Women's Entrepreneurship Research

Research and information about women’s entrepreneurship in BC and Canada.

Report by Ernst & Young, 2012 This report highlights the challenges faced by second-stage entrepreneurs in scaling up their businesses and accelerating growth. The 5 key attributes of entrepreneurs who are able to scale companies are highlighted: (1) thinking big and being bold; (2) building a public profile; (3) working on the business, rather than […]

Date: 2012/06/30

Report by The Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, October 2011 The Taskforce is a national, non-partisan consortium of women business owners, SME service agencies, academics, and industry associations. In 2010 and 2011, the Taskforce held a series of roundtables across Canada inviting women business owners and self-employed workers, industry representatives and thought leaders to […]

Date: 2011/10/01

This report outlines the business characteristics and recent financing activities of majority female-owned small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The financing data used in this analysis originate from the SME Financing Data Initiative (SME FDI) Survey on Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises. This survey is intended to study the demand for, and sources of, SME […]

Date: 2011/03/01

Conducted on behalf of WeConnect Canada, this report presents a summary of research about small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) engagement in public procurement. Strategies to increase women-owned enterprises‘ understanding about, and access to, government contract opportunities are also considered. This research digest is expected to inform discussion among WEConnect Canada, community partners and governments about […]

Date: 2011/03/01

This report presents a synopsis of the research and recommendations stemming from Sustaining the Momentum: An Economic Forum on Women Entrepreneurs in Ottawa from October 27 to 29, 2004. Its objectives were to share leading-edge research about women entrepreneurs, to examine government support for women business owners, and to identify gaps in research and public […]

Date: 2011/03/01
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