3 Jobs to Give You the Skills for Business Success

Gain skills for business success, like these women. You could be launching your own business!
Administrative jobs can help you learn how to multi-task and improve organizational skills. Photo via Pixabay.

While inequality is still a major obstacle for many, and in some companies the glass ceiling remains stubbornly in place, woman entrepreneurs have made huge strides. The progress in recent decades benefits women, the American economy, and young females who have leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and Indra Nooyi to inspire them. Launching your own business is possible! For business success, it’s true that you need determination and lots of skills, but you may already have many of these skills. Especialy if you’ve worked in any of these jobs:

1. Administration

There’s one skill a successful business leader needs more than any other: the ability to multi-task. Organizational skills are part of being good at multi-tasking. Thus, an administrative background can be the perfect foundation for launching your own business.

When you check out the Administration Specialist Job Description, you’ll see that it includes many transferable skills that can lead to long-term business success. These skills include the ability to:

  • Coordinate staff schedules,
  • Perform business research and analysis,
  • Communicate with suppliers, clients, and the public,
  • Office management and organization, and
  • Using and maintaining advanced IT systems

Have you had experience with all these tasks, and others, as an administrator? If so, you’ll find launching your own business much less demanding now.

2. Marketing Jobs

Another essential skill for business success is marketing. Therefore, a marketing background can give you a big advantage over corporate rivals. Being a marketing specialist means that you’ll be able to promote your products and services quickly and efficiently, reaching the right people at the ideal time.

Marketing is changing rapidly with the continual advance of technology. Plus, many businesses are turning to social media to promote their brand. This means that being an expert in social media can also be very beneficial. If you have a lot of meaningful social media connections then your message can spread far.

3. Raising Children

Raising children is a role like no other. Moms have so many skills that it’s little wonder that many of them find themselves drawn to starting their own business. As a parent, you need to be able to quickly assess situations and take decisive action. You also need to communicate clearly and give instructions that are followed to the letter, be able to teach others how to do tasks, and then trust in their ability to do so. It hardly needs saying that these skills are ones that successful business leaders use, so having tested them in motherhood can be ideal preparation.

Having the experience of raising children, or past administration jobs or sales and marketing positions, can arm you with the most important skills for running a business. Other important factors include a readiness to work hard and an unshakable belief in yourself and what you’re doing. With these skills at hand, launching your own business could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.


  1. So true… Good three choices. Discipline comes in many shapes, I believe being able to delegate and to follow rules, of course… as well as multitasking are so important these days. I liked what you say about raising children, BTW. Agree! Sending love, Chris 😘✨

  2. Love this article… I just decided to start my own fitness blog and Instagram page, and having the administration skills from being a teacher, helped me so much. As multi tasking helps a lot, and all the while studying Personal Training at the same time. I always wanted to work in the marketing direction, and maybe someday I will do a course to get the background, would you recommend that? But children is in the future, so one day I will definitely have all 3 of these. Love Mel

  3. I was very interested to read your thoughts about raising children being beneficial in business. I couldn’t agree more. Great article.

  4. Excellent article, Christy! I so agree; raising children requires multi-tasking skills, organization skills, and mediation skills that puts a veteran mom on par with other women who earn their stripes in business fields. Thanks for sharing such an encouraging post!

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