Whats the market for women entrepreneurs?
The market is good for their ideas. Census data show that the number of women-owned businesses and the revenue from them has increased faster than the number of all businesses combined.
Women-owned businesses are less likely to fail, too, experts say.
Finding money to back a woman-owned business, howevernow, that's a different ......Full article >>>
omen entrepreneurs can be steep: either they turn to more expensive funding sources, or slow down their plans.
Linda L. Darragh, director of entrepreneurship programs in the graduate school of business at the University of Chicago, once tracked two businesses making the same products. The owners were graduates of the same business school, but one was female and the other was male. The bu......Full article >>>
e eight represent over 200 angel investors.
Two new funds for women are in the works as well.
One, Women Angels of Milwaukee, headed by Milwaukee attorney Barbara Boxer, plans to invest only in women-owned businesses in Wisconsin and perhaps beyond. It is an "informal investment group of 19 women," Boxer said. Investors must be "qualified," meaning that they have an annual inco......Full article >>>
ld in Chicago, she made it as far as the third round of discussions, but lost on the fourth because she hadn't yet sold any software. Since then, she's made sales to two schools, so she hopes for better luck next time.