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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Can Boost Startup Activity

The word “startup” may make you think of a bunch of young tech gurus developing software in a Silicon Valley garage, but startups today take many forms, and more and more of them are being founded by women. In fact, women are starting businesses at double the rate of their male counterparts.
The Kauffman Foundation recently issued its annual report of startup activity, a comprehensive survey of new business creation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. Kauffman’s data showed that despite a short-term upward trend, startup activity in the U.S. continues to fall below the levels seen in the 1980s. But before you go digging around for your old shoulder pads and leg warmers, there are easier ways to usher in a new golden age of startup activity.
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