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Back Her Business: Supporting female entrepreneurs starting new businesses through crowdfunding

We’re excited to welcome Crowdfunder for this ‘Back Her Business’ event here at The Women's Organisation, to show you how together with NatWest, they can help you raise money for your new business through crowdfunding. What's more, if you're a new female-led busiess which has not yet crossed the annual £1,000 turnover per annum tax threshold, then you could be eligible for a special grant funding opportunity from NatWest to receive up to £5,000 for your business!* **Please see below to find…

Think you're ready to GROW your business? ????

So, you think you're ready to GROW your business. But how do you really know?  Growth can mean different things to different businesses. For some, it can simply mean that they want to increase their sales turnover, profits, or their share in the market. For others, it might look like taking on more staff or even expanding into offering new products or services. Another example of a growing business is one that's ready to increase its physical presence with more premises or shop outlets, while those…

Kiddy Cook on Evolving and Expanding a Franchise

McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Marriott International are some of the worlds biggest companies that have moved to a franchise model in order to successfully grow. We spoke to Nikki Geddes – Founder of local franchise Kiddy Cook about her business journey and the learning curves she’s overcome.  Nikki Geddes Launching in 2005 with the dream of inspiring children to have fun with food, Kiddy Cook works by delivering award winning school workshops, after school clubs, classes and parties to encourage…

Grow & Thrive Business Masterclass Series - for women with a business ready for serious growth ????

We're excited to announce a brand new series of business masterclasses with Enterprise Hub, designed especially to support women with high-growth businesses.  This series of expert-led training sessions has been developed to support women-led businesses with high growth ambitions. Two fully-funded sessions will be happening throughout October at 54 St James Street, including: How…

Case study: Breaking down barriers with Helen Clarke Autism

Helen Clarke Autism is a specialist autism training and consultancy service, dedicated to improving the lives of autistic children, in particular autistic girls. With support from the Enterprise Hub programme, Helen is taking her business from strength to strength.  Helen provides educational and consultancy services for schools, parents, health services and other organisations that support autistic children. As an autistic woman herself and having previously worked with autistic children for over…

Enterprise Hub launches a new business advice residency for Sefton residents in The Atkinson

An Enterprise Hub business expert is set to take up a weekly residency at Southport Library, in The Atkinson, to help Sefton residents start and grow their new businesses. This fully-funded business support is aimed at helping those in the Sefton area who are looking to start a business, or those who are looking to grow a new business which is under three years old. Enterprise expert Jacqueline Daley will be offering a number of 1-2-1 appointments every Thursday between 10am - 12pm at Southport…

My Charity Marketplace on Championing Charities and Growth

My Charity Marketplace is an online shopping platform donating 7% of every sale to charity. Their luxury gift and lifestyle marketplace can be linked to unlimited UK charity websites, giving small charities a free online shop to take advantage of without the worry of stock control or running expenses.  Alongside setting fundraising goals, the business champions small creative businesses by selling their gifts and homeware to the large charity supporter market with an aim to grow and compete with…

Guest blog: How can we encourage more women into the construction sector?

Ever fancied yourself as a builder? Kelly Friel is a Product Manager with industrial tool supplier Zoro. Here, she discusses why it's time more women were encouraged into the construction sector, and what employers can do to help attract female talent. According to the latest figures from WISE, the sector is almost entirely dominated by men, with just 11% of roles taken by women.…

Guest blog: The Chairman of Merseyrail Ladies FC on the rise of women’s football

Following a major Summer season for women’s football, Neil Lancaster, Chairman of Merseyrail Ladies FC, has penned us a guest blog on the rise of the sport. He takes a look back at the sport’s potted history and shares his hopes for the future.  Merseyrail Ladies FC  This summer’s FIFA Women's World Cup has well and truly shined a spotlight on women’s football, with the sport receiving masses of media attention for what seems like the first time. But did you know… Women's football matches…

???? LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT: Enterprise Hub's Start Up and Grow Week 2019

Enterprise Hub are excited to announce the line-up of events for Start-up and Grow Week this September! Running from 16th - 20th September 2019, this week long programme of training, workshops and events is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to start or grow your business.  You can follow all the action using #StartUpAndGrowWeek on Twitter! For the full line-up so far, visit the Enterprise Hub blog by clicking…

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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