Black Women Start More Businesses Than White Men

In the United States, an astounding 17% of Black women are in the process of starting or running new businesses.
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In the United States, an astounding 17% of Black women are in the process of starting or running new businesses.

That’s compared to just 10% of white women, and 15% of white men.

Yet despite this early lead, only 3% of Black women are running mature businesses. To understand why this steep drop off occurs, and how to combat it, we analyzed data from interviews with more than 12,000 people, nearly 1,700 of whom identified as entrepreneurs and nearly 1,200 of whom own established businesses.

The research was part of our work with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, an annual comprehensive survey of entrepreneurship rates and attributes, conducted in more than 120 economies since 1999.

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