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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.

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12
Apr

Setting up a business and handling setbacks

Article provided by Margo Leftly, Founder and Director, Healthier Recruitment In any career, you’re bound to encounter setbacks, whether these be a result of your own actions or someone else’s. If you’re in the process of launching your own business, this is going to be amplified even further. However, experience has taught me that a...
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04
Apr

Take yourself seriously | Advice for starting your own business

Over the years I have mentored a number of women who aspire to start their own small businesses. The first thing I encourage everyone to do is take themselves seriously. Many of the women that I have ‘mentored’ were keen to turn a hobby into a small business. This is can be an excellent starting...
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13
Mar

Top tips for women starting a business

If you are considering starting your own business but struggling to get your idea off the ground you are certainly not alone. Even the most motivated entrepreneurs find the early days a challenge and it’s no secret that more than half of new companies fail within the first 18 months. So whether it’s a lifelong...
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07
Mar

Start-up for your 60s?

By Erica Wolfe-Murray One of the best adventures you can have as you get older is to start your own company. Why be chained to the daily grind of a larger organisation with all its politics, jockeying for position and petty rules, when you can be your own boss? As people reach their late 40s,...
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06
Mar

What I really think about the term ‘mumpreneur’

In an ideal world, I’d be referred to as the Founder of Messy Me or simply a small business owner. However, people often want to qualify what and who they are referring to. So for those of us who run small businesses and who are also mothers, we are often known as ‘mumpreneurs’. Recently, there...
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28
Feb

Maximise your business potential by hiring temporary workers

What usually starts as a search for someone with the specialist skills necessary to meet current demand, inevitably evolves into the hunt for the purple squirrel, once factors such as culture-fit and long-term career aspirations are considered. Having spent several weeks screening candidates and several more waiting for the successful applicant to arrive, the prospect...
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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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