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All the Single Ladies [Women Business Owners]

Nov 05, 2009
Posted by Molly Nelson - Did you know that one in four American businesses are women-owned?  Or that those businesses created or maintained 16 percent of all jobs in a range of industries?  The Center for Women's Business Research found these facts and more in a recent report.  The research also found that only 20 percent of women-owned businesses had employees. 

According to the New York Times, executive director of the National Women’s Business Council Margaret Barton, a bipartisan federal advisory group that helped pay for the research, sees those 80 percent of women-owned businesses without employees, "as an area of great growth and opportunity."

Women business leaders from the Center for Women's Business Research, National Women's Business Council and other groups are taking this research to the Obama Administration, the SBA, and the small business committees in Congress to try to ask for more resources and new programs to help women business owners.

Are you a woman business owner without employees?  Would new federal programs help you hire employees?