Online Investing Really Is For Everyone

Online Investing Really Is For Everyone

Silvio Stroescu, President of BMO InvestorLine, is on a mission to ensure that everyone feels like online investing is for them. In this podcast, Silvio takes the time to dispel myths about online investing, share how the process actually works (hint, there are humans behind the scenes), and why online investing makes sense for investors of all types – regardless of gender, age, and investing knowledge. Kathleen Burns Kingsbury is a wealth psychology expert, founder of KBK Wealth Connection,...
Are There Gender Differences Among Entrepreneurs?

Are There Gender Differences Among Entrepreneurs?

Popular belief loves to characterize entrepreneurs as “Type A” personalities who are competitive, outgoing, impatient, aggressive, careless risk-takers – and predominantly male. And women are perceived as mild-mannered, nurturing business owners who subtly influence the world around them. Over time, these biases have translated into a misconception that female entrepreneurs are risk-averse and unwilling to make bold decisions that would enhance the growth of their businesses. If this were...
They are all entrepreneurs but they are not all the same

They are all entrepreneurs but they are not all the same

Surely, there are some differences between male and female entrepreneurs. A number of small but statistically significant differences among male and female entrepreneurs were found in the types of businesses that they established, their self-reported measures of success, their risk-taking behaviour and how their business growth was funded.   Gender and the type of business conducted According to the Carleton research, women tend to open businesses in service industries (accommodations and...
Gender and Funding the Business

Gender and Funding the Business

Research recently commissioned by BMO Wealth Management found many similarities between male and female entrepreneurs, while some differences challenged more than a few misconceptions. This study, conducted by Carleton University researchers in conjunction with The Beacon Agency, interviewed 100 entrepreneurs of both genders on topics such as their motivation to open a business, their risk-taking behaviour and how their business growth was funded. BMO Wealth Management followed up this...