Vikas Ivan

What are the common pitfalls that female entrepreneurs fall into?

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Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt , Owner at Startup Chucktown

I hesitate to weigh in on this, but feel that I do have something to add.

Recently I was at a local interactive festival called DIG SOUTH. It is similar to SXSW if you are familiar with that but lesser known at the moment.

One of the panel discussions I attended while there was "Women In Tech". Something that came up and was discussed at length was the "Imposter Syndrome". However, I don't feel that this is limited to women. It is prevalent in almost all entrepreneurs from time to time. However, I'm certain that women experience different aspects of it then men.

Something else that was discussed during the panel was brevity. Meaning not feeling like you have to explain yourself. One of the women who is a mother spoke up and said if she has to take her children to an appointment or something, she just would say "I'll be unavailable" or "I'll be out of the office". She said you don't have to give peers or subordinates extra details to feel like you are justifying something.

Those were the main insights I gathered from the panel talk. So I'll leave me input at that.

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CAROL JONES

CAROL JONES , Owner at Interface Pty Ltd

Greetings Vikas from rural Australia,

Before anyone can answer your question, other than in broad strokes, we have to narrow down our field of vision.

What kind of an entrepreneur are you?

Online?

Bricks and mortar?

A mixture of both?

Just starting out?

Or with some experience to fall back on?

Are you a full time, no holds barred commitment?

Or a commitment that allows you time for personal pursuits? Including looking after a family.

All these factors should be known so we can provide you with the best advice suited to your circumstances.

Best wishes,

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