According to new research, women are more interested in becoming entrepreneurs in 2018 than men. A recent survey carried out by FreeAgent, an accounting software company for freelancers, shows that 13% of women want to start their own businesses compared to only 9% of men.
Women who eventually want to work for themselves also outnumber men, with 52% saying they dream of one day becoming their own boss compared to 46% of men.
“Starting your own business can be an extremely rewarding, if daunting, move for people to make with their career,” says Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent. “The desire for a better work-life balance and the ability to choose the type of work they perform are key reasons for many people who want to start a business – it’s interesting to see that the younger generations are the most driven to become their own boss.”