Critical Issues of Women Entrepreneurship with Special reference to specific business units in North Karnataka
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The term Women Entrepreneurship mean, an act of business ownership and business creation that empowers women economically, increases their economic strength as well as position in society. Entrepreneurship amongst women has been a matter of concern. Those women who start or assist any business in its functioning are known as women entrepreneurs. Challenging roles are being accepted by females, as they desire to be financially independent along with taking care of their families and loved ones. Women owned businesses are highly increasing. The main objective of the study has been to understand the socioeconomic back-ground of women entrepreneurs, and their problems & reasons in running their enterprises efficiently and profitably. The present research study has been conducted to study the problems of women entrepreneurs with special reference to some selected places in selected businesses of North Karnataka with the respondent size of 50 involving women from business like petty shops, hotels, vegetable selling & beauty parlors. The need for additional income and family business carried on are the major reasons behind women getting them involved in entrepreneurial activities and the major reasons identified creating problems for taking up self employment are family responsibilities, competition and lack of self-confidence.
Keywords: Entrepreneur, Women Entrepreneur, motivation, finance, education, government
Article published in the Proceedings of National Conference on ‘Women in Science & Engineering’ (NCWSE 2013), SDMCET Dharwad