The growth in the number (up 54 percent), employment (up 9 percent) and revenues (up 58 percent) of women-owned firms over the past 15 years exceeds the growth rates of all but the largest, publicly-traded firms. As of 2012, it is estimated that there are more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 7.7 million people, according to the second annual "State of Women-Owned Businesses Report," commissioned by American Express OPEN.
"NSBA had hoped that broad tax reform ”and not just those taxes focusing primarily on large, multinational companies ”would have been mentioned, given that the overwhelming majority of small business owners pay taxes at the individual income level."
"We re also pleased the president focused on the need for small businesses to compete on a level playing field with big business. To thrive, small businesses need an economy that works for everybody." -- John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority
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