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Challenges and Opportunities for Growth and Sustainability (COGS) 2009: A focus on women entrepreneurs

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UK based research from 2009 on the current experiences and needs of women entrepreneurs. The report gives some indication of the issues and challenges currently facing women in business.

UK based research from 2009 on the current experiences and needs of women entrepreneurs:

The key findings are:

■Women’s business turnovers have been disproportionately affected to men’s: they fell by 48% compared to an average drop of 18.5% amongst all entrepreneurs in 2009.
■Women’s entrepreneurs are generally less confident about the macroeconomic climate than they were a year ago and they are more likely to be looking for finance than men.
■Yet despite the obvious challenges they face, women’s businesses are as productive as their male counterparts, create the same number of jobs and expect their turnover and the number of jobs they create to grow by the same amount as men.

The full report can be found here: COGS 2009: A Focus on Women Entrepreneurs

May, 18 2010 Comments Closed | Extending entrepreneurship, News

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