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10 things you can do to support women-owned businesses right now

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Women-owned businesses need our support. Now. You know that coffee shop you love and that funky little clothing store that always has amazing finds? Say goodbye: COVID is putting them out of business in record numbers. Over 100,000 businesses have closed their doors this year…and the majority are owned by women. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, the pandemic is disproportionately affecting female-owned small businesses because women are more likely to own establishments like restaurants, salons and retail shops, that depend on foot traffic.  Female-owned businesses have had to lay off staff in much higher numbers than those owned by men, with a gap in staff growth of 23%. And women have reduced access to capital, which makes staying afloat that much harder. They’re…

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