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Unlocking the potential of female entrepreneurs with a new ‘self-assessment’ kit

Despite a dramatic increase in the number of women starting a business in the UK, women here are still lagging behind other more mature entrepreneurial communities. Women in the US are still twice as likely to start a business as British women. MP Lorely Burt’s recent report Inclusive Support for Women in Enterprise, concluded that if support meted out by Government Departments and local authorities were ‘inclusive’, it could lift Britain’s GDP by 10 per cent by 2030. Gender gap According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of …

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How to succeed in tech – top tips from 6 female founders

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to some of the women taking the UK tech scene by storm. These women are heading up some of the biggest technology companies in London, running extremely successful websites that help female entrepreneurs to network, and are founding some of the most successful up and coming start-ups in the UK. We got in touch to find out what their secret to success is and discovered they all have one thing in common; these women will never put a limit on what they believe they …

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Women Unlimited Business Club Leader

Are you our next Business Club Leader?

Thank you so much for your interest in finding out more about being a Women Unlimited Business Club leader.   The video above is from our Thrive Conference and features Claire Portis, our Hampstead Club Leader and she shares what it means to be a club leader for her. What is the Women Unlimited Business Club? It combines the power of networking with useful targeted training that helps our members build and grow their business. Running a business can be challenging, particularly if you are doing it by yourself.  And …

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Your Stories: Magical You

Today we hear from Catherine Tapponnier, the owner or Magical You. Since March 2011 Catherine has been giving women the tools and information to help them organise and simplify their lives. Her aim is to support women to free up time and energy for them to enjoy more of the things they are passionate about. 1. What drove you to start your own business?  What was the turning point?  I co-authored and edited a self-help book for sufferers of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I also suffered from, for almost 10 …

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Toxic culture killing our female workforce

Culture and values clash is the main reason women quit corporate life! Two thirds of those earning less, say they would not return even for more money… Starting up my new venture, targeted at women who have left the corporate world to set up their own business, I decided to conduct research to discover more about this niche. Why would someone leave the perceived security of a corporate job with a regular pay check, benefits and comradeship to step into the uncertain world of business ownership, especially in these troubled …

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From Dream to Done: 3 Essential Ingredients

Have you ever had a dream? One that you keep somewhere in the back of your mind as something you’d love to do ‘someday’? Someday is a safe place to hide dreams. Safe from the scrutiny of whether it’s doable, if you have what it takes, whether it would work. Safe from the pressures of having to justify or validate your dream, answering to questions of ‘how’, ‘when’, ‘where’ or even ‘why’. Someday is where dreams are safe. Where everything is possible, but nothing ever gets done. At the time …

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Want More Visibility? Go Create the News!

With 15,000 new UK businesses registering every month*, you definitely want to stand out and be visible to your target audience. One thing you do not want is to belong to the “Broke and Best Kept Secret” crowd! So what’s a savvy woman business owner to do? I say, take charge of your own visibility. Do not wait to be in the news; create the news, just like celebrities do! Now, I’m not talking about feats such as Janet Jackson’s wardrobe mishap or Tom Cruise’s sofa jumping! These are the …

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Get Stuck In: Maximum Engagement with your Website Visitors

If you have a savvy web designer you will hopefully be leveraging your search engine optimisation strategies to get your site found. But too many business owners drop the ball at that point and fail to make the most of the golden opportunity they have once visitors actually arrive at the site. What your website does. A lot of website owners get confused about what a website is for. To cut it back to its bare bones, your website is there to create 3 outcomes You want to create engagement …

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Just what is your website delivering?

We invest so much time, money and effort in our websites as they are (quite rightly) a showcase for our business offering.  But how well do we measure this investment?  Do we make the most of the analytics available and do we really understand the role and value our site has in our customers’ purchasing processes? Is the money we’ve invested generating the stream of quality sales and new business leads we’d hoped for? What are you measuring? It’s tempting, when trying to measure our website, to focus too much …

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Magnetise your Website without any Bells or Whistles

You can hire the best web designer in town and add on every bell and whistle known to man; but if your web site lacks a compelling, client-magnetic messaging, it will not make you much money. In fact, it may not make you any money at all! So what, you may be thinking, makes for compelling, client-magnetic messaging? I shall return the question to you: What would grab and hold your attention on a website? What would make you keep coming back and telling others about it? From years of …

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