According to the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, women-owned businesses are driving economic growth in the United States. They represent 42% of all businesses — nearly 13 million — employing 9.4 million workers and generating revenue of $1.9 trillion.
Clearly, thriving companies improve owners’ financial positions and boost employees’ incomes. Launching more companies to solve business and consumer pain points makes the United States more competitive. However, the hyper-focus on the small number of women raising equity capital to scale mega companies misses the opportunity to support women on the road to growing million-dollar-plus businesses without angel and venture investment. Representing more than two-thirds of women-owned businesses’ employment and revenue, these companies make an outsized contribution to the economy. Focusing on women a few rungs down the revenue ladder could accelerate this trend.*
*source: American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, 2019
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