Their new report: Women in business. Female entrepreneurship: creating growth and dispelling the myths, examines the importance of female enterprise in rescuing the economy and recommends ways the government can help women embrace their entrepreneurial side.
"The number of female entrepreneurs is strikingly low, and yet increasing the number of women who run their own small business will be good for the economy." Said John Walker, National Chairman of the FSB.
Even though 46% of the UK's working population is female, the FSB say that only 29% of self-employed are women.
"The US has nurtured female entrepreneurship and now the UK needs to learn from them and do the same. By doing so it will help tackle high unemployment and cultivate an environment for growth," Walker said.
Just some of the FSB's recommendations include:
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