(ThySistas.com) Women are finally getting more than merely a foot in the door of entrepreneurship and it’s time to expand our horizons a bit. With about 4 million women who owned businesses 30 years ago, there are now around 11 million; that’s a tremendous growth that we’d like to push forward. While women do indeed have a long history of owning businesses, the sectors we tend to get into are mainly in healthcare, social services, and retail – but some of them have room for way more growth than others.
That’s what we’re going to tackle in this article, so get ready to learn about all the great opportunities in the field of construction. It doesn’t even mean that you have to particularly handy yourself although it’s great if you are.
Construction is a sector in growth
First things first; the number of construction workers is expected to rise by about 11 % in 2018 which is excellent news for any owner of a construction company. That means that there are buildings to be fixed, roads to be repaired, and communities to develop and make safer which, of course, brings you more business and a lot of opportunities.
That’s one of the best parts about being involved in this sector. The sheer opportunities for starting small and expanding means that very little is holding you back from getting started as soon as possible. You won’t need much, to begin with, except for a few workers unless you’d like to take on the work yourself, as well as some high-quality tools. Now you spread the word and make sure your customers are happy.
You get to develop the community
Besides from making all of those roads safer for commuters and provide your community with the buildings they need, you’re also able to help your neighbors build the homes they’ve been dreaming about.
That’s what draws a lot of entrepreneurs to the construction industry, to begin with, as they’re able to watch an area they love grow and even make sure that they are made out of the best kind of materials that won’t cause a hazard or deteriorate over time.
But it comes with a lot of risks
You won’t ever start a company that is completely free from risks, but construction companies may be in the upper half of risky work. Not just in terms of setbacks to your revenue, but also because it is dangerous work and you’d want your employees to labor in the best possible conditions.
Safeguard your business in case you need to work on uneven terrain by having some wooden crane mats up your sleeve, although not literally, and make sure your employees have access to the best kind of tools and equipment. That way, you won’t have to deal with unhappy customers and you’re also making sure that your workers feel safe and secure while on duty. It’s the kind of stuff that really matters.
All in all, there is no good reason for why not more women take a chance on developing a construction startup and the tips above will hopefully be what you need to make up your mind once and for all.
Staff Writer; Rita Love