STUDY ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACED BY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THRISSUR DISTRICT

Shahija V A

Abstract


Entrepreneurial women face challenges inherent to their multifaceted livelihoods. These challenges are exacerbated when their entrepreneurial
efforts are related to farming due to the complexity of the agricultural industry. Our literature review unearthed several challenges that tend to affect
the success of women entrepreneurs in general, as well as another mix of challenges affecting female farmers. One of the biggest hurdles women
entrepreneurs face in comparison with their male counterparts arise out of their lower access to financial resources to start (Carter and Rosa 1998)
and grow their businesses. A related challenge women entrepreneurs report is a difficulty in accessing business networks which limits their access
to information and training opportunities, establish strategic partnerships and enter new markets. When working in farming, such challenge is more
pronounced due to the difficulty in accessing adequate tools and technology to increase their production (Doss 2001; Ragasa 2012) and to transport
their products to markets.


Keywords


Women Entrepreneurs, Challenges, Threats, Restrictions

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