Women Entrepreneurs

Five years ago, Fran Greene was "female and facing 50, which is death in Corporate America," she recalls. So after 25 years with a big electronics-components supplier, Greene struck out on her own and started Sun State Electronics, a Winter Springs (Fla.) distribution company that sells high-tech gear to the aerospace and defense industries. Today, it's a $2.5 million business that employs 10 people. At 52, Greene, a former sales representative, has branched out into a second venture: Cakes Across America, which contracts with bakeries nationwide to deliver cakes for all occasions.

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