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RAYNE IX, an executive business consultancy recently concluded its online survey, designed to explore and further define the perspectives, goals, challenges, and needs of women small business owners.

CEO and Founder of RAYNE IX, Kiley Peters, said “Hundreds of women weighed in to share their most pressing needs as small business owners who are navigating the balance of pursuing their business goals within their respective industries, regions, networks, etc. This constituency will continue to grow — women started 49% of new businesses in the US in 2021, up from 28% in 2019, according to a new study from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gap Report

The results of the research will be publicly available by RAYNE IX later this Fall. To be the first to receive the results, please email:

This survey is being administered in partnership with an independent research organization, Audience Audit, Inc.


RAYNE IX is an executive consultancy helping women small business owners build the lives they want. We do this by defining success for the owner, aligning their business strategy, designing a tactical roadmap, and optimizing operations.

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