The top four issues on the minds of women business owners are the state of the economy (57%), health insurance cost and affordability (40%), business tax issues (36%), and access to a quality workforce (36%). This is among the findings of the State of Women-Owned Businesses survey conducted by the National Association of Women Business Owners and Group.

But the survey also finds overall optimism: 85% of women entrepreneurs say more women will join their ranks this year than in the past two. Additionally, 38% of women business owners plan to invest more in hiring this year while 54% say they will keep hiring steady.

The read the full results of the survey, click here. To see the accompanying infographic about the state of women’s business, click here. Then join the conversation and share your experiences, thoughts and questions.

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