Being a woman starting a business has never been easier, however, there is still a long way to go in terms of bridging the divide between the number of successful male and female-led start-ups. From having trouble securing funding, obtaining childcare, or just being taken seriously in their industry, women face unique challenges in the business world.
Resources for Women:
For those who need childcare but struggle to afford it, the City of Cornwall offers subsidized childcare based on income. Depending on how much you earn, you might be eligible for a subsidy.
Providing women all over Canada with the attire and tools to succeed in their careers. Dress for Success makes it their mission to ensure that women are not disadvantaged by what they wear to an interview or first day of the job.
The Government of Canada has committed to encouraging women in business through providing grants for projects led by women.
A list of funding available exclusively to women from the Federal Government of Canada.
A comprehensive list of 18 different programs offered to women-owned businesses in Canada. Different funding options and mentorship programs, as well as start-up help and awards.
Often caught in a whirlpool of multitasking, this paper examines how woman entrepreneurs adapt and overcome the challenges unique to being a woman in business, through challenging traditional roles and shifting the image of what success looks like.
An Inc.com article about how 17 very successful businesswomen got their start in business. These people share their first taste of running a business and how it left them with a thirst for more.
These three rules from Forbes.com can help steer you to a path of success as a woman in business. When faced with challenges and uncertainty, remaining focused and assertive about your goals can make a difference.
Women are more active commenters on the internet- use it to your advantage in business! This article explores how women can use their social media to channel more customers into their business.