Deciding Whether Entrepreneurship is Right for You
From Tapping Your Inner Entrepreneur, by Diane Sears, in NAWBO's Entrepreneurship Trilogy
Why do women start businesses? What motivates anyone to dive into entrepreneurship with her heart and soul? How do you know whether business ownership is right for you?
The answers to these questions are as varied as the 10.6 million privately held businesses in the United States that are at least 50 percent woman-owned. These businesses generate $2.5 trillion in sales and employ 19.1 million people, according to the Center for Women's Business Research in Washington, D.C., founded as the National Foundation for Women Business Owners. And each woman business owner has her own story.