Better Ways to Boost Women-Owned Businesses

The performance gap between women-owned businesses and their male counterparts is well-documented. Yet the Obama Administration would rather spout rhetoric about how it is helping female entrepreneurs than develop policies to address what its own research shows are the causes of the problem. At least that's what a recent Commerce Dept. report seems to indicate. Created as part of an effort to show how the Administration is helping women business owners, the 35-page report details the latest data on the gap and summarizes leading researchers' main explanations for it. An insert sent out with the report summarizing what the Administration has done to help women entrepreneurs, however, shows nothing that will actually help fix the problem.

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