There were 6.2 million women owned businesses in 2002 (the most recent statistics available). This number was up 20% from 1997.
Minority Entrepreneurs Minorities owned roughly 18% of U.S. businesses in 2002. This number was up 10% from
Although statistics are not kept on senior entrepreneurs, there is strong evidence that the number of older people choosing entrepreneurial careers is rapidly increasing.
Interest among young people in entrepreneurial careers is growing. According to a Gallop study, 7 out of 10 high school students want to start their own business. Over 2,000 two-year and four-year colleges and universities offer entrepreneurship courses.