Survey: Women business owners plan to hire new workers and expand their businesses

Written on May 03, 2018

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) recently released results from their annual membership survey. This year's survey shows a positive uptick in the economy for women-owned businesses with more than half of respondents saying they plan to increase locations and hire more staff.

Highlights of this year's survey include:

  • 56% plan to increase locations and hire more staff in the year ahead
  • 54% have carried business costs on a personal credit card
  • 80% have no plans to pursue financing options in 2017
  • 56% taxes and regulations as the top advocacy issues impacting their business. Workforce issues, including health care and pension reform, ranked as the second impactful set of issues at 24%

View an infographic from the survey here.

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