WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- There may be strength in numbers, but that doesn't seem to hold true when it comes to small businesses owned by women.A report this month from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce finds that while the number of women-owned businesses grew by 44% between 1997 and 2007, the overall share of revenue dropped from 4.4% in 1997 to 4% in 2007. Women owned more than 7.8 million businesses in 2007, or about 29% of the total in the U.S. The report counted only firms that are officially incorporated.
Women-Owned Businesses Lose Market Share
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