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The Facts About Women Starting Small Businesses

Do you dream of having your own work-from-home  small business but lack confidence in your ability to succeed? Maybe you think women only leave their jobs to be stay-at-home moms.  If recent research is any indication, more women entrepreneurs are having great success at starting small businesses. They are taking control of their work and making a good income doing it.

If fear of failure is holding you back from pursuing your dream of starting a work-from-home business, these statistics might change your mind:

  • The number of women-owned businesses increased nearly 60 percent since 1997.

– State of Women-Owned Businesses Report 

  • On average, from 1997–2014, there has been an increase of 591 women-owned businesses each day.

– National Association for Women-Owned Businesses 

  • Women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years and tend to create home-based micro (less than 5 employees) and small businesses.

– Forbes 

  • As of 2014, it is estimated that there are nearly 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States.

– National Association for Women-Owned Businesses

  • Women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to be created by 2018 and more and more are doing this from home offices.

– Forbes 

  • Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned business grew at 1½ times the national average.

– National Association for Women-Owned Businesses


If you are interested in starting a home-based business, get on board with the thousands of people who use the Arise® Platform to provide call center services to Fortune 500 companies.

There’s no reason to shy away. You will have the support of a national network of small businesses – and statistics prove you have a great chance at success. So take the leap and enjoy the flexibility and work/life balance home-based business offers.

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