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Does Inferior Financing Hold Back Women-Owned Businesses?

Date Added: Apr 2010
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Much academic research shows that, on average, businesses owned by women perform worse than those owned by men. But that's just an observation. The really important question is why? One common explanation is differences in financing. Because female business owners can't access as much outside capital as male business owners - the argument goes - their businesses have inferior capital structures, which drag down their performance.