It’s been a positive trend in the lower middle market for quite some time now, but women are taking over the startup world with great ideas and a new outlook on small business. Startups founded and co-founded by women are consistently found to perform better over time relative to startups founded by men only, yet for some time now, women have seemed discouraged from doing so. In Europe, only 5% of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women, and the US doesn’t do much better. What was once seen as a boy’s club seems more inclusive now thanks to some trailblazing women rewriting the assumptions of who can run a small business.
Businesses started by women in the tech industry are passing male only businesses by a huge margin. Women owned or co-owned businesses generate 10% more in cumulative revenue over long term periods, often by 6 figures or more. Plus, for every dollar of funding, female-founded startups generate 78 cents, while male-founded startups generated just 31 cents. This trend has been picked up by fundraisers and investors, and more than ever, money is being made available for women looking to take over the lower middle market. Like other social minority groups, women run businesses tend to be more innovative and perform better financially. What was once imagined to be a board room full of men in suits is now a diverse place where ideas and visions dictate success, not gender or race.
Importantly, women who start their own businesses do so to make a difference. More than half of the women who start their own business believe that making an impact is the most important part of running a business. This has huge implications for the lower middle market and continue the trend of a growing industry if utilized. The goal in the end is to allow for great ideas to turn into great businesses, and if the ideas are there, nothing should hold you back.
Matching business owners to investors is something SA Capital Partners knows well. In fact, their team has been mastering the lower middle market for years now, and as more and more men and women look to start businesses in the lower middle market, SA Capital Partners can provide connections to investors to get the ball rolling on what could be the next great innovation or idea. Contact SA Capital Partners today for a consultation on how their services could be your big leap forward.
About SA Capital Partners:
SA Capital Partners is an innovative financial services firm that specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory and capital raising for lower middle market businesses. We aspire to give all the tools necessary to complete any transaction. SA Capital Partner’s financial services industry specialists provide comprehensive, integrated solutions to banking transactions. Our breadth of services and industry knowledge allow us to understand each client’s unique business needs. Our goal is to make all financial services available to every small business.