Women are going into business - so what is the problem?

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Female entrepreneurs are stepping up in their hundreds of thousands, with many seeing self-employment as a source of flexible working that lets them balance working with family life. But in putting family first, many are sacrificing their future financial freedom. UK women's self-employment increased nearly 150% between 1984 and 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and has been growing more quickly since the downturn after the 2008 financial crisis - in that time it has jumped from 1 million to 1.6 million women working for themselves. A major reason for women ...

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