Here is a great article from The Journal News (White Plains, NY) which discusses some interesting statistics on women who run home-based businesses in New York State.
It indicates some pretty strong and sensible reasons why women want to start their own business from home. It also talks about some recent research which indicates that women start businesses at double the rate of men.
The desire to have more quality family time is certainly a major motivational factor for many women starting a home-based business. But even beyond that is that many women and (and men like yours truly) find that corporate careers no longer fit into their underlying goals and values. Many people reach the point in their lives where they cannot find personal satisfaction and pride in a corporate job.
What about you? Do you have a home-based business or are you thinking about starting one? What are your motivating factors?