News: More women starting small business websites

teen on laptopThe number of women registering web domain names has increased by 9% in 12 months, according to research from domain registrar 123-reg.

The company found that 27% of its current customers are women. The over-50s are also taking to online business, with 28% of 123-reg’s customer share. This is more than the number of under-30s, which stands at 23%.

Thomas Vollrath, CEO of Host Europe Group (parent company of 123-reg), said “Business and technology have historically been perceived as being incredibly male-dominated, but this is now changing. The fact is that more women are now turning to business, and the news that 40% of the government’s Start-up Loans scheme has gone to female entrepreneurs is further encouragement.”

Vollrath adds, “Fundamentally, this is less of a technology issue and more of a business issue. A high proportion of our customers use our services to establish new businesses and develop existing ones, so it would be a fair conclusion to make that more women are doing just that, a trend that we hope to see continue.”

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