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*NEW* Fact Sheet on Small Business Ownership by Age

Men and women of all ages are starting businesses at record levels. Check out the latest numbers and characteristics for age of business owner in our analysis of data from the Survey of Business Owners via the United States Census. 

*NEW* Fact Sheet on Women-owned Businesses

Check out the latest numbers and characteristics in our analysis of data from the Survey of Business Owners via the United States Census. 

*NEW* Fact Sheet: Asian-American Women-owned Businesses

There are 749,197 Asian American women-owned businesses in the United States. Learn more about this important subset of the entrepreneurship community. 
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*NEW* Fact Sheet: Black Women-owned Businesses

There are 1,521,494 Black women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 66.9% from 2007. Learn more about this important segment of the business owner community.
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*NEW* Fact Sheet: Hispanic Women-owned Businesses

There are 1,469,991 Hispanic women-owned businesses in the United States. Learn more about this fast growing segment of the entrepreneurship economy. 

*NEW* Fact Sheet: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Women-owned Businesses

There are 24,982 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander women-owned businesses in the United States. Learn more about this important segment of the business owner community.

*NEW* Fact Sheet: American Indian and Alaskan Native Women-owned Businesses

There are 131,064 American Indian and Alaskan Native women-owned businesses in the United States.  Learn more about this important subset of the entrepreneurship community. 

*NEW* Fact Sheet: White Women-owned Businesses

There are 6,091,716 White women-owned businesses in the United States. That’s an increase of 526,101 businesses, or 9.5%, from 2007. Download our fact sheet to learn more about this segment of the women business owner community.

*NEW* Fact Sheet: Veteran Women-owned Businesses

There are 383,302 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 296.0% from 2007. Learn more about this important segment of the business owner community. 

*NEW* Fact Sheet: Gender differences in US businesses

Learn more about women-owned, equally-owned and men-owned business performance and if your state makes the list for most women-owned businesses! 

*NEW* Fact Sheet: Industry Differences by Gender

Learn more about industry concentration of women-owned, equally-owned and men-owned businesses, and their growth since 2007.

Women-Owned Business by State: 2012 U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners

Check out our analysis of data from the 2012 U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.   See how your state compares to others in regards to women-owned businesses!

Access to Capital

Lack of access to capital continues to be a barrier for women-owned businesses. On average, women start their business with half as much capital as men ($75,000 vs. $135,000). Women-owned and men-owned high growth potential firms experience larger disparities in capital at...

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity = Corporations use supplier diversity programs to strengthen their supply chains by cultivating the marketplace of women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and LGBT-owned vendors. These programs originated as government initiatives to foster the use of...

Why Invest in Women?

Women-owned firms are a vital component of the economy.  As of 2012, the United States had approximately 9 million privately-held women-owned firms. Firms owned by women are responsible for approximately $1.4 trillion in sales. 11.7% of these firms have employees other...