The future of small business growth has a feminine face, according to an online 2010 article, Women Business Owners to Lead the Nation in Job Creation at Small Biz Trends. These findings came from The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute which “shows that by 2018 women entrepreneurs will be responsible for creating between 5 million and 5.5 million new jobs nationwide.” Numerous factors are contributing to the trend, including higher college graduation rates among women and self-fianancing versus a reliance on banks.
Owner, Ruffles, Ribbons and Bows
Michelle Dowell, the charismatic 31-year-old founder of the recently launched Ruffles, Ribbons & Bows, is well on her way to joining those millions of other women; pulling the nation’s economy along, one stylish accesory at a time. This conversation with her is one in a series with women on the move, making change happen whether through entreprenuership or excelling in their chosen field.
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