Mothers’ businesses flourishing

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Businesses set up by mothers are flourishing, generating billions of pounds and supporting thousands of jobs, a new study has found.

Women are running companies from home while looking after their children, often thanks to the internet.

Research by eBay suggested that businesses run by mothers generated over £7bn for the UK economy last year, supporting over 200,000 jobs, an increase of almost a quarter since 2011.

Sarah Calcott of eBay said: “Improved connectivity and growing digital literacy is enabling ambitious, business-minded mums, to realise and pursue successful enterprises.

“These entrepreneurial businesswomen are building impressive companies, creating both wealth and jobs whilst also fulfilling one of the most demanding roles of all - being a mum.”