I say go for it! I did. As a woman, I experienced a few instances of "sexism" but nothing really blatant. My nephew works for me and there were a few times when we met with new clients and my nephew was deferred to for answers and confirmations and he is still learning the biz. Male as well as female clients did this, so it was not just men. The first time it happened, it was uncomfortable for my nephew, me and the client when they realized they were asking the wrong person. Now, when my nephew is with me, I simply introduce myself and nephew in such a way to let them know in order to avoid the embarrassment. Make sure you develop a relationship with a good repair shop/dealer that knows you are serious and then keep them........ because I had a few bad experiences where I simply got no help when I wanted to buy equipment. It took an expensive purchase to get noticed. I have also had neighbors come up and ask to speak with my husband ( my nephew) to see about getting our service, etc..... Don't get mad when it happens ( it will happen at least once), just laugh it off and move on. If you know your business the success will come and anything else is just a learning experience.