(Cary, N.C.) “The flexibility and challenge in starting a business is of particular interest to women who may need something more than the corporate 9 to 5 life – they want the ability to head organizations and develop the ideas and products they envision.  Entrepreneurship for women is about opportunity to have more control, upside financially, and flexibility in how things get done.”

“Entrepreneurs are driven to pursue the development of an idea, service, technology or product and a belief typically that they can do it — better, faster, and with more freedom than in the corporations and institutions they leave behind.  Entrepreneurship gives individuals the ability to create organizations that fit their own needs, perspectives, and objectives.”

“The Raleigh-Cary area has a multitude of opportunities and resources to form companies and organizations that are small (even micro) and nimble and able to do things differently.  The combination of research, innovative ideas and a workforce that ranges from skilled trades (needed for prototyping and development of manufacturing processes) to engineers, scientists, and the business types enables the area to put together not only innovative products and technologies, but innovative business models.”

“The Raleigh-Cary area is prime for supporting and launching new businesses in technology and traditional lines of business, because of its diversity of resources and open access to those opportunities.  With numerous outlets for networking, education, and alliances, the area provides a fertile environment for not only launching the business, but for headquartering growing organizations.  With easy access to air travel, internet and other technology, and access to capital resources, this is an area that will continue to grow and evolve as the entrepreneurial community expands and provides increasing demand for support services.”

Cary, N.C. resident Lea Strickland, MBA/CMA/CBM/CFM, is an internationally renowned business strategy expert applying proven infrastructure management solutions to help businesses and organizations of all sizes build a baseline for success. Regularly leading workshops and presenting at a wide range of industry events, Lea is a sought-after public speaker and thought leader on how to effectively start and grow a business. She is a published book author; has been featured in national business media outlets; and is a contributing columnist to a number of national and regional magazines and websites.

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