Stay at home mums very important to the economy

CEO of Ounces2Pounds the gold party organizers Krista Waddell stated that almost two thirds of all new businesses start small from one’s own home.  She added that out of those most of the new businesses are born from mothers attempting to start a career that allows them to stay at home with their kids.

Enterprise Nation reported in a new analysis that every week about 1,400 new home small businesses are started which makes home businesses more popular than any other type of start-up business.

Waddell explained that even with the advances of women in the workplace there is still a great deal of pressure for moms to stay at home and raise their children which is why they often look for a solution that allows them to avoid nursery care but still stay successful in their own right.

Stay-at-home mums are responsible for setting up the most home-businesses followed by young people and the over 50s.

“The home-business is a route is an excellent way to bring people into employment who might otherwise not contribute to the economy,” said Ms Waddell, whose company is included in The Guardian’s top 50 good ideas for home-working.
Ounces2Pounds and cosmetics giants Avon and Body Shop are all reporting a huge up take the numbers of stay-at-home mums who are offering the services as party organisers and home-workers.
Ounces2Pounds are active supporters of Enterprise Nation (the UK’s resource for home-workers) which advises government of small and home enterprises.
“We are proud to sponsor this year’s Home Business category of the Enterprise Nation awards for £3, 000,” said Ms Waddell. “Ounces2Pounds has seen a huge increase in the number of stay-at-home mums who are applying to be party hostesses.”
Almost one third of the UK workforce is employed by home businesses (28%) and they produce a combined turnover of over £364 billion.
Karren Brady has recently joined Avon Cosmetics to mentor their part-time female home-workers. The vice-chairperson of West Ham United FC has taken on the role because she wants to be able to motivate self-employed women.

“One of the key messages for all women is that you don’t have to have an ambition to run a global bank and you don’t have to be at home just running a family,” said Ms Brady.

“There is a combination between the two things; there are other opportunities out there to find that combination.“
Founded in 2006 by Emma Jones Enterprise Nation has grown to become the largest community of home-workers in the UK. Their website contains invaluable information about home business, lifestyle and technology as well as videos, competitions and a community forum.