WOMEN UNLIMITED IS EXPANDING ACROSS THE UK TO PROVIDE LOCAL FEMALE BUSINESSES WITH TRAINING AND PEER GROUP SUPPORT
Women Unlimited is expanding across the UK and launching additional local Business Clubs to assist the exploding numbers of Female-led enterprises. The Women Unlimited Team are running a road show of recruitment days through April and early May in London, Bristol and Birmingham in search for local business leaders to open up Business Clubs in their local areas. Details of venues and dates can be found at http://www.womenunlimitedworldwide.com/are-you-our-next-business-club-leader/.
The new club regions are to add to the existing clubs in Croydon, Enfield, Goole, Hamstead, Harrogate, Hastings, Lambeth, Milton Keynes, St. Albans, Stratford, Wandsworth and Wimbledon already providing local women entrepreneurs with coaching mentoring and training to tailor to their individual businesses. The Women Unlimited Business Clubs give women run businesses owner structured training programmes based around the three pillars of marketing, business strategy and personal effectiveness, and addresses the issue of working in isolation by providing a robust support community to share knowledge and best practice.
Despite the economic downturn, the number of female-led businesses and entrepreneurs has steadily increased since the global economic downturn. The number of women owned businesses has increased from 14% to 19% in the last 3 years (1).
Julie Hall, Founder of Women Unlimited: “Women owned businesses are exploding across the UK. The government’s decision to focus only on larger businesses is misguided and has left a huge support gap for a thriving part of the UK economy. Micro businesses (defined as 1-9 employees), contribute a large part of all business revenues to the UK economy and yet as a group, they are largely ignored.
“Over 5 years ago it was identified that many women were isolated, struggling to make a profit and unsure about what they needed to do to build a successful micro business. Her findings, along a recent report from the Federation of Small Business (1) referring to ‘the power of small business in the local economy’, suggest that women who run successful businesses are more likely to a) motivate, support, mentor and help grow other women’s businesses and b) invest back into their local communities economically and culturally, by creating viable and sustainable enterprises.”
With the explosion of business networks all following the same traditional formula, Women Unlimited is offering something different that is focused on training and growth.The Women Unlimited Business Clubs are a rare and invaluable blend of business seminars, masterminding and valuable connections. They provide an environment that caters to women who are serious about their business growth enabling them to develop their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge while benefitting from the support and feedback of a wider forum of entrepreneurs.
- Department for Business innovation & Skills. Small Business Survey 2012
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Notes to the Editor:
Some of the towns/cities that we are particularly interested in launching business clubs are: Brighton, Guildford, Southhampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Norwich, Northampton, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, York, Central London and West London.
About Women Unlimited:
Women Unlimited is a business that is focussed upon supporting women on their journey to creating and sustaining a successful business, either as a sole trader or limited company. This is currently delivered through the Women Unlimited Business Clubs, both face-to-face and online. It also has a lively community of female business owners and entrepreneurs who engage on the Women Unlimited website, Google+ Hangouts and forums. Women Unlimited also hosts the UK’s largest conference for women in business, the THRIVE conference, held on International Women’s Day each year.
Women Unlimited is a catalyst for change, and works in partnership with other business support groups and organisations that support entrepreneurship. It’s a conduit to help women achieve their aims; whether to start their own home-based business, or build a million pound company.
This is an incredibly exciting time for women in business, with so much potential for growth and Women Unlimited is at the forefront of that change.
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