Women Business Owners Getting a Helping Hand from Key4Women
"Women business owners have shared that often the biggest problem they face is that empty chair when they're looking for advice," said
A soon-to-be released Key4Women survey finds optimism among women business owners is up compared to last year. In 2018, 67% of owners surveyed say they were highly optimistic they would achieve their business goals in the next twelve months. In 2019, that number rose to 71%. Also, among those surveyed, 9 out of 10 plan to grow or expand their business within the next two years.
Many women business leaders also believe within the next five years, the proportion of women-owned businesses will be on the rise.
- 54% of women believe the number of businesses owned by men and women will be similar
- 27% say men will continue to own more businesses than women
- 19% believe women will own more businesses
"We're being very specific and focused through this process. Each business owner who takes part in this mentorship program is assigned directly to a mentor meant specifically for their needs and the growth they want to see," said Smith. "These aren't just KeyBank representatives either. We're using all of our resources to bring in mentors who are already in the business community, entrepreneurs, or other types of community leaders." Key4Women's mentorship program is available to any women business owners who want the help and guidance. The program will run throughout the month of October and mentoring sessions will continue through the end of the year.
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