Women entrepreneurs have emerged in a field that has previously been dominated by men. Female entrepreneurs have entered this field and have proven that they are here to stay. Men must face the fact that women entrepreneurs can achieve success just like they can. The phenomenon of woman working successfully is not known in any other country as it is in the United States. In 2005 an article that was written by E. R. Pages, "The changing demography of entrepreneurship" found in Local Economy stated, women are starting businesses faster in the United States than in any other country. According to the 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States Census Bureau, approximately 3 million businesses begin every year and women own 1,600,489 of them. It was also stated by E. R. Pages in 2005 that starting a business is a complicated phenomenon. One of the first steps to starting a business is to define entrepreneurship. Several definitions have been discussed, and these are largely dependent upon the orientation of the researcher and the phase of the entrepreneurship under study. This qualitative study focuses on women as home-based entrepreneurs.
|Adviser||Rhonda F. Waters|
|Subjects||Women's studies; Management|
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