need to keep in mind when starting a business is looking for and building a support network. A strong support network can provide numerous benefits, including advice on how to run your business, help with accessing resources such as funding and mentoring, connections to potential customers, partners, and more.


While there are many different options for building a support network, here are some of the most popular methods that female entrepreneurs use:


First, joining or starting a local business association can help you connect with other female entrepreneurs in your community. These associations often host networking events where you can meet like-minded individuals and exchange ideas. Additionally, these organizations typically offer mentorship programs that can help you get support and guidance from more established business owners.


Second, attending networking events specifically targeted towards female entrepreneurs is another great way to build your support network. These events provide a space for you to connect with other women in your industry and share resources, advice, and support. They can also be a valuable source of funding and business opportunities, as many of these events host pitch competitions or other support programs for female entrepreneurs.


Finally, seeking out online support networks can also be a great way to connect with other women in your industry. With the rise of social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn, there are now countless online communities where you can interact with other entrepreneurs and get support for your business. Whether you are looking for advice on how to handle a specific challenge or simply want to connect with like-minded individuals, these online support networks can be an invaluable resource for female entrepreneurs.


Whatever method you choose, remember that building a strong support network is critical for the success of your business.

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  1. Managing yourself (procrastination) and your time

Managing your business is important to grow, managing yourself and your time is even more so. Juggling between the many functions and moving parts of your business can take up a lot of time and energy. If you feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done plus take care of your personal life and goals and maybe even get some you time, then you have just joined a community of women who feel the same exact way. Procrastination then creeps up on you and builds its way to make a home embedded in you. A lot of times your schedule is too cluttered leaving little to no time for yourself and time escapes us like a thief in the night. Preparation in moderation is key to managing yourself, your business, and your time. Everyone has their own unique journey, but everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, and it depends on how you choose to prepare it. Start from how many hours of sleep you need in your day and focus on time slots and choose specific times that give you time for yourself. This creates discipline and habits that stick overtime leaving you with the feeling of having control of your time. Remember it’s one thing at a time and working at a pace that fits you.

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  1. Consistency and Momentum

After you get control over your time, you’ll want to continue building that consistency and momentum. Soon it will get easier and maybe adding a task won’t be as overwhelming as it once was and start to habit stack as stated in the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. Which by the way is a great book to read if your wanting to build habits and systems. Mastering one thing at a time to then work on many things at a time can be rewarding but give yourself time and grace to get there. Finding consistency in your life can be challenging. It’s not easy to get all of the tasks done that need doing in order to reach your goals and keep moving forward. In fact, there are many female entrepreneurs who face these challenges on a regular basis.


But with the right tools and mindset, consistency and momentum can be within your reach. Whether it’s developing a daily routine, breaking down big goals into smaller steps, or simply working smarter rather than harder, there are many things you can do to stay on track and continue moving forward.


So if you’re facing challenges with consistency and momentum as a female entrepreneur, don’t lose hope. With determination, dedication, and the right strategies, you can overcome these obstacles and achieve your goals for yourself and your business.

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  1. Focus and Productivity

Keep that consistency and momentum and most importantly stay focused and productive. Looking to improve focus, mood, and productivity as a female entrepreneur? Look no further than these helpful tips and tricks for increasing your focus and productivity levels.


Whether you're struggling with distractions at work or need help staying focused on important tasks, there are many strategies that can help you stay motivated and productive. Some simple changes to your daily routine, such as incorporating regular exercise into your schedule or establishing healthy habits like practicing mindfulness or meditation, can go a long way in helping you stay focused and energized throughout the day.


Additionally, working with a coach or mentor who can provide guidance and support can also be incredibly beneficial for female entrepreneurs looking to boost their focus and productivity levels. Through tailored advice and strategic feedback, these professionals can help you identify and overcome any obstacles that may be standing in your way, ultimately helping you achieve your goals and succeed as a female entrepreneur.


Whether you're looking for simple strategies or professional guidance, there are many tools and resources available to help you focus, stay motivated, and achieve success as a female entrepreneur. So what are you waiting for? Start focusing on the things that matter most and unlock your full potential today with Clarity Of Goals And Vision!

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  1. Business Growth

There are many challenges and obstacles to overcome while growing your business it’s the journey that unfolds and guides you to your unique success driven path. You’ll want to pay close attention to the message received in those challenges and obstacles often faced. It’s the learning curve and becoming a student of what works and what doesn’t work. These are common experiences that come with running a business of any size. However, the key to overcoming and succeeding despite these challenges is learning from them.


There are many potential obstacles to growth for entrepreneurs, including economic factors, lack of resources, competition and more. But these challenges shouldn’t be seen as an end to your business success, but rather as opportunities for learning and growth.


For example, if you are having trouble finding clients or customers for your business, it could be a sign that you need to focus more on marketing, promotion or sales. Or perhaps your business is struggling due to a lack of cash flow, in which case you may need to look into options for financing or working with investors. No matter what challenges and obstacles you face, it’s important to take the time to analyze these experiences and learn from them.


Ultimately, it is your willingness to learn, grow and adapt that will help you overcome these challenges and see your business thrive. So if you’re an entrepreneur facing some obstacles with growth, don’t be discouraged – use these experiences as a chance to learn and improve.


What challenges and obstacles have you faced as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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  1. Developing Good Habits and Achieving Goals

Having a growth mindset will help you develop good habits and achieve your goals in the process. Having a growth mindset is essential for developing good habits and achieving your goals. When you have a growth mindset, you are always looking for ways to improve yourself and your skills, and this can help you reach new heights in all areas of life. Additionally, having good habits can also help you achieve success in whatever you do. If you consistently practice things like getting enough sleep and exercising regularly, you will be better prepared to accomplish your goals and reach your full potential. So if you want to improve yourself, start by developing good habits and adopting a growth mindset.


Many people believe that they have a fixed level of intelligence or ability, but in reality, this is not the case. Having a growth mindset means that you believe that your skills and intelligence are merely the result of hard work and good habits, rather than something set in stone. By embracing this way of thinking, you can take ownership of your development and continue to improve yourself over time.


Good habits are also essential for success in many areas of life. For example, getting a good night's sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet are all habits that can help you achieve your goals. When you consistently practice these things, you will be better equipped to handle whatever challenges come your way. So if you want to reach new heights in any aspect of life, be sure to develop good habits and adopt a growth mindset.


In conclusion, it is clear that having a growth mindset and practicing good habits are essential for success in all areas of life. By continually working to improve yourself and your skills, you can reach new heights and achieve anything you set your mind to. So start by developing good habits today, and remember that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible!


  1. Always keeping your goals, vision, and objectives in front of you

You’ll get further and further away from where you are trying to take yourself if you don’t keep your goals, vision, and objectives in front of you. Even if this means to always keep it in front of you to stay on track. Now that you have your goals, vision, and objectives set in place, it is critical that you always keep them in front of you. This will help to ensure that you stay on track and are able to make progress on your journey towards achieving those goals.


One great way to keep your goals constantly front and center is by writing them down.  The Clarity of Goals and Vision Workbook is a great way to start writing your goals down to keep your goals in front of you. The workbook also helps you to ask yourself deeper questions that helps you create a plan and start from where you are now. Click on this link to get your personal goal workbook This can also be done on a simple piece of paper or even in the notes section of your phone. The key is to always have them available when you need them.


Another way that you can do this is by recording yourself stating your goals, vision, and objectives out loud. You can then listen back to this recording anytime you need a quick refresher. This is great for those days when you may have been so busy that you haven’t had time to review your goals and vision, but still need to stay on track with what you are trying to accomplish.

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  1. Navigating a Clear Direction (Systems)

To get the things you want, deserve and desire navigating a clear direction to get there is important. Did you know, that following a clear direction is one of the best ways to achieve your goals and get what you want? When you are going somewhere, it’s important to have an idea of where you are going. If you navigate without a clear direction, it can be easy to get lost in the sea of things that seem like they are just as important, or that you have to do. Instead of wasting precious time trying to go here and there without a clue where you are really going, it’s much better if you can plan ahead and find a clear direction.


Now, a direction can be anything–your destination, your final goal. It’s the next step towards reaching that goal. But it’s also the smaller steps, and you want to make sure those are planned as well. When your goals are big or important enough, they should be broken down into small steps so they seem more attainable. They should be arranged in a way that makes sense, and gives you a clear idea of the steps ahead to reach your destination.


In our new upcoming book Clarity Of Goals And Vision Santima Jasper goes deeper into some of her core strategies and systems with one of them being, The Goal Preparation System. With pre- orders coming soon.

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-  How to overcome the challenges with clarity

There is a new system call the CLARITY Technique System. It’s a system that helps you stay on track

There are many challenges we face in our lives, and one of the most common struggles that people experience is poor clarity. This can make it difficult to get things done or achieve your goals, and it can also cause a lot of stress and frustration. Fortunately, there are some strategies you can use to overcome these challenges with greater ease.


 One of the best ways to do this is by developing routines and systems that help you stay focused and organized. This can involve breaking down larger goals into smaller, more manageable steps, as well as identifying your priorities and scheduling time for the things that matter most.


Conclusion/ Recap:

Today we revisited your vision and goals for clarity of your business covering these main points:


Today in this article we covered:

- Coping with fear of failure

- Balancing Business and Family

- Building a Support Network

- Managing yourself (procrastination) and your time

- Consistency and Momentum

- Focus and Productivity

- Business Growth

- Developing Good Habits and Achieving Goals

- Always Keeping your goals, vision, and objectives in front of you

- Navigating a Clear Direction (Systems)

- How to overcome the challenges with clarity


 It is our hope that you were able to take away some valuable insights and actionable advice from this article. Every business owner faces different challenges, but the keys to overcoming them are often very similar. If you’re struggling with any of the topics we covered today, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Our team of experts is more than happy to assist you in developing a plan that will get your business back on track and moving towards growth. What types of challenges are you facing in your business? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!

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