In the last ten years, more and more women are leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 44 percent between 1997 and 2007—twice as fast as men-owned firms. Given the state of today's economy and the numbers of women who've been laid off, more women than ever are leaving traditional careers and starting their own businesses from home.

Professional women have plenty of options when deciding to go into business for themselves—but more of them are taking a serious look at network marketing and direct selling companies as their new career path. What's the appeal?

There are plenty of reasons, and if you'd like to recruit these aces into your team...