Rural Female Entrepreneurs Input Needed

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Research study flyerAn NC State Universtiy graduate student named Dakota Batch is conducting research that examines rural female business owners’ demographics, who or what supports them, and in what ways they are supported. Rural female business owners are considered an essential part of society and she believes that more research focus should be placed on better understanding rural female business owners’ lifestyles and their communities of support.

Anyone who is 18 years of age or older, female, owns a business, lives and/or operate their business(es) in a rural county of North Carolina, and agrees to be in this study can be a part of it, If you choose to participate in this research, you will take an online survey that might take up to 30 minutes of your time.

This research is minimal risk and there’s no direct benefit to you to participate in this research. Participating in this research is not an expectation nor requirement of your affiliation with our organization. We will not know if you choose to participate in this research or not and if you do participate, what you said. Everyone who submits a complete survey and their email address will be entered into a drawing for a $100 e-Visa gift card. The survey will be open from July to September 2021.

If you would like to participate, please click the link below.

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In order for your responses to remain confidential, please only click this link when you’re in a private location, such as your home, on a private internet connection, with your internet browser in private or incognito mode.

If you are interested in participating but have more questions please feel free to contact Dakota via email ( You can also contact the faculty advisor for this research, Dr. Annett-Hitchcock, at and 919-515-0905.

Thank you,

Dylan Dakota Batch

Graduate Student I Textile Technology Management

Wilson College of Textiles

NC State University