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Mom small business owners aren't doing it just for the money

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A new Mothers Day 2014 study from Manta, the largest online community dedicated to small business, polled 898 mothers who own small businesses and discovered some interesting statistics. Out of those polled, only 15% would choose to stay home if money were no issue, while 11% were undecided. Also, 66% of mom business owners had no nanny, babysitter, housekeeper or other support. 25% had one person supporting them and 9% had three or more people assisting with home and child duties.

Other interesting findings from the study included:

57% of working moms started their business after they had children.
35% believe the biggest misconception about working mothers is that they do not spend enough time with family.
Working mothers report the top skill they have mastered is multi-tasking and organization (91%), followed by time management and delegation (85%) and problem solving skills (80%).
Nearly 50% would opt for free spa services or a personal stylist as their gift for Mothers Day 2014.
"We recognize that entrepreneurial mothers perhaps have the toughest job of all, balancing their families with the demands of launching and growing a business," said Manta's CEO, Joh Swanciger. "Manta is dedicated to providing small business owners with the tools they need to run their business as efficiently as possible saving both time and resources."



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