Welcome to the Lean In the EU Women Business Angels Community!
You are invited to fill this survey by June 26th.

All answers will be treated anonymously, we will keep your details confidential and only use them in connection with this survey and evaluation.  The results will only be published in a non-attributable form and individual responses shared only within the Lean In EU WBAs Consortium and the EU Commission.

Reference person for any info or clarification is Marika Mazzi Boém, Lean In the EU WBAs Community Project Coordinator.


Feel free to forward  to other (aspiring) women entrepreneurs and investors.
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Please indicate your first name and last name *

 
How old are you? *


 
Please indicate the country/city where you reside: *

 
Are you … *


 
{{answer_51676582}}How many years have you owned your business? *


 
Which ONE of the following best describes the position you held immediately prior to starting this business? (CHECK ONLY ONE) *


 
In what industry is your primary business? *

 
Can you please detail which of the following comes closest to describing when and how you came up with starting your business? *


 
What differs your business from others - what was the uniqueness?
(Check as many as apply) *


 
How did you fund the business venture? *


 
Which of the following was the most important obstacle to be overcome when you started your business?


 
Can you please indicate who - if any - was your primary role model and/or mentor at the time of starting up your company?
(Check only one)


 
Which one of the following comes closest to describing your business growth strategy over the next five years?


 
Have you ever done any of the following since you started your business? If yes, please check those that were really effective for your business
(Check as many as apply) *


 
Access to capital for current business needs *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Access to capital for longer-term capital investment and growth *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Access to training and technical assistance to learn business and financial management skills *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Keeping up with the latest technology (Gaining access to technology for my business) *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Access to specialized suppliers for staying ahead of the competition *

Access to specialized suppliers for staying ahead of the competition





 
Reforming laws and regulations that hamper female business growth *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Access to property, land, business premises *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Learning more about gaining access to new markets for business expansion *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
Dealing with social and cultural issues/Being taken seriously as a business owner *

Please rate using a five-star scale how important are each of the following issues for you/your association members in the business at the present time (5 means it is extremely important, 3 is moderately important, and 1 is not important at all)





 
In your experience (or according to your members’ point of view) what are the 3 biggest problems which may deter the business from growing or carrying out innovative activities?
*


 
Knowledge sharing is key, so how frequently your association/you meet with other business owners to share ideas and experiences *

(please rate from 5 to 1, where 5 is at least weakly; 4 is once or twice a week; 3 is a few times a year, 2 is never and 1 is I don’t know)
 
Knowledge sharing is key, so how frequently your association/you: meet with your peers to share ideas, discuss about key topics *

Please rate rate from 5 to 1, where 5 is at least weakly; 4 is once or twice a week; 3 is a few times a year, 2 is never and 1 is I don’t know
 
Knowledge sharing is key, so how frequently your association/you: talk to local or regional government officials about your business challenges or needs *

Please rate rate from 5 to 1, where 5 is at least weakly; 4 is once or twice a week; 3 is a few times a year, 2 is never and 1 is I don’t know
 
Knowledge sharing is key, so how frequently your association/you: attend business meetings or conferences with other business ownersTravel outside your own community to either market your business or to learn new business skills *

Please rate rate from 5 to 1, where 5 is at least weakly; 4 is once or twice a week; 3 is a few times a year, 2 is never and 1 is I don’t know
 
Knowledge sharing is key, so how frequently your association/you: meet with your business advisors (such as an attorney, accountant, advisory board, or mentor) to discuss business plans and challenges *

Please rate rate from 5 to 1, where 5 is at least weakly; 4 is once or twice a week; 3 is a few times a year, 2 is never and 1 is I don’t know
 
Knowledge sharing is key, so how frequently your association/you: meet with employees or senior managers in your company to discuss issues beyond day-to-day challenges – like growth strategies or business planning *

Please rate rate from 5 to 1, where 5 is at least weakly; 4 is once or twice a week; 3 is a few times a year, 2 is never and 1 is I don’t know
 
BA investing: where did you hear about it for the first time in your career? *


 
What was your motivation in becoming a Business Angel? *


 
What are the main problems that prevent you from investing? *


 
Which of the following statements comes closest to describing Business Angel investing? *


 
If you are a Women Business Angel, can you pls list what Business Angel Network (BAN) you are member of? *

 
{{answer_51595462}}If you are not part of a BAN, can you please explain why? *

 
How many Women Business Angels are members in your BAN? *

 
How many Business Angels (male) are members in your BAN? *

 
Please, flag the statement that best describes your current situation *

(If no answers apply to your situation, please specify in "Other")

 
{{answer_51595813}}If you flagged “e” in the previous question, would you be interested in a mentoring programme to increase your skills together with experienced Business Angels and Women Business Angels? *

     
 
What are the topics you would be interested in knowing more?
(Choose as many as you like) *


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