With just days until the midterm elections, you can definitely count on one demographic group to show up at the polls: women small business owners. By an overwhelming margin — 86 percent — women entrepreneurs intend to go to the polls to cast their ballots across this nation. And who will win their support? They plan to vote for candidates who have a pro-business agenda that supports policies to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
In our first-ever women’s entrepreneurship survey, we polled our membership — a growing number of women running their own small businesses — about the opportunities and challenges they face when it comes to small business ownership. An explosive demographic in the small business community, we wanted to know how they started their businesses, the roadblocks they face and the reasons why they stick with self-employment.