The Upward Swing of Women’s Entrepreneurship

The Upward Swing of Women’s Entrepreneurship

The Upward Swing of Women’s Entrepreneurship – There has been a tremendous upswing in the growth of women-owned businesses since around 2000.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor found that, in 2016, female entrepreneurial activity around the globe increased by 10 percent, and 163 million women were starting or running new businesses in 74 different countries for that year alone.

Additionally, the Kaufman Index reported that 230 out of every 100,000 women became entrepreneurs each month during 2017. While the number of women entrepreneurs is on the rise, experts have differing views on what is driving this rapid growth. Read More

The Influence Of Female Entrepreneurs On Business

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The Influence Of Female Entrepreneurs On Business – There is a new vision of enterprise that can be found in women’s culture. “Women’s household duties,” says Elisabeth Fenez, French expert for the European Commission for Economic Studies (ECES), “including child-rearing and the financial practical side of housekeeping, have taught them to use their initiative under what are often difficult circumstances, in other words, to be enterprising and innovative.”

The history of women’s social role has always been full of constraints, but it could now be translated into opportunities—which is precisely what many women are doing. Read More

Female Entrepreneurs Respond To Economic Changes

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Female Entrepreneurs Respond To Economic Changes – With capital, labor, and goods moving much more rapidly across national boundaries, with the speed of technological change revolutionizing production and information systems, women around the world are operating as economic actors in a distinctly changed environment.

To repeat, in most developed countries, traditional manufacturing is making way for new industries and new services. At the same time, the social and environmental implications of industrial development are convincing most people to reject the notion of “growth at any price.” Read More

Women Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

Women Entrepreneurs In The Developing World

Women Entrepreneurs In The Developing World – Throughout the world, woman-owned firms typically constitute between one-fourth and one-third of the business population. While women entrepreneurs in both developing countries and developed countries share many characteristics, many more women in the developing world remain illiterate—although not lacking in intelligence, experience, and wisdom—and live in poor rural communities.

Nonetheless, women have always actively participated in their local economies. In Africa, for example, women produce 80 percent of the food. In Asia, they produce 60 percent and in Latin America 40 percent. In many cases, women not only produce food but market it as well, giving them a well-developed knowledge of local markets and customers. Read More

Women Entrepreneurs In The Industrialized World

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Women Entrepreneurs In The Industrialized World – Female entrepreneurs play a vital role in creating wealth and jobs. In the face of global competition, large manufacturers in the industrialized world are constantly “downsizing” by reorganizing and laying off workers.

The resulting uncertainties are of great political, social, and economic concern. In this unstable economic environment, entrepreneurial firms are creators of jobs.

Firms with fewer than twenty employees provide a quarter of all jobs. A growing number of these small, new companies are led by women. Read More

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs

Rise of Women Entrepreneurs

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs – Women everywhere are becoming entrepreneurs. In greater numbers than ever before, women are stepping away from traditional economic roles and venturing out to start to their own businesses.

In every field imaginable, even the most “masculine,” you don’t have to look hard to find female entrepreneurs who have overcome seemingly impossible odds to achieve success.

The profound structural changes taking place in the nations of the world are providing new opportunities for entrepreneurs—male and female alike. In the industrialized countries, manufacturing is in decline, but the rapidly growing service industries are burgeoning. Read More

Starting a Business for a Woman: How is the Fact?

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Starting a Business for a Woman: How is the Fact? – Across the globe, women are starting businesses in record numbers. In the United States, for example, women own 9.1 million firms, or 38 percent of all U.S. companies. From 1987 to 1999, the number of woman-owned firms in the United States increased by 103 percent; employment by female companies rose 320 percent; and, even more astounding, sales grew by 436 percent.

Female-owned businesses in the United States generate more than $3.6 trillion in annual sales, and female entrepreneurs employ more people than the entire Fortune 500. Read More