Chances are good that you know at least one woman who runs a small business. She might run a retail shop, own a restaurant or be in charge of a thriving small company—or she may be a one-woman operation providing goods or services via her online or home-based business. Globally, women comprise about one-third of
Women are methodically, but surely, excelling at business. Evidence suggests that companies run by women could have as much as 13% higher revenues than those run by men. The phenomenon has implications on a national scale: There are now more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of
When it comes to investing, it seems as if men traditionally have run the show. When men worked and more women stayed home to take care of the family, it was the husband’s salary that went into savings, his pension and/or his 401(k), and his Social Security benefits that they would largely rely on someday.
There are encouraging signs for women looking to start a small business. Take the results from American Express’ OPEN Forum 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Among the results: Businesses owned by women increased by 42 percent from 2007 to 2016. Women started 1,072 new businesses a day in that time span. There are more
A few summers ago, I accompanied a group of teenage girls on a field trip to a brokerage firm, where they were scheduled to learn about investing. The session covered the usual ground of explaining stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But what made it stand out was that all the sessions were taught by female
After you put in your regular 40 plus hours of work, there’s still many more hours of work to go. You pick up the kids, race to practices, make dinner, help with homework, and the list goes on. So, for all of the super hero mommies out there, we’ve created a quick list of ways