By Patricia Martinez, Expedition PR
What is the best country for a woman entrepreneur in Latin America? According to the Women’s Entrepreneurial VentureScope (WEVentureScope), a new index released by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the best place to start and grow a woman-owned business is Chile, followed by Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay.
The WEVentureScope examines and scores 20 countries in the five areas that most affect women’s’ entrepreneurship: business operating risks, entrepreneurial business environment, access to finance, education and capacity building and social services available, among other factors.
“Latin American women are among the most entrepreneurial on the globe, but are still greatly underrepresented as owners of SMEs,” said MIF General Manager Nancy Lee, to explain the WEVentureScope 2013 publication objectives.
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