Thursday, November 04, 2004

The face of the American small business community is changing ... women-owned businesses outnumber men!

In San Diego Source

A recent study by the National Association for the Self-Employed shows that startups of women-owned businesses outnumbered new men-owned businesses by nearly a 2-1 ratio in 2003. That trend is evident in San Diego County, too.

"These findings present an important snapshot of women in today's workplace and a look at how the nation's 9.1 million self-employed women are in all-out pursuit of a more integrated and fulfilling work and personal life than they believe is afforded by the corporate world," said Robert Hughes, association president.

WHY the explosive growth in women-owned businesses? According to the article:

"Most of the women surveyed said their chief motivation is to have more time with their families and community, as well as greater flexibility in managing their households."

To read the entire work, visit: Study Reports Women-owned Startups Outnumber Men-owned Businesses

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