MORE than 360,000 jobs are expected to be created in 2011 thanks to women in business, with one in five hoping to take on new staff over the next 12 months.
In a survey for Intuit, makers of Quickbooks financial management software, results have shown that female business-starters could give a much needed boost to the UK economy.
With an estimated 620,000 majority women owned small business in the UK this would create more than 360,000 new jobs over the next 12 months.
The Intuit survey also revealed a strong entrepreneurial appetite from women who are not yet running their own business.
Almost half (49%) of all women surveyed were interested in setting up a business in the future, and 23% of prospective female business owners are planning to launch their new venture in the next year.
Incentives for women to start up their own business were; being their own boss, flexible work hours and the ability to work from home.
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