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Survey deadline extended for women business owners to be heard

The deadline for a survey of women who lead and own businesses has been extended until the end of October.

Survey deadline extended for women business owners to be heard
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  • Keeli Cambourne
  • October 20, 2021
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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson said due to the response to the survey so far it is clear there is an appetite to engage.

The survey, launched earlier this month, is aimed at identifying any unique challenges and opportunities faced by women who own and lead businesses. It will now remain open until 29 October. 

“A lot of business entrepreneurs that are women are those who have solved a problem in their life, shared that with their friends who thought, ‘Yes, you can do the same thing for me,’ and then that turns into, you know, a side hustle and then on to a business,” Mr Billson.

“And, frankly, with COVID, there’s been more problems to solve than ordinarily has been the case and we think if we can energise women’s entrepreneurship that will be fantastic in terms of women’s economic empowerment but really fab for the economy and livelihoods more generally.

“The survey’s trying to say to women business leaders and entrepreneurs, what kind of roadblock’s have you run into? Have there been needless headwinds that have stood between you and your business ambition?”

The confidential survey can be accessed by visiting the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman website at www.asbfeo.gov.au or directly at WOWL survey.

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