Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New mums are the new homeworkers

Britain’s new mums are becoming an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with according to a new report from AXA. It claims that more than one-in-three (34%) of what it cheesily calls ‘mumtrepreneurs’ are looking at starting their own business from home so they can combine child care and work.

The survey of 1,354 new and expectant mums found that on average they are generating £467.91 per month from home-based business ventures, around £5,614 a year.

More than a third of the women said they currently work from home or are looking to work from home, spending an average of 18.4 hours a week on these money making activities, equivalent to around 2.5 days in an average 9am – 5pm office environment.

An additional 21% of women polled said they are actively considering retraining or using existing craft based skills to earn money from home, with 10% saying they would consider re-training or using existing heath/holistic therapy skills to earn an income while working from home.

And 25% saying they would consider returning to their previous job if they could work remotely from a home office.

For more details go here.

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