WOMEN-LED BUSINESS STATS
Business in the UK is ever changing, and with more women starting companies, the time is now for us to support each other and shout about what is happening. Find out about the Fastest-Growing Women-Led Businesses Driving the UK Economy 2019 here or download a copy of the report by clicking the PDF button.
RESOURCE - START-UPS IN LONDON LIBRARIES
London libraries are transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses. By partnering with ten London boroughs, the British Library are developing a community of new and existing business owners, which is free to join and open to everyone. These workshops will focus on providing start-ups with access to training and development workshops designed to give you the business acumen to compliment your exisiting passion and talent.
Find a workshop near you here.
RESOURCE - MARKETING MASTERCLASSES
This is actually a H&H resource with most marketing masterclasses facilitated and delivered by Jen Scott. The class will equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to increase brand awareness and attract more customers. This practical workshop will break down and simplify the marketing strategies and processes you need to succeed.
INFO/ STATS - Barriers for women
The Women’s Business Council – Deloitte LLP (April 2016)
Drawing on research and conversations with successful women entrepreneurs across the UK,
some key underlying barriers to entrepreneurship were identified as often limiting the ability for women to scale and succeed:
"1. A lower level of self‑belief and lower appetite for risk compared with equivalent male entrepreneurs;
2. A self‑perception by women that they lack ability in key business functions;
3. Limited access to relevant role models, quality mentors and professional networks
Female entrepreneurship: findings
5.7% of working-age women were engaged in early stage entrepreneurial activity in 2014, compared to more than 10% of working-age men
Longevity rates of women’s businesses are lower than those set up by men
Report calls for a Women’s Enterprise Academy to provide leadership and network development opportunities for the most ambitious and talented women entrepreneurs.
The impact on the UK economy
Currently, fewer than 6% of working-age women are engaged in early stage entrepreneurial activity, compared to more than 10% of men. Increasing female participation in the sector to 10% would take the overall economic contribution of women-led SMEs to more than £180bn by 2025.
Targeted help for early stage women entrepreneurs could provide a £100bn boost to the UK economy over the next ten years."
How HH Can change the narrative:
The creation of a HH Membership to equip and train individuals to build confidence and encourage development;
Build the HH online community to provide more opportunities, access and support to exploit business opportunities for devlopment and scalability.
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Domain/Social Media Name checker
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Resources, materials and info to get started...