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As ABC’s ‘Scandal’ ends, the bitter reality for women-owned businesses continues

Women business owners receive 45% less in finance from lenders than men“Scandal” star and actress Kerry Washington and co-executive producer Judy Smith. After seven seasons, ABC’s (DIS) hit TV series “Scandal” is airing its final episode Thursday night — and, with it, viewers can take one last look at the challenges that face women who own small businesses. The brainchild of Shonda Rhimes, “Scandal” followed the forays of Olivia Pope, the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based crisis management firm as portrayed by actress Kerry Washington.