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Women in Business

Germaine Dublin Harper

The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon Barnes & Noble | iTunes

In 2016, there were an estimated 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States -- a 45 percent increase since 2007, according to The 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. This percentage increase exceeded the national average of business growth during the same time frame by five times. It also illustrated what we already know: Women entrepreneurs are having a tremendous impact on the small-business landscape nationwide.