This is the only programme in the UK to focus exclusively on the issues faced by women-owned businesses – as well as the barriers to growth that confront all SMEs – the Enterprising Women Growth Programme equips ambitious female entrepreneurs with the confidence, expertise and skills to realise their business’ full commercial potential.

Plans for our Enterprising Women Training Academy are coming together nicely and we’ll be launching with the first courses officially next month. 

We are keen that the training support from the Academy’s approved providers reaches all of our members and supporters across the country. We are currently on the look out for training venues – preferably ones that are free of charge in order to keep costs as affordable as possible.

On 24th July the Enterprising Women held a one-day conference as part of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool. This jointly hosted event with Liverpool Club host Karen Bellion, was a wonderful day with packed with a variety of speakers, panel sessions, a book launch and even a harpist!

If you’re an Enterprising Women member that hasn’t completed your online profile then this is a message for you. We will soon be launching new online business cards on the website, which is a perfect way to promote your business to other Enterprising Women website visitors.

Your profile can include your name, a summary of your business, your contact details, website and logo or photo. 

We’d love your support in completing a quick 15-minute survey about what you see as your key ‘barriers to growth’. 

To thank you for your time, everyone that completes the survey will go in a draw to win £1,000 for a charity of her choice, kindly donated by Barclays.

The closing date for completion is Friday, 5th September

In an effort to promote female enterprises, Walmart, together with Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect International, have created a symbol that will be set on all products created by women-owned businesses.

The logo is expected to start appearing on UK shelves in the near future.

Is entrepreneurship always about having a startlingly original or bright idea? Or is it about building on strong skills and competencies in the industry sector? 

The government has simplified the rules to support home-based businesses, giving entrepreneurs greater freedom to start and grow a business from their home.

Around 70% of new businesses start off in the home; contributing £300 billion to the economy. The government is keen to make it much easier for people thinking of starting a home business to do so with the law firmly on their side.

The new measures announced include:

Sophie Earnshaw

At the Inclusive Prosperity Conference earlier this month, Ed Miliband firmly voiced his support for business adding that ‘dynamic entrepreneurship is key to our future success.’

In today’s generation both women and men work, yet people still view them differently.

A higher number of self employed women seem to work within bakery, childcare, beauty or hairdressing, whilst self-employed men tend to lean towards careers involving the traditional trades, gardening, painting and decorating.  However if a man and woman are in the same job in the same industry, do they get paid them same?


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