In the U.S. and many other countries around the globe, business has historically been conducted predominantly by men. But cultural views have changed rapidly in many places, as have technology and access to information, resulting in a massive positive shift in the economy. Today, women-owned businesses of all sizes and in all industries are on the rise. Painters USA, owned by Meg Cook, a premier national provider of commercial and industrial coatings, flooring, and cleaning services, is proud to be one of these companies.
Whether you’re seeking employment or looking for a partner to fulfill certain duties for your organization, there are many reasons to work with businesses owned and operated by women. Here we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a woman-owned small business.
Partner with a Company That Shares Your Values
Many factors go into a person’s or business’ decision to work with a given company. Those seeking a job will look for good pay and benefits, fair hours and working conditions, a strong culture and more, while those looking to outsource certain tasks want quality results, reliability, fair pricing, etc. At the root of all these conditions, though, are a company’s values. Businesses that share your values often tick all or most of the other boxes you care about, too.
At Painters USA, our values and commitments make us who we are and separate us from other commercial painting and flooring contractors. We focus strongly on safety, offer career ladder and apprenticeship programs, communicate thoroughly with all employees and clients and commit ourselves to high-quality work every time (Performance, Accountability, Integrity, Never sacrifice safety, Teamwork, Empowerment, and Respect). Additionally, as a woman-owned business, we value equal opportunity, progress and diversity.
Emerging Opportunities from Women-Owned Businesses
The rise of women-owned businesses in the U.S. is leading to tons of innovation and exciting opportunities. Working with a company owned and operated by women lets you or your business take part in this major development. For example, women-owned businesses might attempt to recruit more women in an industry dominated by men, such as industrial painting or floor finishing. Women who wish to work in the trades, manufacturing, construction, etc., can now find more opportunities than ever before to establish a career in one of these fields.
Outsourcing a woman-owned business can also lift your company to new heights. Businesses owned by women may deliver a unique perspective that can help your enterprise grow and evolve. Additionally, some women-owned businesses have access to a vast network of other businesses you might have not known about otherwise.
Access to the WBENC Network
In the U.S., The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the most prominent advocate and certifier of women-owned businesses. Painters USA has been a certified WBENC member since 2014, having met the organization’s criteria. As a member of WBENC, we have access to a number of opportunities and resources, such as national conferences and networking events, seminars from thought leaders and experienced professionals, ambassador programs and more. While we benefit from these connections and opportunities offered by WBENC, so do our employees and clients.
Every day, women-owned businesses are bringing new ideas and opportunities to the table that drive the economy into a brighter, stronger future. Painters USA is happy to play a part in this movement. To learn more about us, our values, our leadership and our many services contact us at 1-800-999-8715.