But if you want to make a significant contribution to economic growth, innovation and productivity, those [women-owned] businesses must become capable of growth. It's quite clear that Europe needs more 'gazelles' – i.e. companies capable of significant growth – and the point we're making is that we need to encourage women to not only be self-employed but to break the barrier to employing one or two people, or to move further if they're already significant employers.Read the entire interview here.
In short, we should be pushing for them to have a growth aspiration at the earliest possible stage. They must have this initial strategic positioning.
Do you need to be pushed to grow your business? Do you think this is a trend indicative to the United States too?