The Flash took favorable note of recent U.S. Census Bureau data showing that, although the growth rate of new businesses overall has stalled, the share of women-owned small businesses has climbed. Indeed, the number of women-owned businesses grew at a 27% clip between 2007 and 2012 – during which time the total number of U.S. businesses grew by only 2%. This is very encouraging in light of the challenges the startup community has faced in boosting the number of companies founded by women entrepreneurs.
Which begs the question: What’s the best city for female entrepreneurs? Chicago just edges out Boston for that honor, according to the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking. The report also cites another encouraging trend for female entrepreneurs, noting that the number of female founders for global startups has grown by 80% over the last three years.
- Women make strides in business ownership (Wall Street Journal)
- Best cities for female entrepreneurs (Boston Globe)
- Google's bombshell announcement includes an amazing Silicon Valley shoutout (Business Insider)
- Carbon 3D raises $100M to speed up 3d printing (Wall Street Journal)
- The fastest-growing private companies in the country (Inc)
- Bezos defends Amazon’s corporate culture (Entrepreneur)
- Twitter stock hits a rough patch (Bloomberg)