How a Woman Can Control a Man

Written by Terry Hernon MacDonald

Ben* has been happily married for 19 years. He recently told merepparttar prime reason he married his wife is because, "She wasrepparttar 130189 only girl I dated who could control me."

I had no idea what he was talking about. I don't know many people, men or women, who enjoy being controlled.

"What do you mean?" I asked.

"I dated a lot of girls, some of them pretty seriously. I was actually close to being engaged to one of them, but I didn't go through with it because she couldn't control me.

But my wife Christine* could. If I wanted to go out with my friends, she'd say, 'Have fun,' and that was it.

It was such a change fromrepparttar 130190 other girls I dated, who used to give me a hard time, wanted to know where I was going and why they couldn't come with me. I went out for a while with one girl who actually said, 'Okay, but now you owe me' when I wanted to go to a wrestling match with a buddy. It was a major turn-off.

But Christine couldn't care less. Whenever I told her I wanted to go out without her, she'd just smile at me and say, 'Have fun.'"

"How exactly was that controlling you?" I asked. "You got what you wanted."

"Yeah," he said, "But as soon as I went out, I missed her. I knew she wasn't sitting around waiting for me to call. I didn't know what she was doing. And since she didn't give me grief about going out, I didn't feel like I'd made prison break. I ended up wishing I was with her, instead of with my friends."

Lest you think this is sexist, put yourself in Ben's place: Who would you be more attracted to? A guy who calls you three times a day, makes demands on your time, and harasses you when you want to go out with your friends? Or a guy who calls once a day (or a couple of times a week), asks you what you'd like to do overrepparttar 130191 weekend, and tells you to have fun when you want to go out with your friends?

Times Are Changing for Woman Entrepreneurs

Written by Dr. Pirjo Friedman D.D.S.

Althoughrepparttar definition of an entrepreneur, “One who undertakes to conduct an enterprise assuming full control and risk.” is not gender specific, it is no wonder that most entrepreneurs are men. Because women tend to undertakerepparttar 130187 greater share of raising children and keepingrepparttar 130188 house together, many women simply do not haverepparttar 130189 time to start a business! As a woman entrepreneur, andrepparttar 130190 current President ofrepparttar 130191 Women Entrepreneurs of Canada, (WEC), I have hadrepparttar 130192 opportunity to take a close look atrepparttar 130193 issues that female business owners face. At a recent international women’s conference in Glasgow,repparttar 130194 Bank of Scotland presented some of its research. According torepparttar 130195 bank, women business owners tend to: • under-capitalize their businesses at startup; • have a disinclination to use debt finance and to be more risk averse than their male counterparts; • use a higher proportion of their personal savings within their business, both at startup and development; • be less confident than men about their knowledge and understanding of financial products and services. …all of which can impact on financing and growing their businesses. This may be exacerbated byrepparttar 130196 banks’ historical unwillingness to treat their female business customers inrepparttar 130197 same manner as male customers. Women owned businesses tend to be more service oriented and therefore have less equity than male owned businesses—another reason banks can be skeptical. Financing is crucial to all commerce, and perhaps managing money is most critical among small businesses, whether atrepparttar 130198 start or when expanding. The struggle to maintain adequate cashflow is constant among entrepreneurs. Is it any surprise then, that financial worry isrepparttar 130199 most prevalent cause of stress and insomnia! With women generating forty percent of new start-ups, and one-third of self-employed proprietorships in Canada owned or led by women, women entrepreneurs have increased by more than two hundred per cent inrepparttar 130200 last twenty years. As a result, women are seeking more opportunities to grow their network and enhance their support systems.

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