A study of Women and Men business owner credit profiles
In this study Experian analyzed the state of Women Owned Businesses from a credit
perspective, taking a sample of business credit data, blending it with personal credit
data, and performing analysis to see what differences existed between male and female
business owner credit profiles. The results are detailed in two Infographics which
can be downloaded from the sidebar.
The top industries which women own and operate businesses are:
The top industries which men own and operate businesses are:
Motion Picture Distribution
A high percentage of small businesses are home-based businesses with 48.3 percent
of women business owners running home-based business compared to 44.8 percent of men.
Women owned businesses tend to generate lower revenues with 14.5 percent of women
owned businesses generating sales in excess of $500,000 compared to 24 percent of
men owned businesses.
Credit Risk Scores
The average business credit score for businesses owned by women was 34 and the
women’s consumer credit score was 689. The average business credit score for
businesses owned by men was 35 and the consumer credit score was 699.
Watch our video with Peter Bolin, Director of Consulting and Analytics in which
he talks about more key findings in the study.
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