October is National Women's Small Business Month, making it the perfect time to recognize the success of female entrepreneurs and professionals. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 percent of small businesses are owned by women – this is an increase from just 5 percent in 1970.
During the month of October in 2012, the SBA hosted a series of weekly web chats aimed at inspiring women to open or expand business ventures. This is in addition to general business and operations topics and opportunities for people to share their stories. A schedule has not yet been announced for what the agency is planning for 2013.
Celebrate women running small businesses by gifting them with promotional marketing products that have the logo of her company on the item. Here are a few suggested ideas:
1) Monza Stylus Pens
The Monza Stylus Pen is a popular choice for business owners because of its carbon fiber look and capacitive stylus at the top that eliminates drag and pressure for an easy glide. In addition to easily sliding across the screens of tablets and smartphones, this stylus also does not leave any residue or scratches – improving the lifespan of a device by decreasing wear and tear. The Monza Stylus Pen is also easily transportable and can be stored in a bag without worrying that ink will be spilled because of the snug twist action mechanism. Female professionals will appreciate this gift because it combines the functionality of two items into one convenient package.
2) Galicia Personalized Pocket Journal
Every business owner knows that ideas can come out of nowhere. As a result it's important to keep something handy so that they can be written down before being forgotten. The Galicia Personalized Pocket Journal allows female entrepreneurs to quickly jot down important notes for future reference. This notebook has 144 blank pages just ready to be filled with important pieces of information. The bound weekly journal includes a 12 month peak into what is going to happen on the horizon and offers a view calendar with space for individual notes. There's also another 48 extra pages added to the notebook that are perforated for writing things down and passing those notes on to others. The notebook comes in a wide range of colors, including: Black, blue, green and red and a matching elastic for closure.
3) Ravanna Shoulder Bag
Too often bags that are made to accommodate laptops or legal pads and the various tools needed by a professional are bulky and unattractive. The Ravanna Shoulder Bag offers both great style and durability with its fine 100 percent nylon weave that is trimmed with 100 percent leather. The main compartment is fully lined with yarn dyed stripped cotton and is spacious enough for a small laptop or tablet. The zippered insert pocket is ideal for those who are looking to organize smaller tools like a pen or chord away from the rest of the larger items stored in the bag. Consider gifting a woman in business with this appealing work bag this October in recognition of National Women's Small Business Month.