Rural women play a crucial role in shaping the economy of any country. They are key agents who are driving a wide range of small business ideas for small towns.

Even though the credit, infrastructure and education facilities are quite limited in smaller towns, yet they hold a great potential.

There are many ways to empower women in smaller towns. Education and public awareness are the primary ones. Women are no longer confined to their homes doing household chores, all around the world there has been a significant increase in working women and the number will only rise.


Seeing the potential and intent on women in smaller towns a lot of investors and venture capitalist are infusing capital to their business ideas.

Almost every town is equipped with basic infrastructures and raw materials required to start any business. All they need is to get business educated, i.e. Charities and NGOs should educate them to start their own business, rather than giving donating materials, because, “you give a man a fish, you give him food for day, but when you teach him how to fish, you give him food for life”.

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Some vital management tips will also help the rural women a long way in shaping their entrepreneurial dreams. As the businesses in metro are already being utilized beyond their capacities in some sectors, we may see them expanding to rural areas to meet the ever growing demand of their products and services.

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