women and minorities in business

Women take the lead in entrepreneurial activity

U.S. startup activity jumped 15 percent over the past two years, led by growth among women, millennials and minorities, according to a just-out report from the Kauffman Foundation, which has been tracking entrepreneurial activity for two decades. That translates to about 550,000 new companies per month, the fifth-highest rate ever recorded by the widely watched index. The country notched its lowest level of entrepreneurial activity just two years ago, the report said. “This is very encouraging,…