Report: Georgia women lead U.S. in business ownership (WABE 90.1 FM)


Raising money can be a challenge, according to KSU expert

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 29, 2018) — A website for small business owners recently used census data to rank Georgia No. 1 in the United States for women-owned businesses.

But a key challenge for women in Georgia is raising money.

“Women still rank lower than men as far as raising capital,” said Christopher Hanks, who leads Kennesaw State University’s entrepreneurship center.

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