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. Anonymous9:32 AM

    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. :-)