• Are you too afraid to start your own business?

    According to London Business School a third of the female population would start a business if it wasn’t for the fear of failure.

    A 2013 study on Women in Enterprise by RBS found that many women start businesses under-capitalised. “It’s just not lower financial capitalisation, women also have lower levels of  human (management training and experience) and social (effective networks) capital.  This under-capitalisation hinders women’s prospects and also their confidence about their ability to start a business. While studies often suggest female entrepreneurs are held back by risk aversion and low confidence, in fact it is likely that this is not an individualised problem of self-confidence but more an informed assessment about how well prepared they are.”

    So don’t be put off – be prepared!

    Here at Women & Enterprise we offer a free programme of support to women living in the Birmingham area who would like to start-up or grow their own business.  On Wednesday 8th July from 9.30-12.20 we are holding a workshop for our members who are considering starting a business. Not a member? Email hello@womenandenterprise.co.uk for an application form.

    Elizabeth Forrester of Women & Enterprise

    Elizabeth Forrester of Women & Enterprise (right) offers some advice

    Start Enterprise Workshop 8th July Click here to book via EventBrite

    Are you thinking about self-employment or starting your own business? Do you have a desire to be your own boss or do you have a great enterprise idea you’ve always wanted to try?

    Whether starting an enterprise is a lifelong passion or you’re unhappy with fitting your family around your job, this practical workshop will help you to define your idea, identify your vision and decide whether enterprise is for you.

    Who is it for?

    Women considering enterprise and social enterprise.

    This workshop covers:

    • Understanding your motivation and enterprise vision
    • Understanding the skills required for business/self-employment
    • Different types of businesses and how they work
    • Understanding the financial support available to you
    • Writing an action plan to determine your next steps

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