A Bright Future for Women Business Owners!
In honor of Women’s History Month, MetroAction salutes women-owned businesses. 2002 census statistics show that there were nearly 6.5 million woman-owned businesses in 2002, with women owning 28 percent of all non-farm businesses. Providing 7.1 million jobs, there’s no doubt they are bolstering the economy!
Despite the great entrepreneurial strides women have made, a 2009 report developed under contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) indicated that women are still much less likely to become self-employed than men.
MetroAction knows that America’s entrepreneurial women are capable of creating opportunity and wealth in our communities that can carry our nation to economic recovery and beyond. We’re working to make that kind of success possible for women entrepreneurs in the nine counties we serve by providing counseling, training and small business financing.
We invite women entrepreneurs, at every business stage, to learn more by logging on to www.MetroAction.org or phoning (570) 341-0270.