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Women in Business August Update

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Australian Labor Party – Small Business Policy.

Australian Liberal Party – Small Business Policy.

Australia's top small businesses want tax relief. A survey of 100 of Australia’s top small and medium businesses has nominated company tax cuts as the most important action the federal government could take to better demonstrate its support of the sector.

Queensland Business Recognized as Australian Business of the Year. Sunshine Coast cased entrepreneur Sandy Forster has taken out the top honour in the 2010 Australian Home-bases Business Awards where she was awarded Australian Business of the Year at a ceremony held in Melbourne, Austrlian over the weekend.

Women Feel Stereotyped by Wealth Managers. According to the study, 55% of respondents said wealth managers must improve how they approach the advisory needs of women. Discontent was highest among women with $1 million to $5 million in assets under management.

20 Best-Branded Women On Twitter. This list of "best-branded" women on Twitter comprises travel experts, political bloggers, former models, social media gurus to happiness experts and TV producers. Despite their disparate backgrounds, all have one primary thing in common: They utilize social media to help promote their brand as well as a larger cause and always "give back" to the Twitter community.

Why Women Rock in Business!  Lorrie Thomas, Web Marketing Lecturer ?n? practiced ?n women ?n? marketing, keynotes th? Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) THINK BIG! Event

How Women Use the Web [REPORT]. More women than men across the world visit social networking sites and spend 30% more time per month using them.

Women still struggling to break into family business: Report. A new study of Australia's family business sector has revealed women are still struggling to break into family-owned firms, with just 11% of family businesses owned by women and sons five times more likely to become CEO than daughters.

Are we entering The Age of Women?  For the past century women's progress has been cast as a struggle for equality with men. But what if equality isn't the end point? What if modern postindustrial society is simply better suited to women?

So what’s holding back so many women business owners?

Picture by Andrea Levy By SHARON G. HADARY, The Wall Street JournalPicture by Andrea Levy

The phenomenal growth of women-owned businesses has made headlines for three decades—women consistently have been launching new enterprises at twice the rate of men, and their growth rates of employment and revenue have outpaced the economy.

So, it is dismaying to see that, despite all this progress, on average, women-owned business are still small compared with businesses owned by men. And while the gap has narrowed, as of 2008—the latest year for which numbers are available—the average revenues of majority women-owned businesses were still only 27% of the average of majority men-owned businesses.

There are those who will say that these numbers substantiate what they always knew: Women just don’t have what it takes to start and run a substantial, growing business. But I don’t buy that: More than a quarter of a million women in the U.S. own and lead businesses with annual revenue topping $1 million—and many of these businesses are multimillion-dollar enterprises. Clearly, many women have the vision, capacity and perseverance to build thriving companies.

So what’s holding back so many women business owners?

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