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ocmetro logoJuly 25, 2002
"Making Their Mark: Why.. Rubina Chuadhary [President of MARRS Services Inc].. and other minority women are today's fastest-growing group of business owners."
By Steve Smith, OC Metro : Cover Story, July 25th, 2002

"Rubina Chaudhary's humble beginning resulted in MARRS Services, a firm that provides management, engineering, and training services in the public works and environmental fields."

"With guidance and inspiration.. [Rubina] Chaudhary started MARRS Services and has never looked back."

"Women in Business, 2001, was a national study conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that revealed that women business owners have developed into a powerful economic resource. According to the report:

• Women-owned businesses generated $819 billion in revenue.
• Women-owned businesses employed more than 7 million workers.
• Women-owned businesses had nearly $150 billion in payroll.
• Women-owned businesses represented about one-quarter of all non-farm businesses and almost one-third of all sole-proprietorships.
• Women's share of total self-employment increased from 22 percent in 1976 to 38 percent in 2000.
• In 1999, only 12 percent of self-employed women were minorities."

The full story can be found on the OC Metro website.

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