Women Entrepreneur is a person who accepts challenging role to meet her personal needs and become economically independent. The state of Kerala is the industrially developing area in which some of the entrepreneurs excel in small scale industry. Even though the government organizes women by various associations, they are not ready to undertake the business. As compared to men, women are less motivated to start business units due to some unwanted fear and lack of motivation. Thus, the principal aim of the study is to identify the major problems faced by women entrepreneurs in Ernakulam District, Kerala and also find the impact of these problems on the working efficiency of these women entrepreneurs. In order to achieve the aforesaid objectives data was gathered from primary sources i.e. from structured questionnaire and secondary data was collected from research papers, Journals etc. It was collected from 240 women entrepreneurs in Ernakulam district and simple statistical tools are used for data analysis. From the present study it is identified that the major problems faced by women entrepreneurs in the District are financial constraint, Inadequate Institutional support, Problems in Marketing, Social Attitude, Non-availability of good workers/employees etc. To overcome the above mentioned limitations it is suggested that, the financial institutions should take steps to facilitate easy availability of credit to encourage the women entrepreneurs and Government should also think over to solve the problems faced by women entrepreneurs.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN