5 Hot Business Fields For Women

Thinking of starting a company? These sectors are proving to be particularly lucrative for entrepreneurial sisters.

director of governmental affairs for the Home Care Association of America in Jacksonville, Florida, agrees that private pay is the area of opportunity. And the field is a great one for women. “This is a 90% female-owned industry,” he says.

For those thinking about starting a homecare agency, a nursing background is ideal, says Clinko. Start-up costs depend on a number of factors, including regulatory mandates in your state or municipality and the size of the staff you begin with, she says.

To minimize expenses, you may want to start out by running the business from your home. You’ll need to hire an office manager/receptionist, or perform these duties yourself with an answering service and a beeper. Licensing and certification costs vary, so check with your Department of Health Licensure or its equivalent. A major challenge will be finding and keeping good homecare aides: you’ll need to pay them a livable wage and provide a benefits package.

Cool Resources For Hot Industries
Home Care Association of America
9570 Regency Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
www.hcaa.org

Building Services
Contractors Association International
10201 Lee Highway, Suite 225
Fairfax, VA 22030
www.bscai.org

National Association of Computer
Consultant Businesses
1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 520
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.naccb.org

Women in Film & Video
Washington, D.C., Chapter
P.O. Box 19272
Washington, DC 20036
www.wifv.org

Women in Film
6464 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1080
Hollywood, CA 90028
www.wif.org

Society of Professionals
in Dispute Resolution
International Office
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW
3rd Fl.
Washington, DC 20036
www.spidr.org

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