NEW YORK - Oct. 24, 2023 - PRLog -- Harlem, New York - According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2019, women-owned businesses represented an impressive 42% of all U.S. businesses, generating a staggering $1.9 trillion in revenue. Today, with over 13 million women-owned businesses and counting, October takes center stage as National Women's Small Business Month, celebrating the remarkable contributions of women to the economy.
"Women are defying the odds and we are here for it. Over 80% of our clients are female and fearless. The unprecedented growth of women business owners is exciting; however, we still have hurdle's, like financing to get over and our team is here for the win," says Gina Ramcharan.
Gina Ramcharan (https://www.ideamanufacturer.com/) hailed as the 'Small Business Ideator.' With a decade of empowering local entrepreneurs in the Tri-state area, she is more than a consultant; she's an idea manufacturer, a problem solver, and a profit creator. Her company, founded in 2013, IDEA MANUFACTURER, nestled in the heart of New York City, is the go-to boutique business consulting firm born from a deep commitment to solving local entrepreneurs' challenges. Gina, a recognized thought leader, boasts a stellar track record across various industries, including personal services, retail, eCommerce, hair care, nonprofit, construction, consumer goods, and the food & beverage sector. Her extensive involvement as an ecosystem builder is evidenced by collaborations with SCORE NYC, Harlem Commonwealth Council, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and her role as Director of the Small Business SOLUTIONS Center at the New York Urban League.
Ramcharan's impact on entrepreneurship has not gone unnoticed, with accolades from Women In the Black, The Bronx Collab, and Women of Color for Progress.
"We pour into our clients, but I'm inspired by what they teach us. These lessons come from both our clients and partnerships," beams Gina Ramcharan. In an inspiring partnership with the Harlem Business Alliance and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Gina served as the Architect and Program Director for THE LILLIAN PROJECT, Harlem's pioneering business incubator explicitly designed for African American women. This initiative began her ongoing series of programs, engineered to ignite economic and social change, empowering and uplifting women and BIPOC entrepreneurs.
Gina Ramcharan's Tips to Up-Level a Small Business:
- Be Ready: Aspiring entrepreneurs must embrace the mindset of athletes, preparing relentlessly for success. Gina advises newcomers to block out distractions, maintain a strategic focus, and ensure they have backup product suppliers.
- Remove the Hustle Mentality: The age of the side hustler is over; it's time to embrace the role of a strategic side-preneur, whether you're working part-time or full-time. Plan and analyze your way to success.
- Identify Your Supporting Cast: For women business owners, multitasking can be overwhelming. Build a support network comprising friends, family, and business peers who understand your needs, whether it's childcare, meals, or simply an empathetic ear.
- Don't Let Money Fears Derail Your Dreams: Often, grand ideas require significant investments. Remember that many successful businesses started small, like Shea Moisture and Carol's Daughter. Embrace the journey and the challenges it brings.
- Crawl, Walk, Run: Overnight success stories are rare. Most businesses take a solid decade to establish themselves. Be patient, learn your industry, and grow organically.
- Dream: Keep your inner child alive and dreaming. Innovation thrives on fresh ideas and continuous growth. Unleash your inner rockstar and envision a brighter future for your business.
- Announce Yourself: Make a memorable introduction when networking with fellow entrepreneurs. Lead with your name, title, company name, and role to leave a lasting impression.
- Take Advantage of Resources, but Don't Take Advantage of Resources: Utilize free services from nonprofit organizations supporting small businesses but be a responsible partner in the process. Understand the value these services bring to your business.
- Fail Forward: Embrace failure as part of the journey to success. Mistakes are invaluable lessons. Learn, adapt, and continue moving forward.
- Celebrate the Little Wins: Acknowledge and revel in your achievements, no matter how small. These moments of victory fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.
Discover how the 'Small Business Ideator,' is reshaping the landscape for local entrepreneurs and celebrating Women's Small Business Month in style. For more information, media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with Gina Ramcharan, contact Karen Taylor Bass at email@example.com or call 917-509-3061.
Karen Taylor Bass
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Source: Idea Manufacturer
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