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Thinking of starting your own business?

Our sister organisation, Outset Huntingdonshire is offering a series of FREE workshops that are designed to help you develop the right skills and build your confidence to start up your own business.

The following workshops are available in Ramsey -

Tues 3rd March: Next steps and business planning

Read this article — Looking to start your own business?
Fampreneur

According to new research, 62% of budding entrepreneurs who plan to go into business with a family member, will start their journey this year.

Read this article — The Year of the 'Fampreneur'
Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2015

The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women's Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.

Progress

Research from the national enterprise campaign, run by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank, shows 581,173 businesses were registered with Companies House, beating the previous record of 526,446 businesses recorded in 2013, and 484,224 in 2012. 

Destination Digital

Drop In Surgeries couponConnecting Cambridgeshire is running free advice surgeries next week on government funding for superfast broadband for businesses.

Mentor

Staying motivated and achieving goals can be that much simpler with some one-to-one guidance. Working closely with the British Bankers Association, we now have a number of highly skilled, experienced business mentors looking to help motivated and enthusiastic business owners at all stages of the business journey.

Women

It's been a fantastic year for women, however it’s not been without the bizarre – from employers offering egg freezing and menstrual leave to the emergence of the Entrepreneur Barbie, it’s been a busy year for the entrepreneurial woman.

Claire Cohen, of the Telegraph, charts the 2014's highs and lows in a fun and witty article - examining the state of play for businesswomen going into 2015. Below are the highlights - 

Read this article — 2014: A good year for women?
Enterprising Women Liverpool Business Club

Guest speakers included Assistant Mayor & Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ann O'Byrne and Elaine Moore, Regional Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The attendees, as always, were a varied group of women including students of entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs (from different stages of their businesses), employability managers and host the of the Manchester Business Club Alison Jackson.

PANTENE #SHINESTRONG FUND

To apply, please email shinestrong@sykes.com to receive an application form.

One of the world’s best-selling hair care and styling brands, PANTENE is dedicated to empowering women like you in your pursuit for ever better, to encourage you to dream big, to want and achieve more across every facet of your life. 

Read this article — PANTENE #SHINESTRONG FUND
George Osborne

Chancellor, George Osborne, surprised business owners with the amount of good news he delivered during his Autumn Statement.

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