Women-owned firms have long suffered the stereotype of being small, boutique-type businesses and solo enterprises. But that's changing, according to figures from the National Foundation for Women Business Owners. Not only do women own 9.1 million firms in the United States and generate $3.6 trillion in annual sales, but they also employ 27.5 million people. That's a 320 percent jump in employment since 1987.
Cybergrrl Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hero Nutritional Products, www.yummibears.com.
Nationals Foundation for Women Business Owners, (301)495-4957.
Rock Solid Products Inc., www.rocksolidproducts.com.
Veena & Co., (301)230-2324, email@example.com