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What can your business do to help close the Gender Pay Gap?

This week, the experts at Sage Advice have taken over our guest blog to explain what small business owners can be doing to help close the gender pay gap... With the most recent Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reports showing that 78% of companies have a pay gap in favour of men, many companies are left asking what actions they can take to close the gap within their workplace. GPG reporting itself is an important first step to tackling the gap, so while small businesses are not currently legally required to…

Space is open for business! Funding and support from The European Space Agency

Is space technology on the radar for your business? The European Space Agency’s Business Applications could be the ideal platform to help launch your concept. ESA Business Applications offers funded support programmes to help businesses integrate space data and technology into commercial services. Put simply, think of ordering a takeaway on popular mobile phone apps like Just Eat. This platform uses satellite technology from space to track location and get your food to you. It is this space data…

In the Media: Enterprise Hub addresses enterprise gender gap across Liverpool city region

In its first phase The Liverpool City Region Enterprise Hub helped more than 6,000 would-be entrepreneurs, 60% of them women, and is now looking to step up that effort. Tony McDonough reports for LBN Sara Burgess, left, and Joanne McCormick, founders of ‘child-friendly’ Liverpool hair salon, Ava & Harrison Investing in more women-led businesses could boost the UK economy by £250bn, a report claims, and Liverpool city region’s support programme for fledgling entrepreneurs is doing…

From creative side-project to landing a book deal, Caz Finlay is writing her own future

With a novel nearly three years in the planning, it wasn’t until recently that Caz Finlay switched on to the possibilities of turning her creative outlet into a fully-fledged business. Today, Caz has a Harper Collins book deal under her belt and is about to launch her debut novel, “The Boss”. Approaching Enterprise Hub, Caz received the business advice and training, alongside support from the project’s community partners Writing on the Wall, to realise the potential and become self-employed.…

Picture Perfect: Creative Moose Celebrate 10 Years of Growth

Video is now the number one form of content on the web and organisations are using it to connect and engage with their customers, relying on specialised businesses like Manchester based Creative Moose to help them out. Offering full-service video production and securing National and International clients, Creative Moose are entering their 10th Birthday with much to celebrate.  Starting out in stockport in 2009, Creative Moose support organisations to discover the power of video, with services…

Maggie O’Carroll Celebrated in BQ Live Social Entrepreneur Index

BE Group has officially launched the UK Social Entrepreneur Index sponsored by UBS, a campaign designed to celebrate those entrepreneurs doing things a little differently to make our world a better place. The inaugural UK Social Entrepreneur Index celebrates the social impact, creativity and innovation of 29 of the UK’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. We are delighted that our CEO, Maggie O’Carroll, has been recognised as an entrepreneur actively running a business with social purpose,…

Unique commercial space available to rent in L8’s Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre

An exciting new commercial space has become available for rent in the cornerstone Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre. Ideal for growing businesses or community projects, 2,633sq ft is available on the ground floor of this multi-cultural, multi-purpose hub at the heart of the Liverpool 8 community. Previously in use as a children’s nursery with outside play area, the space lends itself to another commercial or community use, or as a large office space. The space comprises of a large central space with…

My internship at The Women’s Organisation

After my first year studying Events Management at Liverpool John Moores I realised my passion for marketing so set out to gain some real life industry experience in my second year. After looking through the University careers website I found an internship here at The Women’s Organisation advertised and then went on to do some research into the organisation. After a quick google I realised The Women’s Organisation is a social enterprise that I would love to be a part of, as a proud feminist myself…

How to attract more women to senior roles

It’s comes as no shock that the proportion of men in senior roles greatly outweighs the number of women, but what steps can recruiters take to attract more female candidates to senior positions?  Chris Stappard, Managing Director of Edward Reed Recruitment, has taken to the blog to give us his best advice on the small changes we can make to attract more female applicants to senior roles. Currently, there’s a record number of women in senior positions on…

Get The 'Wo-Down' from some of the best business brains around

A champion of female entrepreneurs is set to broadcast, wide and far, the best business tips and advice for a new generation of go-getters. Starting this Wednesday, April 3, 'The Wo-Down' podcast by established social enterprise The Women's Organisation, will be available to lisen to on SoundCloud, along with a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube. The initiative is the latest platform offering support to business hopefuls by The Women's Organisation, which has supported the ambitions and personal…

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker


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Motivate Your Mind is a one-day course designed to help the women of Liverpool become more resilient and develop a positive outlook using NLP techniques.…

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The Women's Organisation brings you a series of masterclass events aimed at supporting new businesses to improve your business competitiveness through…

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