By Neal Hitch
1:48 PM PST, December 28, 2012
The business owners featured in this article have something in common — they all feel very strongly about being businesswomen. What becomes clear from reading their stories is that there are many ways that women go into business for themselves. Some have the support of their families. Others take advantage of opportunities that require a leap of faith. One thing is evident, however, it is hard work that leads to success. “Many people view owning your own business as a hard situation,” says Fina Calderon, owner of Discount Stereo, “but I say that the more complicated it is the more reward there is in it.”
These women started their own businesses when they were young, just married, or after they retired. One of them did not attend school after the second grade. But, they all are passionate about what they do, and in each case this passion has been the most important aspect of their success. If there is one statement that sums them all up, it is this one voiced by Calderon: “No matter who you are, no matter your education, no matter how much money you have — if you are willing to work really, really hard, you can own your own business.”
Read more about these women business owners in the December 2012 edition of Valley Women Magazine in print or our online E-Edition.
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