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    “Men show more positive perceptions about opportunities and their own capabilities, as well as lower fear of failure,” according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued in May by Babson College and Baruch College. While two out of three men are confident they can start businesses, less than half of women feel they have this capability, Elaine Pofeldt writes in Forbes.

    That confidence deficiency stifles many women’s entrepreneurial desires from the start. Pofeldt writes that only one in 13 women is looking at starting a business in the next five years. Among men, one in five has that intention.

    Read the complete article here to learn all the conclusions Pofeldt draws from the GEM Report. Then share your experiences and opinions. Do you have the confidence to start your own business? If you’ve already started a business, do you agree with the GEM report’s findings?

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