At Mindful Kreative, we’re all about women empowerment and support, which is why we are thrilled to celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month all October long. All of us at MK are extremely proud to work for a women-owned small business and commend all women entrepreneurs for kicking butt and making an impact!
Looking back 50 years ago, women owners only represented 4% of all businesses. Some states even required a woman’s male relative to cosign business loans – until 1988 – when the Women’s Business Ownership Act was passed by Congress. Thankfully, this act eliminated such laws and created support programs that helped women rise above the many obstacles of the business world.
Fast forward to today, where the United States now has nearly 13 million women-owned businesses! The 2019 State of Woman-Owned Businesses Report found that women are starting businesses at a rate double the national average. A survey done by Guidant Financial also shows that 31% of all small business or franchise owners in 2021 are women, which is up by 4% from 2020.
Although women-owned businesses are thriving, we still rely on support from people like you in our communities. Here are a few ways you can show your support for women-owned small businesses, including us here at Mindful Kreative:
- Interact with or promote women-owned businesses on social media
- Buy from small shops owned by women
- Leave a positive review online with details about your experience
- Share your network with them
- Donate or become an investor
Cheers to all the women-owned small businesses of the world – this month is for you, and we’re proud to be in your company!
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