"According to the study commissioned by Dell, we have found the ideal country for a woman starting a business in 2012 could well be India," Dell chairman (global emerging markets) and president (Asia Pacific) Amit Midha said.
The Dell Women's Global Entrepreneurship Study conducted on 450 women entrepreneur across India, the US and the UK by research firm Penn Schoen Berland found that Indian women entrepreneur are confident on their business growth compared to counterparts in the US and the UK.
The study found women entrepreneurs in India expect 90 per cent growth in their business over a period of five years compared to 24 per cent and 50 per cent growth in business expected by entrepreneurs in the UK and the US, respectively.
In terms of technology usage to promote their business, 74 per cent Indian women entrepreneurs said that their technology need was getting more complex, compared to 45 per cent in the US and 51 per cent in the UK.
Around 90 per cent of women entrepreneurs in India said they are using technology to support day-to-day operations. However, this trend was low in women entrepreneur in the US and the UK at 80 per cent and 70 per cent, respectively.
The study found that getting funds for business has been the biggest challenge for businesses across geographies.
"Women across geographies struggle to get funds for their business. The difference between funding issues between them and the male entrepreneurs is that they have issues even in approaching for funds," Dell's chief marketing officer Karen Quintos said.
Women entrepreneurs in India need an average of $9,376 in start-up capital for business, compared to $8,060 required in the UK and $19,985 in the US, the study said.
Women entrepreneurs in India and the US find banks or credit unions as the most difficult source for obtaining funds.
The easiest source for getting funds for women entrepreneurs in the US is family members, the UK is friends and for Indian women entrepreneurs it is angel investors.