Did you know that women now account for 34% of small business owners in Australia? This is an increase of 46% over the past 20 years.

The great news is that the number of female entrepreneurs worldwide is constantly growing.

More and more women are trading in their 9 to 5 jobs for entrepreneurship to have it all. Here are just some of the top 5 reasons why women are finding entrepreneurship more attractive than a traditional career path.

More Flexibility

Probably the most attractive benefit of being your own boss., it generally allows for a greater amount of freedom compared to working for someone else. The ability to set your own schedule also makes it easier to put aside time for family, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

Following Their Passion

Many women are saying goodbye to their corporate life because their jobs aren’t as inspiring to them anymore. Turning to entrepreneurship, allows you to find deeper meaning and gives you the ability to leave behind a legacy that you can be truly proud of.

Creative Freedom To Innovate

Becoming an entrepreneur can be one of the most creative approaches to work. Owning a micro business often means women have the freedom to follow their own ideas. Which means enjoying the success and rewards firsthand when these ideas work.


To Become Independent

Being an entrepreneur means that you call the shots and control all business activities. You may face some challenges in your business, but at the end of the day, you pay the checks and set your own rules.


Charge What They Are Worth

Working for yourself means you are in the driver’s seat! This is a powerful statement because you are in the unique position to set your own rates and charge what you believe you are worth. This also gives you freedom to choose your clients and business partners.

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