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Dorothy Perrin Moore

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 46: Women as Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

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Women as Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
Women as entrepreneurs and business owners

The word entrepreneur has a precise definition: It means an individual who founds a firm that creates new markets and customers. The term business owner has a wider reach: It includes those who take over an established operation or acquire majority control. Here the terms entrepreneur and business owner are used interchangeably. This chapter also follows the federal definition for a woman-owned business. In 1997, to state more accurately which businesses should be eligible for set-asides in government procurement and federally funded programming, ...

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