Economic growth is fueled by many factors that include Federal policies, the global economy and effective trade agreements.
One major factor that should never be overlooked is the role of successful small business owners whose growth helps reduce unemployment and infuses the economy with tons of financial green.
Leading the way in the new economic surge are dynamic female entrepreneurs and small business owners.
With the power of the internet, female entrepreneurs are effectively networking and seeing the blossoming of new partnerships.
As reported on January 19, 2019, by Elaine Parker, opinion contributor to The Hill political newspaper, “As of January 2017, there were 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.—which employed nearly nine million people and generated more than $1.7 trillion in revenue. In fact, they accounted for almost 40 percent of all U.S. businesses.”
One such entrepreneur who was willing to take the plunge and try and make a difference in the Wellness Industry is Jessica Young, the CEO and founder of Bubble.
Bubble is a digitally-native healthy food marketplace based in New York City. Jessica has demonstrated that she cares deeply about community and sustainable food systems, and is continually exploring the nexus between technology, lifestyle, wellness and food industries.
Earlier in 2018, Jessica left her job as the first-ever employee at frozen superfood delivery service Daily Harvest to launch Bubble, a direct-to-consumer online marketplace for wellness brands that makes healthy food more accessible.
Setting herself apart from other large corporate retail food sites like Amazon and Jet, everything on Bubble is carefully curated by Jessica who ensures the ingredients’ list is clean and the food truly is healthy for you.
As communicated at thefullest.com her commitment and dedication to personal health and clean eating is at the center of Bubble’s ethos, and is a strong reason why people are so drawn to the platform. The brand makes a point to only offer clean label products and abide by a strict criteria that they publish on their website proudly for all new and returning customers to refer.
Good stuff. We love the concept and the earnest application.
Time for a visit to Jessica’s site, getintothebubble.com.
They educate, “BUBBLE is a world we created where the most delicious, good-for-you foods live. A place where the old food system is not allowed. BUBBLE is a health food paradise where transparency is the holy grail, and can be seen through the curation of the most innovative, subversive, and tastiest foods we can find.
Each one of our energizing, supercharged, and succulent Bubble Approved Goods have been tested against a rigorous set of standards by BUBBLE for ultimate shopping clarity and ease. The set of standards listed below that guide the BUBBLE stamp of approval, as well as every product category, have been constructed by top chefs, nutritionists, Eastern and Western practicing doctors so that each product we find can be accepted, denied or categorized accordingly.”
We love their high standards and even higher aspirations.
It does take a community to help propel the continued success of female entrepreneurs and one large influencer and supporter is Visa.
The informative news and business information source businesswire.com reported on January 15, 2019, “As part of its ongoing commitment to support female entrepreneurs, Visa (NYSE: V) is launching a global initiative – She’s Next, Empowered by Visa – to encourage women small business owners as they build, sustain and advance their businesses.”
Whenever a global group with major financial resources can be a mentor and leader, the chances for success greatly increase.
VISA explains, “Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second.
The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.”
The global rate of female entrepreneurship has been increasing rapidly with more than 163 million women around the world starting a business since 2014.
She’s Next will support this growing trend, with additional help from leading small business advocates, including Square and Yelp.
She’s Next, will be supported by the Female Founder Collective (FFC), a network of businesses led by women, supporting women that was launched in 2018 and quickly grew to over 3,000 members.
We would like to understand more regarding the mission and purpose of the Female Founder Collective.
At their site femalefoundercollective.com add, “The Female Founder Collective is a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Our mission is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to positively impact our communities, both socially and economically.
Women have the power to change the world. From our purchasing decisions as consumers to the leadership and employment opportunities we offer as business owners, women are an incredible and undeniable force. More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, which translates into 9 million jobs and $1.7 trillion in sales. Women reinvest income in their families and communities at higher rates than men. By increasing the wealth and opportunities for women-owned businesses, we can significantly impact our communities for the better.”
They appear to make a formidable team with Visa as an active partner.
“In the journey of an entrepreneur, the most important thing is self-belief and the ability to convert that belief into reality.”… Mukesh Ambani
From streamlining payment methods to linking women small business owners with like-minded peers and experts, Visa and FFC will together offer incredible resources and opportunities for female entrepreneurs.
The future for continued growth in the female entrepreneur sector is exciting and positively inevitable. The global economy can sure use their help.
We are inspired to continue to watch and report on the trend.
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Opening photo getintothebubble.com via Anne of Carversville