The dichotomy between "real" entrepreneurs [who are supposed to run fast-growing, visible, capital-rich businesses] and "lifestyle" or "lipstick" entrepreneurs [who run slow-growing, smaller, longer-lasting businesses] is a mind-set that punishes all business owners, Adelaide Lancaster writes. Men should have more freedom to experiment with different business models, while women, whose businesses tend to fall into the latter category, should be seen as legitimate entrepreneurs and have more access to traditional and nontraditional types of funding.

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