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Women Entrepreneurs Thrive in the Midst of Challenges (Infographic)

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Do women make better entrepreneurs than men? Not trying to stir gender issues, but I would like to take this opportunity to salute women entrepreneurs. Despite all the inherited limitations the business world gives them, women entrepreneurs thrive in today’s business world.

An interesting article by Huffington Post – along with a fascinating infographic presented by Amex – shows that while women’s role in the business world is increasing along time – now owning 29 percent of businesses in the US, according to a report by American Express, their businesses only contribute 4 percent of total US business revenue.

Part of the reason, according to the Huffington Post article, is due to the difficulty in securing considerable amount of venture capital. According to Kauffman Foundation, women entrepreneurs receive 80 percent less capital than men.

Check out this infographic released by AMEX, showing the challenges women entrepreneurs must face and opportunities they must capitalise on:

women business infographic

Takeaway

Indeed, there are big challenges ahead that each and every women entrepreneur must overcome in order to be achieve greater success. Regardless of the real problem in difficulties in obtaining capital, entrepreneurs – by nature – must be able to raise capital from other sources, as well as solving other problems.

On the positive side, those challenges will eventually make women entrepreneurs stronger – and more creative in solving business issues.

So, be sure to share the infographic above in your blog, social media account – anywhere (just like what I did) and be proud that you, budding women entrepreneurs, play an important role in US – and global – economic growth.

Ivan Widjaya
Women entrepreneurs rock!

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Ivan Widjaya
Ivan Widjaya 1978 posts

Ivan Widjaya is the Owner/Editor of Noobpreneur.com, as well as several other blogs. He is a business blogger, web publisher and content marketer for SMEs.

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  • Amanda,

    Thanks for sharing the book with us!

  • Jessica

    Well I think men are better, though women are not behind them but there are certain occasions where women lack confidence or decision making power but despite of all this I like the fact that 54% rise occur in women business owners in just 15 years.

  • Amanda Frank

    What a great article! I am a hopeful entrepreneur, meaning I’m a stay at home/work from home mom who has always wanted to start her own business, and this article is absolutely inspiring! I’m currently reading a really great book called “The Barefoot Executive” by Carrie Wilkerson (you can pick it up right at the author’s website, barefootexecutivebook.com)! It’s an amazing book and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to start their own business. Coupled with this article, I feel like I can achieve my dream of being an entrepreneur. Thank you so much for this great piece, it gave me the boost I needed!