#SBSchat: Building Your Business in The Gaps

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/03/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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The gender wage gap. The confidence gap. The emotional labour gap. The stress gap. The dream gap. Multiple gaps can affect how a woman entrepreneur launches, builds and succeeds in business.

What are some concrete solutions for closing the gaps? Is there untapped potential and opportunity within the gaps themselves for women-owned businesses to thrive? Join us on the next #SBSchat to discuss how we can build up entrepreneurial power and capital for women in 2019 and beyond.

Cost: FREE
Where: on Twitter under the hashtag #SBSchat
What is #SBSchat? Click here for a Twitter chat “How-to” guide

Q1 – The gender wage gap. The confidence gap. The emotional labour gap. The stress gap. The dream gap. Multiple gaps can affect how a woman entrepreneur launches, builds & succeeds in business. Do you think there is untapped potential & opportunity within the gaps? #SBSchat 

Q2 – Some women may feel they need to adopt a stereotypically “male” attitude toward business (competitiveness, aggressiveness). How do you make yourself stand out without being someone you’re not? #SBSchat  

Q3 – As a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry, earning respect can be a struggle. How do you overcome negative comments and/or the negative self-talk? #SBSchat  

Q4 – On average, women business owners are younger and have fewer years of management or ownership experience compared with male business owners. How can you play up the positives of a perceived lack of experience? #SBSchat  

Q5 – Majority female-owned firms are just as likely to seek financing as majority male-owned firms, but are less likely to be approved for debt financing than majority male-owned firms. How can we make potential investors aware of the gaps and the impact they have on funding decisions? #SBSchat  

Q6 – Every business owner faces moments of intense self-doubt. What advice can you offer about not waiting for perfection before starting a business or project and coping with the fear of failure? #SBSchat  

Q7 – What are some of the best resources and support organizations you’ve come across that help women-owned businesses start up and grow? #SBSchat  

Q8 – The communal, consensus-building qualities encouraged in young girls can leave women unintentionally downplaying their own worth, making it difficult for many to convey their value as a leader. How do you own your accomplishments? #SBSchat 

Q9 – Who inspires you to realize your potential? Do you have a motto or mantra that helps propel you forward in challenging times? #SBSchat  

Q10 – Any other tips or advice before we sign off today? #SBSchat 

Would you like to highlight your business or your professional expertise? Sign up to be an expert guest on #SBSchat!

Network, learn, and promote your expertise by participating in as many of our Twitter chats as you’d like. Tell us about yourself: send an email to social@cedec.ca.

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