For this week’s assignment I conducted 2 entrepreneurs, one male and one female to check to what extend they differ in their networking practices. I think the results are interesting.
The female entrepreneur I interviewed just started her own healthy food shop where you can pick up healthy meals and other healthy food stuff. She is currently 24 years old. The male entrepreneur I interviewed has his own small business in repairing iPhones and other mobile devices. He is 25 years old. The female entrepreneur uses a more interactive networking style, I met her a few times and she always tells people about her new business and also she uses her network to acquire certain knowledge and recources. The male entrepreneur is not that interactive, he actually is a good friend of mine and he is not so busy with telling everybody about his business, he uses other people for that kind of things. Acquiring information and knowledge is what he uses his network for, but less than the female entrepreneur.
In their networks, the female entrepreneur is more pro-active than the male entrepreneur. Especially in the exploiting and the knowledge sharing the female entrepreneur has a higher score than the male entrepreneur. Both of them score low on directed organizing, I think thats because of their sectors they are working in, and/or the knowledge they already got.
The differences in the scores will make you think that the female entrepreneur is more active regarding her network and that could make her more ambitious, but I think that is a conclusion made to quick. The male entrepreneur uses his network alsof or acquiring knowledge and information, but less than the female entrepreneur. Further research can sort out the differences more clearly.
Both entrepreneurs expected these results, because they know their own networking style. The male entrepreneur said that he will looking for new ways to uses his network properly.
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