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A New Gap

Gender gap this, gender gap that--what about the gap between older and younger business owners?

This story appears in the July 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Is there a generation gap among woman entrepreneurs? This question jumped out at me after my interview with one Gen X woman and one older woman for a point/counterpoint discussion on set-asides for the May "Women" column.

I set out to find information comparing female entrepreneurs of different ages. Surprisingly, no such data existed. So I decided to conduct an informal survey of my own, targeting women 18 and older who own a business.

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