By Erika Bailey, State Director, West Virginia Small Business Development Center
October is National Women’s Small Business Month.
Did you know? Women own 11.3 million businesses in the United States, and the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. grew five times faster than the national average.
Women rank among the small business owners who power West Virginia’s economy. The share of women-owned businesses in the Mountain State bumped up from 28,000 in 2007 to 38,000 in 2012, the most current government figures available.