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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.

Natalie Campbell featured
13
Dec

How to act like a badass entrepreneur

We could all use some entrepreneurial swagger in our lives and at the recent Working Girls Network event, Badass Women’s Hour’s, Natalie Campbell, shared some badass principles that hold the secret to taking control of your career, your relationships, even your perceptions of yourself. Here’s a collection of advice from the award winning entrepreneur herself....
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Siddharth Shankar CEO featured
22
Nov

‘Brexit attracted me to Britain’ | Siddharth Shankar

Siddharth Shankar is the CEO of innovative company Tails Trading, which enables British SMEs to successfully export their goods to the Asian market. Tails Trading is currently partnering with around 250 British SMEs to market and sell their brands in the growing pan-Asian market, covering a wide range of products including luxury goods, technology and...
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Sharon Baker featured
09
Nov

Scaling new heights | Sharon Baker

By Sharon Baker, co-founder of adtech gurus, Mighty Social Scaling up business is a wonderful thing, it means greater opportunities, expanded horizons and, of course, a growing and thriving team. It is what my co-founder and I had always envisioned for our adtech company. What I was less prepared for was the conscious effort required...
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entrepreneur-featured
02
Nov

Making space for some side-hustle: Tackling mental health and wellbeing amidst shifting employee expectations

Jo Lyall, Managing Director, Mindshare UK With recent news outlining the six steps to take to improve your work/life balance, it’s clear that juggling the demands of work and personal interests is a hot topic. Work cultures are changing to adapt to employee needs, with flexi-working rapidly becoming the norm as we realise that pursuing...
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Riya Grover, entrepreneur featured
22
Oct

Being a mother has made me a better entrepreneur

Riya Grover, CEO and co-founder of Feedr (www.teamfeedr.com) Last year, as I was closing the seed investment round for our startup Feedr, I found out I was pregnant. The daunting question ensued of whether it is possible to juggle diaper bags and a laptop bag? I looked to role models in the press for inspiration...
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woman working on a laptop Innovate UK featured
17
Oct

Easy ways to innovate for your existing or future buyers

Innovation is a word that appears on the ‘wish list’ of most companies I work with – often accompanied by ‘IP’. Companies seem baffled by what they should be doing in this area and get worried about the expense. But well-thought through innovation which can, in turn, lead to you owning more intellectual property (IP)...
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10
Oct

Why managing mental health is a key entrepreneurial skill

It’s a well quoted statistic that one in four people suffer from mental health problems. I would hazard a guess that this may be even higher in fast-growing and owner-managed businesses. Which makes it a critical topic for entrepreneurs to think about, for themselves and the people they bring into their business. Why is this...
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young graduate woman being interviewed for a job featured
10
Oct

How to hire your first employee

Congratulations – your business is growing and you’re ready to hire your first member of staff. But hold on before you dive head-first into a recruitment drive. Many business experts advise caution when hiring your first employee, and for good reason. Whilst a new employee may well help drive your business goals, hiring the wrong...
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