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Do women have a tougher time delegating tasks?

This story appears in the October 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A common challenge entrepreneurs face is letting go of tasks as the company grows. Do women business owners have more difficulty with delegating?

"Most entrepreneurs I know feel compelled to try to run every aspect of their businesses," says Rachel Weingarten, the thirtysomething president and co-founder of GTK Marketing Group in New York City, a full-service integrated marketing and promotions agency with nearly $2 million in revenues. "Women in the workplace, especially, hate to be perceived as incompetent or weak and try to overcompensate by doing it all on their own."

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