Problems of Women Entrepreneurs - A Case Study of Dharwad District

Laxmi B Parab, Dr. R. L. Hyderabad


The development of entrepreneurship among women is a major step to increase women participation in economic development. In India, women constitute around half of the of total country population. Once upon a time, they were confined to the four walls of houses performing household activities. The scenario has changed. Now, women have been performing exceeding well in different spheres of activities. Even they indulge in running the enterprises and performing well in the society. Though women contribute almost 50 per cent in business development, socio-cultural values and attitudes are the main obstacles to their entrepreneurship. Hence, in this study, an attempt has been made to describe the problems of women entrepreneurs. Women entrepreneurs encounter so many problems like family ties, lack of family support, lack of awareness about opportunities, inadequate finance, lack of training, poor knowledge of the market, cut-throat competition, etc.

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