Monday, December 20, 2010

Women-Owned Businesses: Census Bureau Update

Forbes has an article by Caroline Howard entitled "Women-Owned Businesses: Numbers Climb, Revenue Lacking" which is very interesting. It summarizes a recently released report entitled Survey of Business Owners: Women-Owned Businesses: 2007.

 Here are a few highlights but click on the title above and read the whole thing for yourself.

There are more women-owned businesses in the U.S. than businesses owned by men but the women's are generating less revenue.  States with the largest pool of women-owned companies were California, Texas and New York. Maryland was top as the state with the highest percentage of businesses with a female owner.   Oklahoma falls in the 24.8% to 28.7% of all businesses are women-owned. The national Average is 28.7% Women control the majority (52%) of all businesses in the health care and social assistance sector.

Here is the Census Bureau's Dec 7, 2010 press release on their recent survey.


  1. Oklahoma, and Shawnee, need more Women owned businesses. As a small business owner myself, I value the creativity and moral values Women businesses offer Oklahoma. That is dying out in small business (creativity & values) throughout Oklahoma.

  2. I totally agree. We need to be planting the idea with our daughters and young friends that running your own business is a way women can have more autonomy - ie more flexibility when it comes time to raise a family - and opportunity to be creative and be in control. :-)