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Julie Hall

We’re back – and we’re totally focussed on you!

After a short hiatus and following on from Julie’s blog on the closing of the Women Unlimited Business Clubs, I’m pleased to say we’re back and totally focussed on supporting YOU as women in business. Every business goes through re-invention and iterations and Women Unlimited is no different. I’m so pleased to have been asked back as Editor and am totally committed to making this the Go To site that works for you. We welcome your comments and feedback so please feel free to be an active part of this community. There will be some changes …

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Boost your business and enter The Pitch

Women Unlimited have just joined The Pitch as an event partner.   We’ve put our name behind this fantastic event because we think it is a great opportunity for you to get business support and promote your business.  Click here to enter now. The Pitch, in partnership with BusinessZone.co.uk, invites entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas and pitch to a panel of experts for the chance to win £50,000 worth of business support.  Eighty entrepreneurs will be selected from across the UK to compete at ‘The Pitch Live’, a two-day …

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Challenging perceptions: Funny Women’s Charity Challenge

Funny Women launches 10th Anniversary Charity Challenge! Challenging Perceptions: Thursday 8th March 2012, International Women’s Day,Grange Hotel, St Paul’s, City of London Who says women aren’t funny? Funny Women, the leading female comedy brand in the UK, celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year by challenging 10 high profile women from the worlds of business, media and academia to perform stand up for the first time in their lives. 10 women will be performing a stand-up Comedy Challenge supporting 10 charitable causes helped by 10 women’s networks. The event, which will …

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Big Venture Challenge launched with £1.2m prize fund

On Monday the Big Venture Challenge was launched, a competition to find 25 of the nation’s most ambitious social entrepreneurs and give them the chance to fast-track their ventures to the next level.  The initiative, run by UnLtd and supported by the Big Lottery Fund and the Millennium Awards Trust, offers more than £1.2m of capital investment to the winners of the nation-wide ‘Dragons Den’ style competition. The competition runs in three stages.  In stage one, which opens today, the search is on to find 25 winning entrepreneurs. These winners …

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UK small business competitions 2011

It’s competition time…

We are coming into the spring, which means it’s competition time!  Here are a few of the competitions that you can enter as a small business owner.  Some have a financial reward for the winners, and some just prestige, but competitions are a great way to build profile for your business. T-Mobile Small Business Competition On  1st March T-Mobile launched a competition for small businesses with a £2k first prize; It

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Bitsy marketplace

Bitsy: New small business marketplace launched

Business support company launches “friendly” business website Bitsy Bitsy (http://bitsythis.com) is described as “the friendliest business to business marketplace on the web” – and it was started following conversations on the social network Twitter.  Launched by business support company Enterprise Nation, Bitsy is a new website to help small business owners sell their services – and make friends. San Sharma of Enterprise Nation said: “Social media websites, like Twitter, have allowed us to grow closer to our community. “What we’ve found is that small business owners want a way to …

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Authenticity the key for new entrepreneurs, expert claims

Entrepreneurs who are true to themselves at all times stand the greatest chance of success when starting a business, it has been claimed. Writing for the Democrat and Chronicle, Enid Arbelo said businesspeople should use all their previous life experience when setting up a company, drawing on both positive and negative incidents where applicable.

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SME bosses urged to familiarise themselves with the law

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners should ensure they have some idea of how the law affects their activities as an entrepreneur, it has been claimed. Writing for Bytestart, Angel’s Den founder Bill Morrow noted that every SME founder must be prepared to face “the harsh realities of the business world” and gain the knowledge required to bring their ideas to fruition.

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Female start-up founders offered business growth tips

Growing a business is an achievable ambition if female entrepreneurs remain focused on their end goals, it has been claimed. Writing for WomenEntrepreneur.com, industry commentator Maria Orozova said a number of basic steps come to mind when talking about business expansion. Based upon her own experience as the founder of boutique design studio MOD, she said that maintaining relationships, staying current and knowing your limitations are all essential. In addition, Ms Orozova claimed that businesspeople need to develop discipline and spend intelligently if they want their company to thrive. She …

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