ABSTRACT

In this chapter, the authors aim to encourage the Government and the corporate world, particularly investors, to recognise and embrace the huge value that female entrepreneurs bring to our society and economy. They begin with some wisdom and insights to inspire budding entrepreneurs who are keen to start their own business but who have not yet taken the leap. In authors interviews they met entrepreneurs who started their businesses before the age of ten and into their sixties – some with the aim of being a sole trader and others making it into big business. Some budding entrepreneurs honed their skills within another company before breaking off to do something similar for themselves. Others looked back over their life’s journey to find an idea that they were passionate about and could turn into a commercial entity. To successfully scale up, entrepreneurs are need to transcend from being the main driver of the business and often, in turn, the main bottleneck.