The 1994 Survey of Women-Owned Businesses provides information on women-owned employer firms in 1994 for all nonfarm business sectors. Basic types of data relate to business formation, expansion plans, and credit experience. The survey also provides statistics for comparison to male-owned and equally-owned businesses. Characteristic information and respondent profiles are available for major business sectors, geographic regions and limited size characteristics.
The survey was cosponsored by the Departments of Labor, Defense, Commerce, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Members of the Office of Women's Business Ownership of the Small Business Administration, the National Women's Business Council, and the Office of Business Liaison in the Department of Commerce were responsible for the survey content and the Bureau of the Census for the sample design, methodology, data collection, review, tabulation and analysis of the results. The survey includes all types of business formations such as sole proprietors, partnerships and all types of incorporated businesses, but excludes firms with no employees.