By: Kathryn Rudloff

As we start a pandemic-impacted school year, my thoughts are with the thousands of moms who work or run a business from home. While there is no doubt that COVID-19 is affecting every person, it is hitting entrepreneurial moms with a double whammy.

There are about 13 million companies owned by women in the United States, according to the National Women’s Business Council’s 2019 annual report. However, only 1.1 million are employer firms, meaning the vast majority of women-owned businesses in America are sole proprietorships, or one-person companies.