October is known for many things: cooling temperatures, the leaves changing colors, and of course Halloween! But did you know it is also National Women’s Small Business Month?
Everyone Loves Buttons® has been proudly women-owned since it’s founding in 1997, and has been officially certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) since 2008. What does this certification mean? Women both own 51% of our company, and are in charge of our daily operations.
The WBENC also provides unique workshops and resources for entrepreneurs to help them succeed. With their help, thousands of women have both found success as business owners and have been able to create job opportunities for their communities through their businesses.
In a recent blog post, the WBENC shared some inspiring statistics about women-owned businesses. According to their sources, 4 out of 10 businesses are owned by women, and over 1,800 new women-owned businesses opened each day within the past year. How incredible is that!
Supporting women-owned businesses not only helps individuals achieve success, but it helps the communities they are based in. Their success creates diverse opportunities for others that can help inspire and empower the next generation of women entrepreneurs.
Show your support for women owned businesses by making sure you #BuyWomenOwned. Interested in learning more about the WBENC? Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and check out their blog for more ways to support women entrepreneurs!