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Women Business Owners of North Florida

If you are looking for women who own businesses in North Florida, check out this post for information and resources.

North Florida Women Business Owners

Disney recently revolutionized the princess stereotype with Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog. Princess Tiana was not entitled to or given her kingdom, but instead she worked for it.  Tiana was a chef and aspiring restaurateur.  After marrying her prince, returned home to New Orleans to open her very own restaurant.  It’s a great picture of a woman who worked hard for what she wanted.

As Emerald Coast Business Brokers help customers buy and sell businesses in the North Florida area, we have come to know many women business owners with work ethics similar to Tiana’s–working  diligently to create successful, longstanding businesses. If you’re a woman considering business ownership in North Florida, welcome!

Assistance for Aspiring North Florida Women Business Owners

The US Census Survey of Business Owners reports that in 2012, women owned 7.8 million nonfarm businesses in the United States.  That amounts to 28.7% of all nonfarm businesses.  We’re here to help women in North Florida grow that statistic by assisting the buying and selling of businesses and helping you connect with other female business leaders in the area.

If you are looking to join the ranks of other women business owners in the North Florida area, you could start your own business, or you can take the path of less risk (typically) and buy an existing business. What makes buying an existing business a good idea? You get the business along with the customer base, and inventory, and the processes are in place to help make the business successful.  Contact us to find out what businesses are for sale in the North Florida area. We’ll work to match you with a business that suits your interests and goals.

How to Find Other Woman Business Owners

Our area is fortunate to have an organization that works diligently to create opportunities for women in the business world by helping them become visible, opening up access to capital, and encouraging connections between women business owners.  This organization is Women Business Owners of North Florida.  You can join WBO here to become connected to mentors, attend events, and grow your business with the help of other local women business owners.

Members of WBO are not only successful business leaders, but also community leaders.  Successful members who currently serve as mentors include Kathryn Murphy from Fruit Cove who owns several Comfort Keepers franchises, Lauren Little who has owned Edible Arrangements for over 4 years, Pixie Larizza of Holistic Counseling Services, and Cynthia Montello from The Montello Agency.  The women business owners in North Florida cover the gamut of industries including healthcare, marketing and retail.

If you have questions about owning your own business in Florida, please reach out to us at Emerald Coast Business Brokers.  We’re ready to help you navigate the process of buying a business in North FLorida.


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