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A League Of Their Own

Are you a woman looking to start a business of your own? Check out these funding sources.

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This story appears in the October 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

The number of women-owned businesses in the United States topped 9.1 million in 1999, accounting for 38 percent of all U.S. firms. Nevertheless, millions of women have reportedly unique financial needs, interests and pressures. "When a woman finds herself in transition-inheriting or taking control of substantial assets; advancing swiftly in a career with stock options and partnership interests; or leaving, starting, turning around or selling a company-she often does not have anyone she can trust or consult for coordinated, independent, knowledgeable advice," observes Judith K. Fehlig, president of Fehlig Advisors in New York City.

To answer that perceived need, a number of women-oriented financial organizations have cropped up recently, many of them online, making it easier for busy women entrepreneurs to get the help they need. We've found a couple that are worth a look:

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