Study: Alabama ranks seventh for women-owned businesses

April 1, 2011

It’s a great day to be a woman in Birmingham, Alabama. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Alabama now ranks seventh in the nation for growth of women-owned businesses between 1997 and 2011, based on a new report.

The number of women-owned firms in Alabama grew by nearly 66 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to the American Express Open State of Women-Owned Business Report, growing from 69,500 in 1997 to 115,200 in 2011. Employment at women-owned businesses grew more than 3 percent.

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Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Influence your employees choices and assist them in reaching their goals
  • Stop managing and start leading
  • Lead by example
  • Create a vision, a common ground
  • Develop strategies that make things happen
  • Take intelligent risks
  • Influence people to follow you
  • Gain cooperation at every level
  • Lead a winning team, department or organization
  • Empower others to deliver results
  • Recognize individual and team success
  • Define performance standard and hold people accountable
  • Master the eight-step planning process

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