Black women businesss owners are on the rise and transforming the face of minority entrepreneurship. According to a recent study, as of 2008 49.9% of all African-American firms were owned by women. In that same study, firms owned by African-American women represented 9% of of all privately-held, majority owned women-owned firms in the U.S. These numbers don’t even account for current business owners and the vast amount of growth in the part-time entrepreneur sector for women. The bottom line is that Black women are making moves and I was fortunate enough to catch up with 11 busy entrepreneurs in order to share their stories.
Each of these women are unique and dynamic in their own way and have contributed viable resources to society as well as within their own communities. Some are fairly new to the game while others have been at it for quite some time. As you read their profiles you will see that their accomplishments serve as rich sources of inspiration for all women, a true testament that dreams and aspirations can be achieved through commitment, drive, and dedication. Also, please keep in mind that when you support black businesses you are contributing to the growth, strength, and wealth of a culture as well as the black community.
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