We’re thrilled to work with many women clients, including several who run their own business, consulting firm, or professional practice. We’re proud to support them in their quest for success on both professional and personal levels.
That’s why we were pleased to see that when it comes to the best places for women to start a business, Florida is at the top of the list.
Women own four out of ten businesses in the U.S., and that number is growing, especially in Florida.
The Sunshine State offers a unique combination of factors that makes it a welcome and nurturing home to many budding female entrepreneurs.
Of the top 10 cities for women business owners, Florida scored three spots, including the coveted #1 rank.
The Tampa Bay area landed at #1, followed by Orlando at #4 and my home base of South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach) at #10.
In compiling the list, researchers at business.org measured factors like the percentage of women-owned businesses, number of new businesses started, gender-based pay differences, and the unemployment rate for women.
(Proud fact: South Florida actually landed in 4th place nationwide when measuring the most new businesses started by women and in 5th place for percentage of businesses owned by women (like us!).
What are women looking for when they start a business? Some are simply entrepreneurial by nature, but most are escaping from the structured and corporate 9-to-5 in search of creative control, work-life flexibility, and higher purpose and reward potential.
Entrepreneurial Tip: Already started your own business?
Bravo! Now you need to turn that business success into a lasting legacy for your financial future. There are several free, easy and tax-deductible ways to set aside what you need for a comfortable lifestyle for many, many years after you stop working. In fact, that’s the hallmark of a truly successful business. Give us a call for more details.