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This story appears in the November 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Recently one of our competitors ran a column that was baffling, anachronistic, contradictory and patronizing to all entrepreneurs.

The column posed the question "Do men and women do entrepreneurship differently?" Hardly an original question, but to be honest, we've asked it, too. In fact, a decade ago when women entrepreneurs were considered first an aberration, then a phenomenon, many struggled to come up with definitions and explanations. But if I've learned anything in the ensuing years, it's that all business owners tend to define themselves first as entrepreneurs and consider their gender secondary to their business pursuits.

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