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Entrepreneurs

In the section learn about entrepreneurial skills and how to become your own boss. Seek tips and advice on how to become an entrepreneur and skills on creating a brand, marketing your products and managing your own team.

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events. The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

Emma Van Heusen featured
21
Feb

‘Washed up at 40’ | From feeling like dead wood in the corporate world to embarking on a thriving entrepreneurial journey

From feeling like ‘dead wood’ post maternity and hitting 40, Emma Van Heusen turned her dream of owning her own business into a reality and is now a six figure business owner inspiring women globally. Mumpreneur and best-selling author shares her story and top tips with WeAreThe City – taking a very open approach to...
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19
Feb

Just starting out | A workplace that attracts and retains talent

In this regular column, Andrea Kolokasi, Head of Business Development at Workspace, highlights hints and tips for burgeoning entrepreneurs, reflecting on insights from the inspiring business leaders within Workspace’s customer network. Watching your business grow is exciting for any entrepreneur, particularly as this expansion often comes from hours of careful nurturing at the nascent start-up...
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working mum on maternity leave featured
13
Feb

Being called a ‘mumpreneur’ is patronising

‘Mumpreneur’, a real buzz term that seems to be everywhere right now. But how do we really feel about being referred to as one…? Well, it’s been nine years since I launched my business, Third Door, a family-friendly coworking space with an on-site Ofsted registered Nursery. And in those nine years I have been referred to...
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entrepreneur-featured
29
Jan

Owning IP – the secret to your business growth

By Erica Wolfe-Murray Many companies confess to not understanding what IP is. So it’s unsurprising they don’t realise how it can help build their business in a raft of different ways.  Often intellectual property is seen to be the domain of attorneys, courts and big costs – few companies and even fewer freelancers look at...
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03
Jan

Advice for setting up a small business

In the UK, the idea of setting up your own business is greatly appealing. Surveys have found the seven out of 10 of us have pondered with the idea, while four out of five 16-21-years-olds would like to be their own boss. In 2017, there were 5.7 million private sector businesses, representing a four per...
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27
Dec

Going freelance in 2019?

2019 is just around the corner and perhaps reviewing your career is at the top of your new years’ resolution list. And that might not just mean changing jobs but taking the plunge to work for yourself.   If you haven’t had the confidence to take the leap before now, Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of...
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entrepreneur-featured
18
Dec

SMEs can be bad for mental health

Michelle Wright, founder and CEO of Cause4 As an entrepreneur of a small growing business I often get asked how I find the energy to do what’s needed. It’s not something I can answer easily and fundamentally it’s the wrong question.  As Cause4 is coming up to its tenth anniversary, having employed hundreds of staff...
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entrepreneur featured
18
Dec

Why finding your niche in business matters

When you set up in business, you can’t be all things to all people. In fact, defining your niche can be a game-changer in terms of future success. Doing one thing and doing it really well is key to business success these days, in fact, I’d go as far to say that having a niche...
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