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Women small-business owners, like their male counterparts, are entering the new year with renewed determination to see their market expand, their work force improve, their profit margin grow.
They're also struggling with issues like finding affordable health-care plans, getting access to capital and meeting higher real estate costs.
But, unlike most of their male colleagues, businesswomen seem more determined than ever to avoid sacrificing their personal lives for the big bucks.
Perhaps the days of "super mom" don't seem so super anymore. While professional women are far from flinging in the towel, more of their ranks apparently are backing off the endless work days in favor of some well-deserved time off.
Balancing work and personal life "is a constant struggle," said Majken Johnson, owner of Johnson & Associates …