More good news for Black female entrepreneurs

Posted: June 19, 2008 in Sistahs, success

Black Women Business Owners Gain Market

cbsnews.com

CBS) At age 40, Dawn Fitch is part of a fast growing movement in America – black women who are launching their own businesses.

“There is another choice beside corporate America,” said Fitch, president of Pooka Pure & Simple. “You can start your own business from something that you may love or a passion that you have.”

Between 2002 and 2008, the number of firms owned by African American women increased by 19 percent – twice as fast as all other firms, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. And they generated $29 billion in sales nationwide.

What’s driving these women into entrepreneurship? (more…)

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