Sunday, March 13, 2005

Women Hold Steady In Businesses


Women entrepreneurs are taking care of business.

A look at trends reported recently in releases from the National Women's Business Council and Women's eNews, an independent nonprofit news service, support that premise.

The NWBC, a bipartisan federal government council created to serve as an independent source of advice on economic issues related to female business owners, said women-owned firms continue to show strength.

But in a survey conducted by the business council, nearly half of the African-American women business owners said they had encountered obstacles or difficulties when trying to obtain business financing in the past, compared with 28 percent of white women, 27 percent of Latinos and 22 percent of Asian women business owners.

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