The aim of this honours thesis is to determine the barriers that affect young entrepreneurs, specifically women, when conducting entrepreneurial business. With that, it will also review the opportunities that are available to address this issue and whether they have had an effect in removing these barriers.If you volunteer to participate in this study, we would ask you to complete the online survey below.
The survey will ask you about your attitude towards risk, your feelings about belonging, the barriers faced by entrepreneurs and your knowledge and opinions about the programs available for entrepreneurs. Your participation is voluntary and your responses will be completely anonymous. Should you become upset or worried as a result of the questions in the survey, please skip those questions or discontinue the survey. The survey will not ask you to provide any identifying information, and as such we will not be able to match you to your answers. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
The results of the study will be presented at academic conferences and submitted for publication in academic journals and there are no known risks associated with this study. As a benefit of your participation, you will be given the opportunity to reflect on your experience in the North Bay area entrepreneurial landscape with hopes of improvement. Once the survey data has been collected, it will be kept in a secure location, with only the researchers having access to it. The data will not be destroyed but will be kept for comparison in future studies.
Any information that is obtained from research participants in connection with this study is anonymous. Participation in this study is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at anytime. You have the right to refuse to answer any question(s) that you find objectionable or which make you feel uncomfortable. Completion of this survey signifies your informed consent. Please keep a copy of this information letter for your records.
This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through Nipissing University’s Research Ethics Board. If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact:Ethics Coordinator, F309 Telephone: 705‐474‐3450, ext. 4055Nipissing University E‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNorth Bay, ON P1B 8L7 Fax: 705‐474‐5878