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Female Entrepreneurs Have Eye on Growth

1 in 5 female entrepreneurs intend to hire more staff, creating 360,000 jobs in the next 12 months Female entrepreneurs could give a much needed boost to the UK economy, a survey for Intuit, makers of QuickBooks financial management software for small businesses, has found. Despite the gloomy economic conditions, one in five women business owners (22%), say they plan to take on more staff in the next 12 months. Of those, 8% intend to hire one new employee, another 8% intend to hire two to five employees and 6% intend to hire more than six employees within the next 12 months. 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... »