Informi – The Small Business Owners Powering The Economy

Last week was International Women’s Day – a global celebration of the achievements of women as well as a call for gender equality. Earlier this week, we looked at the inspiring businesswomen who are breaking new ground around the world. Today, we’re focusing on the female small business owners who are powering the economy.

Let’s start with some quick facts.

In 2015, 126,000 businesses were created by women – up from 58,000 in 2006 – contributing £3.5bn to the UK economy and creating 77,000 jobs.

For this year’s International Women’s Day, the Inspiring Women Report identifies over 1,000 women who lead Britain’s businesses: “In the last year, these businesses clocked up £25.9 billion of sales: the median turnover was £7.8 million and the median growth rate was 16.6%.”

So, 100 years after some women won the vote, this generation of women are re-defining their careers, creating new jobs, and providing inspiration for the next generation on a massive scale. Sometimes this means re-inventing the workplace too. But with home-offices, tech solutions, and broad networking communities, there is plenty of opportunity for the brilliant female founder.

Britain’s female business founders are all ages and colours, and none more typical than this collection of creative and successful entrepreneurs…

This article was first published by Informi – Read full article here 

Source: Informi, Retrieved 14 March 2018,

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