October is National Women in Business Month! We want to take a moment to celebrate all the female small business owners and entrepreneurs out there. One of our favorite female small business bloggers, Smallbizlady, recently posted about her experience hosting the American Express Open Women's CEO Bootcamp Program and shared some of the best pieces of advice she heard from the top female entrepreneurs who presented.

  1. Don't Go It Alone: Whether that means hiring help or investing time into developing relationships with mentors and fellow business owners, find support where you can and don't wait until you are overwhelmed to ask for advice.
  2. Get Outside Your Comfort Zone: You might not love spending a significant amount of time on social media or getting out into the field to make sales pitches, but these are necessary steps to make your business succeed.
  3. Love on Your Customers: If you love your customers they will likely love you back. It's that simple. Customers are the most important aspect of every business so it's critical that they are treated that way. These tips and more were originally posted by Smallbizlady on her blog, Succeed as Your Own Boss. Be sure to add this blog to your weekly reading list and have a happy National Women in Business Month!