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More Women Starting Businesses

A recent poll by the National Association for the Self-Employed shows that more women are starting their own businesses.

Startups by women grew by double digits annually from 2000-2003. This represents a significant increase in growth since the 1990s. The number of women-owned startups out numbered men-owned startups by almost 2-to-1 in 2003.

Lifestyle appears to be driving more women to become entrepreneurs. Women want greater independence and balanced lives, including more time with family. Many are opting to set up shop at home. Technology advancements and accepted workplace norms that enable people to work virtually anywhere are encouraging this trend.

Other nuggets from the survey:

Now, this survey may be news to some. But I’ll bet most of the women out there aren’t in the least surprised. These results are completely consistent with the anecdotal experiences of women.