AN article on a Kansas City website has revealed that the rise of women’s entrepreneurship since the 1980’s has been extraordinary.
Research shows that in the late 1970’s women-owned businesses accounted for just 4.5 per cent of all businesses - but by 2008 the figure had risen to a massive 40 per cent and the trend still continues.
Now, nearly two out of three businesses are started by women.
The Centre for Women’s Business Research says that women possess skills and traits that are the key to successful entrepreneurship.
These key skills include communication, multi-tasking, building alliances and social relationships, collaboration and deliberative planning and action – all of which help to make a business successful.
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