Deadline: 08-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The 2019 Enterprise Survey (ES) in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (ES Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands 2019) will involve implementation of the ES in the countries, collecting information about business environment and firm performance from a representative sample of private sector firms. The ES will require 600 face-to-face interviews in Belgium, 360 face-to-face interviews in Luxembourg and 800 face-to-face interviews in the Netherlands.
Growing a business is not easy, and for women firm owners the challenges can be acute, especially when they are poor and run subsistence level firms. In developing countries, 22 percent of women discontinue their established businesses due to a lack of funds, and women are more likely than men to report exiting their businesses over finance problems, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Meanwhile, personal savings are a crucial source of entrepreneurial financing, and nearly 95 percent of entrepreneurs globally state that they used their own funds to start or scale up their businesses. Women, however, face unique constraints in accumulating savings to invest in growing their firms.