What Opus Matrix can offer you as an aspiring female entrepreneur?
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Opus Matrix is a place where females are valued and respected for their skills, services and interests. It may be a silly thought to think of sewing or child minding as your best skills but where there is a skill - there is always a demand for it somewhere. An aspiring female entrepreneur can grow their business and sell their skills.

Opus Matrix is a place where you can try out your often forgotten or unrecognised skills gained by experience to mentor others and in return gain endorsements. A place where you can easily identify and communicate with people with the skills you need to move forward. Aspiring and established entrepreneurs can hugely prosper on this site.

There are also lots of mums out there who are wondering how to make the transition back to work after being off on maternity. Some will be looking for new opportunities that fits in well with childcare demands and costs. Many will often see becoming a mum as the perfect opportunity to break away from the corporate world and start down the path of self-employment.

Starting a business doesn't necessarily have to involve big financial commitments or set working hours. As your own boss, you can decide how much time to spend and focus on the small milestones initially. Your small venture could be part of a wider plan to expand once the kids have got to school.

A simple way to get started is to focus on what you are good at and learn how these skills can be utilised by others on a freelance basis.

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The OM Team

Business Plus Membership Benefits
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Opus Matrix (OM) is a fast growing global network specifically aimed at helping women skillshare to start ,develop and grow their business

OM is all about getting women employment.

We advocate skill sharing as a great, often inexpensive way to get started to enjoy the membership benefits.

Try out your skills and get yourself some potential clients through creating a profile with your up to date details.

Get your skills or services 'out there' by signing up as a Business Plus member and get yourself promoted to our huge and daily growing network. As a Business Plus member, you will get all the benefits listed below and with 3 months free on annual membership for a limited time only, there's no better time than now. You could reach a potential audience of 12 Million per annum.

Featured regularly on Home Page
Regular Shout outs
Your tweets embedded on Opus Matrix for maximum exposure
Sell from your own 'keep all you earn' shop
Get target specific social media marketing to your chosen buyers
One year's free web hosting RRP £80
Double promotion to 8 million per annum
A business profile - showcase your Services and Products
PLUS+
A personal profile to showcase your skills, expertise, products or services
Feature in our business directory
Find Potential business partners with specific skills through Skillshare
Connect with others, view profiles, message and Skype
Gain exclusive additional access to jobs with wow-a2z business members
Access/respond to crowdsourcing projects and prosper by working with others
Post projects and events and make the most of our networks
Post 10 jobs per year and get exclusive addional access to jobs with wow-a2z business members
Find jobs, working partnerships and opportunities locally, nationally and internationally
Fnd self-employment advice and tips to support you with your business venture
Gain automatic entry to the Hall of Fame and compete for the quarterly giveaway
Read and post blogs and to forums from us and our members
'Meet the Experts' to get valuable information, support and advice on particular topics and receive their special discounts
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The OM Team

Who Said That Stay-at-Home Moms Cannot Have a Bright Career?
October 27, 2015
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According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, there are over 11 million of women owning a business in the United States today. Among this great number of ambitious working women, there is a high percentage of stay-at-home moms who manage their own careers directly from home.

It may seem overwhelming for the majority of mothers to only think about managing children, husbands, household chores, finances and various duties all at the same time, that only imagining to add a part-time career to the list of things to take care of on a daily basis might appear unimaginable.

Many women may believe that, once that motherhood hits their lives, any chance to develop or continue a rewarding career will be archived forever, or that investing their time on that job they have always dreamed about, would be practically impossible. However, here there is surprisingly pleasant news for you - even though you are an extremely busy mom with plenty of tasks to manage, you can still have a successful job from home! Just think about all the set of skills you already have. You might have learned some of them in university or college, or you may have developed them because of a strong passion you have always had.

Anything can be a source of inspiration and could potentially lead you to an outstanding job right from the comfort of your own home, allowing you, at the same time, to keep taking good care of your beloved family. All you need is a touch of creativity. By acknowledging the powerful competences you already own, you will be able to put them into practice and create a profitable job that will, not only help sustain your family economically, but also boost your self-esteem and increase your level of qualifications.

Have your friends and relatives always told you what an amazing baker you are and that nothing tastes more wonderful than your dishes, or that no one draws, sews, takes pictures, decorates, manages accounts, organizes events or writes better than you? Well…it is now time to start finally taking all those compliments into serious consideration, because those things you are so tremendously great at doing could open unexpected doors to outstanding job opportunities!

Based on your personal level of knowledge and capabilities, there are a huge variety of lucrative professions which can be undertaken within domestic walls. The 10 most popular activities for home working mums in North America are the following:

  1. Online Marketing Specialist
  2. Medical Transcriptionist
  3. Translator
  4. Web Developer/Designer
  5. Call Center Representative
  6. Tech Support Specialist
  7. Customer Relations Specialist
  8. Teacher
  9. Writer/Editor
  10. Business Consultant

In order to start an overwhelming career, however, it is fundamental to work on the development of a professional network, which will enable you to find clients, investors, or coworkers. This is why it is highly recommendable to create a personal account on professional platforms as Opus Matrix, which, similarly to LinkedIn, will allow you to find the right jobs, to expand your business, or to quickly get in touch with smart experts. Creating an account on Opus Matrix is easy, free and can significantly improve your professional future.

It is now time to make a strategic work plan, turn on your computer and become an outstanding working-at-home mom! Good luck!

the OM Team

Starting up at 50 plus
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It’s a well known fact that in 2015 ageism in the workplace is rife and, unfortunately, is set to stay for the foreseeable future.

We have been particularly hard-hit by this recession. Back in 2008, statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that 28% of those aged between 50 and State Pension age were out of work, compared with only 20% of those aged less than 50 years of age. Fast forward to 2015, and the figure has risen dramatically with the unemployment rate for over 50’s standing at a staggering 47.2%.

Furthermore, the ONS shows that those who lose their job aged 50 or over, have only a 10% chance of ever being re-employed.

Amongst many others, these 2 factors has meant that many women like you and me in our 50’s and older have, out of necessity, to show a significant interest in entrepreneurship. This has been borne out by a recent PRIME Report which shows that half the Self-Employed population is over 50.

All this may seem very negative, but there are many positive factors to being over 50 in this day and age which can act in our favour. We are no longer under absolute male domination. Besides, we are more financially independent than we have ever been. If we are fortunate enough not to live in countries where the State religion limits our actions as women, then frankly the world is our oyster.

It is also a well known fact that businesses started by people over 50, have a 70% chance of surviving their first five years, compared with only a 28% survival rate for those below 50.

Don’t believe it? Well, check out some fifty something success stories

Arianna Huffington started The Huffington Post at 54; Patti Lee-Hoffmann and Gayle Mills were approaching their 50th birthdays when inspiration struck for Flutter Eyewear.

Across the U.K, U.S.A. and Canada alone, with an estimated population of 150 million women over 50 facing the same issues, having access to the internet, we don’t have to go it alone. The internet has allowed us the ability to connect with one another via websites like opusmatrix.com.

I started opusmatrix.com to allow women, especially those just like me, to connect with one another, to share our skills and experience and not have to make it on our own. Opusmatrix.com facilitates SKILLSHARE, allowing its members to barter or sell their skills, and in so doing, generate work and income for themselves. Opusmatrix.com allows for the creation of work opportunities globally - an opportunity which might not otherwise have been possible had we been working on our own. Opusmatrix.com is here to provide a supportive network for us all to grow our businesses, without the sharp elbows!

If like me, you’ve reached your 50’s but are still keen to follow that dream, then Opus Matrix is the platform from which to reach out. We’re no longer bound to the kitchen or the housework and a generation of feisty women, who have reached heights which would have been unimaginable for us women 100 years ago, has gone before us. Many others have set new standards of achievement for women showing us just what is possible for us today.

Believe it or not, being pushed out of the employment door, may prove  to be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Come on. Quit making excuses!

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Debbie Davis,

Can being a woman be to your advantage when starting up

Search on line and you will find many websites springing up to help aspiring entrepreneurs make those initial 1st steps into self-employment. The worldwide recession has meant that many of us are being forced to take these steps in order to make ends meet and try to create a nest-egg, so that one day, we can retire comfortably.

Although increasing age as well as just being a woman may seem to be stumbling blocks to getting jobs, these attributes may actually prove to be bonuses in the long run if you are trying to set up a business yourself. Why? What advantage does being a woman give to starting a business, you may ask?

With increasing age often comes maturity, grounding and experience. Many of us also lose the misplaced recklessness of youth but gain the sort of confidence that comes from having tried many different things.

And what advantage does being a woman give to starting a business, you may ask? Well, the good thing about women is that we are much less competitive than men. Traditionally, women are much more amenable than men to the idea of sharing thoughts and projects. As starting a business often involves having some sort of handle on many skills, sharing our skills can be the perfect way to sow and grow.

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