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Author Sparks, Edith.

Title Capital intentions : female proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920 / Edith Sparks
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 329 pages) : illustrations, map
Series The Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, society, & the state
Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, society, & the state.
Contents Female proprietors and the businesses they started -- Why San Francisco women started businesses -- How women started businesses -- What it took to draw customers -- Women as financial managers -- When women went out of business
Summary Late nineteenth-century San Francisco was an ethnically diverse but male-dominated society bustling from a rowdy gold rush, recovery from the earthquake, and explosive economic growth. Within this booming marketplace, some women stepped beyond their roles as wives, caregivers, and homemakers to start businesses that combined family concerns with money-making activities. Edith Sparks traces the experiences of these women entrepreneurs, exploring who they were, why they started businesses, how they attracted customers and managed finances, and how they dealt with failure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index
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Subject Businesswomen -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Women-owned business enterprises -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006014320
ISBN 0807868205 (e-book)
1469602474 (electronic bk.)
9780807868201 (e-book)
9781469602479 (electronic bk.)