Archived — Small Business Financing Profiles: Women Entrepreneurs (November 2004)
Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services
Small Business and Tourism Branch
Women entrepreneurs have been the topic of many research studies throughout the last decade. These studies have predominantly focused on women entrepreneurs' access to capital, often suggesting that women lack experience and networks, have poor credit ratings, or that Canada's financial institutions have rigid lending policies or even inherent gender biases. Using the most comprehensive database on small business financing available through the SME Financing Data Initiative, this article will examine the unique characteristics of women entrepreneurs and investigate whether these qualities influence the financing of women-owned businesses.
Catalogue number: Iu188-4/2-2006E
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