Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses / Edition 1

Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses / Edition 1

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by Martha Shirk, Anna S. Wadia, Anna S. Wadia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813342236

ISBN-13: 9780813342238

Pub. Date: 03/17/2004

Publisher: Basic Books


Over the last five years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at twice the rate of all U.S. firms; in the next few years, the number is expected to surpass the six million mark. Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs tells the inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who have marshaled the creative energy, confidence, and capital necessary to start…  See more details below

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Over the last five years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at twice the rate of all U.S. firms; in the next few years, the number is expected to surpass the six million mark. Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs tells the inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who have marshaled the creative energy, confidence, and capital necessary to start their own small businesses. These women, who have used their entrepreneurial skills as a route out of poverty, give an American face to an economic empowerment tool that has enjoyed great success in developing countries. By becoming their own bosses, they not only provide for their children but also inspire them. Though each of their businesses is unique, all eleven of these women have discovered previously unknown strengths as they've struggled to overcome personal and bureaucratic obstacles. All received important assistance from nonprofit organizations supported by the Ms. Foundation for Women, the pioneer funding entity of microenterprise programs in the United States. Updated with a new epilogue.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813342238
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/17/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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