One of the things that I got asked lately is do more women find it hard to start their own e-business. I find that quite hard to answer. However, what I noticed though is that more men tend to succeed in this area.
As for the problems, when I was still starting back in 1998, I had a hard time on the following areas:
1. Finding IT savvy suppliers who can provide me electronic copy of the product photos and product descriptions.
2. Finding an affordable payment gateway to accept international payments online.
3. I find delivery, especially international deliveries, to be too expensive.
Today the same problems are existent but not as hard as before.