<a href='https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/Womens-Business-Ownership-in-the-US.pdf'><img alt='Industry Distribution ' src='https://public.tableau.com/static/images/In/IndustryDistributionbyGender/IndustryDistribution/1_rss.png' style='border: none' /></a>
A new issue brief from the SBA Office of Advocacy shows the major economic contribution of women-owned businesses, in spite of their average smaller size when compared to male-owned firms. The report, "Women's Business Ownership: Data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners," uses the most recent Census Bureau data to create a highly detailed portrait of this group, including their role in minority business communities.
The report's findings include the following:
Advocacy's new research takes a closer look at important factors regarding the longstanding differences between male- and women-owned firms' sales and employment. Among other items, the report evaluates the industry distribution and business characteristics, like age and financing, of women-owned businesses. Featuring interactive charts, users can now easily understand the gender composition and performance of women-owned businesses in hundreds of industries.