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NJ Women-Owned Businesses Show Unsurpassed Growth in 2018 and I’m Proud to be Part of It!

posted August 29, 2018


Since 2007, New Jersey has seen a 31 percent increase in the number of women-owned businesses and a 33% increase in revenue. I’m proud to be a woman business owner that has been part of this wave of growth here in NJ. As the President of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) I am thrilled to be leading this organization in this time of unsurpassed growth.

Women-owned businesses in New Jersey have earned $54.8 billion in revenue in 2018, already surpassing the 2017 total revenue by 3.7%, with four more months to go in 2018. American Express recently released the “The State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” putting perspective on this growing segment of the economy.

NJAWBO has been a driving force in the increasing success of women-owned businesses. Since 1978, it has helped women achieve their business visions by providing them with the tools to develop and grow their enterprises. Dubbed "New Jersey's Most Powerful Network" by Business News New Jersey, NJAWBO enables the success of women-owned businesses with networking, partnering, leadership, education and political advocacy.

But we have a lot of work to do. Overall, New Jersey ranks 41 out of 50 states in women-owned business job and revenue growth. Hence, NJAWBO remains an important catalyst for women business owners. We will continue to develop more confident, knowledgeable and business-savvy women, owning and running thriving, thoroughly accepted New Jersey businesses.

During my tenure as President, I look forward to keeping the momentum going.


Links to Holly's previous blogs:

July 25, 2018 - How the Personal Touch Helps Your Business

July 2, 2018 - Yes, It's a Big Role, and Here's Why I Stepped Up

April 25, 2018 - Taking Control of Your Company's Reputation

March 14, 2018 - Why Exactly Would Anyone Want to do Business With You?

February 26, 2018 - Oh No! I've Lost an Employee. Now What?

January 25, 2018 - How to Generate Effective Graphic Design

November 16, 2017 Avoid Delays and Additional Costs - What to Look For in Your Proof

September 13, 2017Before You Press the Print Button, Read This

July 19, 2017How to Make Direct Mail an Effective Part of Your Marketing Strategy

June 1, 2017 - Let Me Introduce You to Our "Big Boy"

March 24, 2017 - Challenges All Businesses Face and How to Overcome Them

February 1, 2017 - Leverage Technology to Grow Your Business

December 9, 2016 - "I Realized I Had to Make a Change"

September 23, 2016 - Yes, You Can Print That Email

August 1, 2016 - Top Do's and Don't's of Moving Your Business

May 25, 2016 - The Power of Giving Back

March 23, 2016 - What to Look For When Selecting a Printer

January, 25, 2016 - Marketing Made Easier with 5 "Fun"damentals of Marketing

December 2, 2015 - 10 Ways to Plan for 2016

September 30, 2015 - 9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Tradeshow Attendance

July 17, 2015 - How To Take Time Off From Your Business

May 15, 2015 - 10 Cost Saving Tips For Your Printing Jobs

May 8, 2015 - How Promotional Products Help Your Business

September 22, 2014 - How to Get More Out of Your Marketing Investment