There have been countless studies conducted on business, on business' effects on marriage, on the emotional toll of a start-up on relationships, etc... But, there has never been a study on women business owners with unsupportive husbands and the negative effects this dynamic has on the marriage, the family, the business, and the economy---locally, nationally and globally---until now.
Even if your marriage is strong and healthy, or if you are divorced, separated or widowed, the advice and the answers you provide are critical to establishing benchmarks. Regardless of your situation, your advice will be compiled to determine the range of support women business owners experience from their husbands, establish what is healthy support and what isn't, and develop tools, actionable steps, and programs that will allow women business owners, with unsupportive husbands, to not only survive, but thrive.
*We apologize in advance if any offense is taken due to the traditional language of husband/wife. Our intention is not to exclude anyone, but to focus on the dynamic present in traditional married roles---the male husband and the female wife --- due to the large numbers that demographic still represents. Other group samplings may be statistically too small potentially negating the research and ultimately the message. It is our hope and intent that the compilation of your collective advice and the subsequent materials will benefit all women business owners which will in turn empower the people they employ and bolster the communities they invest in.