The past decade witnessed a dramatic growth in women-owed businesses. According to the Small Business Administration in 2000, there are 8.1 million women-owned businesses in the US, and this number does not include home-based micro businesses. These businesses employ 27.5 million people and generate more than $3.6 trillion in sales. Women now own nearly 40% of all private businesses at twice the rate of men.
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DeMartino, Richard and Barbato, Robert, "Exploring the motivations differences of women "intending" on entrepreneurship" (2001). Accessed from
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