Earlier this year, Florida Trend reported:
Women are starting small businesses in Florida at a rate faster than the national average. The state has seen a 74% increase in the number of women-owned small businesses in the past 15 years, ranking Florida as the sixth fastest growing state for women-owned businesses.
Women-owned businesses have a tremendous impact nationally and right here in Northeast Florida, and JWBC has a powerful role in supporting our community’s female entrepreneurs.
- As of 2013, it is estimated that there are over 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating over $1.3 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 7.8 million people. Between 1997 and 2013, when the number of businesses in the United States increased by 41%, the number of women-owned firms increased by 59%.
- The State of Florida ranks 4th in the nation for the number of women owned businesses, and exceeds the national growth trend by 11% (59% nationally vs. 70% in Florida).
- According to Hoovers.com there are over 6,000 women-owned businesses in the Jacksonville MSA, 7% of which have annual revenue in excess of $1 million and employ nearly 34,000 people.
Since 2004, we’ve served women-owned enterprises in Northeast Florida who are contributing to these amazing achievements. In our first 10 years, we’ve helped women achieve their goals through business ownership. Our clients reach definable outcomes:
- Become Independent
- Create Jobs
- Build Wealth
- Give Back
- Lead with Influence
More than 8,200 Clients Served
Dana Stallings, Kilwins Chocolate, Fudge & Ice Cream, ATHENA Graduate
Over 400 Volunteers
Joanne Kazmierski, JAXPORT, Mentor
In Excess of 65 Individual Funders
“It’s important to us that we engage when we make a contribution; we don’t like to simply write a check. The fact that we got to provide mentors and interact with the business owners added a tremendous amount of value for us.”
John Hirabayashi, President/CEO, Community First Credit Union
Join us October 16, 2014. We can only celebrate our 10th Anniversary one-time and we’d love to celebrate it with you!
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