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  • Did You Know?
    Between 1997 and 2006 the number of privately held firms with majority (51%) ownership by women of color grew 120%, nearly five times the 24% growth rate reported for all privately held firms during that period, according to a study conducted by the Center for Women’s Business Research. As...
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    Women business owners in the United States desire to grow their enterprises and are learning how to find the money to do it, according to Capital Choices: Volume Two, The Value of Knowledge, a study by the Center for Women’s Business Research and Wells Fargo & Co. Among the study&rsq...
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    Women business owners in non-traditional industries are as successful as men who own similar companies, according to a study by the Center for Women’s Business Research.  The report was underwritten by OPEN from American Express and PepsiCo Foundation. Non-traditional industries for w...
  • Women Business Owners Find Strategic Solutions to Enhance Corporate Purchasing and Diversity
    The good news: A new study revealed that women's business enterprises are earning a significant percentage of their revenues from Fortune 1000 corporations, but only capture an average of 4% of the billions spent annually on outside goods and services. Women are successfully selling to big corpor...
  • Dare to Venture: Serial Entrepreneurs Show Strong Performance
    Since Springboard Enterprises launched in 2000, 250 women CEOs and founders have participated in the non-profit organization?s pioneering venture programs for women entrepreneurs. A recent survey of Springboard alumnae, conducted by Springboard Enterprises and McKinsey and Co., showed that 69% of S...
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    Did You Know ? Women entrepreneurs are willing to take financial risks to grow their business. Check out these facts from ?Women Entrepreneurs Savvy About Risk? a study of 400 U.S. women business owners conducted by the Center for Women?s Business Research and underwritten by Wells Fargo. ? When ask...
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    Women-owned businesses in the United States are going strong. Check out these facts from the Center for Women?s Business Research. ? The fastest growth in the U.S. is in the number of 100+ employee women-owned firms. From 1997 to 2000, the number of such firms grew by 44%, more than 1.5 times th...
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