Nine out of 10 women small business owners (89%) are optimistic about their company's economic outlook this year, up 8 percentage points from 2013, according to a recent report from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and

Most women small business owners (87%) are also optimistic about the overall economic outlook for 2014, up 12 percentage points from 2013.

Below, additional key findings from the report, which was based on data from an online survey of more than 600 woman small business owners based in the United States.

Women Entrepreneurs

  • 92% of respondents predict more women will venture to start their own businesses in 2014.
  • 32% of respondents say they started their own business because they always felt like an entrepreneur, a 10 percentage point increase over 2013.

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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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