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Female Entrepreneurs
Step Up Virgin Start Up
11
Jun

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Virgin StartUp are looking for female founders

Virgin StartUp is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs, founded by Sir Richard Branson, providing support for entrepreneurs looking to start, fund and scale a business. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? StepUp by Virgin StartUp is a two-day pre-accelerator programme for female founders looking to scale their start-up. Over...
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Make It Your Business featured
11
Jun

British Library partners with Make It Your Business to support women entrepreneurs across the UK

The non-profit organisation Make It Your Business teams up with the British Library’s network of Business & IP Centres to launch a national roadshow of informal talks and networking events for women entrepreneurs, set to tour in UK libraries. Established by entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster Alison Cork, Make It Your Business runs a regular programme...
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10
Jun

Win £2,000 for your business idea with Back Her Business

Crowdfunder are looking for women who want to crowdfund to get started in business. Only one in three entrepreneurs in the UK are women. Crowdfunder want to change that by supporting more women to start businesses. Crowdfunder has teamed up with NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank to develop and run Back Her...
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Lorraine Kelly featured
23
May

What can self-employed women in the city learn from Lorraine Kelly?

HMRC suffered a set-back in March as TV host Lorraine Kelly successfully appealed against its decision to recover £1.2million of unpaid PAYE and NIC deductions against fees paid to her through her personal services company Albatel for the services she had provided to ITV for her Lorraine and Daybreak shows. HMRC had considered that IR35...
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Rachel Pic take yourself seriously featured
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 can be an excellent starting point,...
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Robert Jenrick featured
08
Mar

“International Women’s Day is a chance for us to celebrate the brilliant women who have shaped the modern world” | The Exchequer Secretary speaks out on the Rose Report

The Exchequer Secretary, Robert Jenrick has spoken out about the findings of today’s Rose Report. Marking International Women’s Day, Jenrick delivered a speech at the Royal Bank of Scotland on the report. Alison Rose, Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings and CEO, Commercial & Private Banking, has set out the findings and recommendations of the independent...
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sad business woman diversity featured
08
Mar

Alison Rose Review urges banks to publish data on funding for female entrepreneurs

A new review has urged banks to publish its data on the funding available for female entrepreneurs as part of a new voluntary investor code. The Investing in Female Entrepreneurs Code commits all financial institutions to the principle of gender equality and transparent reporting of gender funding data. NatWest, Lloyds Banking Group, UK Finance and...
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women in business featured
08
Mar

Women-led businesses are driving force of the UK economy

Women-led businesses contributed a sensational £27.3 billion in turnover to the UK economy over the course of 2018, a research report by ed-tech charity Founders4Schools shows. The report, which maps performance of
the fastest-growing women-led businesses across the UK, with a turnover of £1 million to £250 million, reveals that 44 per cent of women-led businesses...
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