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More women are setting up their own business because they fear discrimination in the board room and because the internet has made it easier for them to set up a business, according to a new survey from Freelancer.co.uk.
The survey of 2,000 women across the UK showed that there had been a rise of 29% in the number of women who said they were starting up their own business in the last 12 months because they felt it was the only way they could run their own company.
The survey found that almost 60% of women had set up an ecommerce site or were using sites like Freelancer.co.uk to find freelancers to outsource essential work that was needed to set up in business, such as logo design, e-commerce website creation, marketing and business plans. Others had crowdsourced designs for logos for their business.
The survey also found that almost half of the 39% rise were part-time entrepreneurs, doing one job while starting up their own business.
Freelancer.co.uk figures also show a 73% rise in earnings from the self-employed using the site in 2012. It also shows that more than a third of those registering will set up their own business and start employing other people to work for them.
According to Bill Little, Freelancer.co.uk’s European Director, it has never been a better time for women to start up on their own. “There has been a surge of women starting up their own businesses. Many women now are able to turn their ideas for a business into reality thanks to technology changes that helps the self employed work,” he said.
“Yet women are being highly innovative using online technologies to start up success businesses quickly and cheaply. They are taking their dreams and turn them into reality at a quicker rate than men in the UK today,” he said.
“What’s more, as these new businesses begin to grow they can access a network of skilled freelancers from around the world to support their business.”