That figure is contained in this EFE story and includes both licensed entrepreneurs and their employees. Here are figures on this sector from a few months ago.
The EFE story reports on a Council of Ministers meeting (see Granma story) that reported that more than 5,500 entrepreneurs are renting their premises from the government. That figure includes small barber and beauty shops that previously operated as state enterprises. Those who switch to private entrepreneurship will be exempt from tax for their first year, Granma reported.