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The resilience of women in
turbulent time and in hard places – Example of how Swedish women with
foreign background are fighting a tough Swedish business environment
Monday, 02 April 2012
Women in Sweden, who are not born in Sweden, described here in Sweden
as women born abroad are very tough. More of them have chosen to become
entrepreneurs in an environment where they have limited opportunities.
Data from Statistics Sweden show that the number of this group of women
who have decided to break through the very hard Swedish network – tied
economic system, the– Skin colour-sensitivity system to start their own
business is staggering.
Ranging from freelance consultants, to other forms of
entrepreneurial activities in which they work as the brain behind the
new-start, or as solo business woman in Sweden increased by 47 percent
in all industries since 2004. This is a set of people who find it hard
to raise capital from the official Swedish banks and who have almost a
zero chance of being employed in a real Swedish company.
New businesses started by Swedish on the whole in all sectors was about 15 percent since 2004.
People who pay VAT returns, known here as F- skatt which is
usually design for companies but which is now run by a single person as
an employee has become increasingly common. This has been very popular
among the foreign born women.
Researchers are now looking at ways of making self employment a better
way of boosting the economy something that has been known for the past
but which the authorities have made it hard to be realised.
But being a solo entrepreneur can present difficulties - especially financially.
For most people their economic situation will degrade and it emerge that it is very poor to be self-employed.
In Sweden there are all sorts of other costs – including the most
dreaded accountants’ fees that have put so many small companies out of
By Scancomark.se Team
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