Why Don’t More Women Start Their Own Business?

Colorado entrepreneur and dairy farmer Jennifer Dionisio and her daughters, profiled in The New York Times

What holds many women back from starting a business?

According to new research cited by The New York Times, there are plenty of qualified women with business-ready skills, but not enough mentors, role models, or support networks.

Despite making up about half the workforce, women own only 36% of companies in the U.S., says author Claire Cain Miller. What’s more, those companies tend to be smaller,  employ fewer people, and obtain less financing.

Want to know if you have what it takes to overcome the obstacles and become a female entrepreneur? Check out the full article by  Miller on “Why Women Don’t See Themselves As Entrepreneurs.”

About Mari Adam

Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for over twenty-five years. Have a question about your financial situation? Ask Mari!

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