More women are choosing entrepreneurship

7 Dec

More women have launched their own businesses in the last 12 months than in the previous year, according to figures from online business insurance broker Simply Business.

The company analysed its data on 117,000 start-up business quotes, and revealed that there is a 12% increase in female-run startups, and women account for 37% of all start-up businesses, up from 33% last year.

Creative and service-driven businesses – including cleaners, beauticians and hairdressers – are are the most popular choices, followed by pet minders, cake makers, market traders, caterers, teachers, accountants and financial advisers and lawyers. Complementary therapy has grown 16% year on year, education consultants by 61% and nursing businesses by 46%.

Jason Stockwood, chief executive of Simply Business, said: “With unemployment at its highest for 23 years, it is encouraging to see that more and more women are embracing the opportunity to set up on their own.”


One Response to “More women are choosing entrepreneurship”

  1. Shelley Ellis 26/12/2011 at 6:10 pm #

    So true, women have generally be known to hold down the fort at home, and now with more women entering into their own businesses, men have had to step up and lend a hand on the home front. Many, just want to come home and relax after a long days work. As a woman and entrepeneur, it is a difficult task to juggle both. Shelley Ellis

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