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You have just got to read this report…
The National Business Women’s Business Council — 2012 Annual Report
Women Owned Business in the United States
10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008.
Three quarters of all women-owned businesses are majority owned by women (51% or more), for a total of 7.2 million firms, employing 7.3 million people, and generating $1.1 trillion in sales.
Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 40% of all privately held firms.
Businesses Owned by Women of Color
1.9 million firms are majority-owned (51% or more) by women of color in the U.S.
These firms employ 1.2 million people and generate $165 billion in revenues annually.
Between 2002 and 2008, these firms grew faster than all privately held firms.
Million Dollar Businesses
One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned.
3% of all women-owned firms have revenues of $1 million or more compared with 6% of men-owned firms.
For statistics from the NWBC 2012 Annual Report click here.
Statistics from the Center for Women’s Business Research, 2006. Census information from 2002. Visit http://www.womensbusinessresearch.org for more information on women owned businesses in the United States.
As of 2011, it’s estimated that there are more than 8.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., accounting for 29 percent of all enterprises, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing close to 7.7 million people.
Between 1997 and 2011, the number of women-owned firms increased by 50 percent, a rate one and a half times the national average. The number of firms owned by men, which represent 51 percent of all U.S. firms, grew by only 25 percent during that time, and employment in such firms has declined by nearly 5 percent since 1997.
The employment and sales growth of women-owned businesses between 1997 and 2011 (8 percent and 53 percent, respectively) lags behind the national average (17 percent and 71 percent, respectively), and women-owned firms employ only 6 percent of the country’s work force and contribute slightly less than 4 percent of business revenue.
Over the past 14 years, in terms of revenue and employment, the share of women-owned firms at the highest levels of business accomplishment remains mostly unchanged: In 1997, 2.5 percent of women-owned businesses had 10 or more employees and 1.8 percent had $1 million or more in revenue; in 2011, 1.9 percent had 10 or more employees and 1.8 percent had $1 million or more in revenue.
Since 2002, the fastest growth in the number of women-owned firms has been in education services (up 54 percent), administrative and waste services (47 percent) and construction (41 percent).
The industries with the highest concentration of women-owned businesses are health care and social assistance (52 percent); educational services (46 percent); other services, including personal-care services such as beauty salons, pet-sitting, dry cleaners and automobile repair (41 percent); and administration and waste services (37 percent).
The industries with the lowest concentration are construction (a fast-growing industry for women as noted above, but where just 8 percent of firms are women-owned) and finance and insurance (20 percent).
Prepare for 2013 with InspirRadio on Saturday, December 29th 2013
People will have you live their limited version of your life if you let them. Make your own choices in 2013. Others do not always know what they think they know about what you “should” do. Most people you ask have never even tried what you ask them about. They lack the courage to do so but you do not. So stop getting directions from people that do not even drive on the road you are taking. Check out InspirRadio on Saturday at 9:30 AM EST to Prepare to Realize & Manifest Your Destiny in 2013. www.blogtalkradio.com/inspirradio
Today…stop praying for just enough…pray for more than enough so that you can bless others. I am learning that we need to make larger requests in prayer rather than just enough to meet our needs. For example, don’t just focus on praying for a house just for you. Pray for houses & lands so that you can bless others as you are being blessed. Hey to stay inspired…Check out InspirRadio show archives — http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inspirradio. Remember we have the mind of Christ. So let’s think differently & be the solution that the world is waiting to see manifest especially in these troubled times. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Be what you desire now…
Today, stop wait for something to happen to act, live or be what you always envisioned. If you want to be an author, start writing now. If you want to start a business, pick a name. If you want to be a millionaire, invest the first dollar…
What are you waiting for?
Begin where you are now. Stop waiting for just the right moment or the best circumstances.
Often our own perfectionism, spoils the day. We keep waiting for everything to be in place. We frustrate ourselves by just spiraling around and around never accomplishing our heart’s desire. We allow others to talk us out of our dreams or to shame us for even having them. Remember that Joseph’s brothers also thought he was just a silly dreamer until they were standing before him in Egypt needing provisions from his hand.
So, go on and live your dream now! The future is not promised to anyone. What if your tomorrow never comes? I heard a great sermon at a funeral about “Almost”. The preacher elaborated on how your obituary could read “She almost finished college….she almost started a business.”
There is no guarantee that there is going to be a perfect moment or future where everything just lines up and stays in place. So create the right moment with your actions right now, day by day, moment by moment, no matter how seemingly small. You are waiting for your future but your future is waiting for you to create it now.
Be “IT” Now