She Can Coworking space and community for women
Workspace and networking community for women in local businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and social enterprise project managers.
Collaboration, support, partnerships and promotion in a friendly, comfortable work studio with high speed broadband, printer, scanner, free tea and coffee.
Daily rates, or monthly membership packages.
Free spaces available for social enterprise projects, and women not in employment.
Enterprise Enfield offers a wide range of business support services and facilities specifically designed to encourage, guide, inform and inspire people to be successful in business.
- Expert business advice and guidance for start ups and established business owners
- Business seminars including: Business Planning for Success, Smart Marketing for Small Businesses, Financial Forecasting Without Fear, Social Media Introduction and New Biz Know How.
- A Business Hub providing a range of services including: working space, hot desks with free wi fi, meeting and training room hire, seminars and networking events, professional correspondence address and mailbox facilities and a weekly business discussion, advice and support group.
- The RSA Trust Inspiring Women Programme
- Access to finance – including Start Up Loans
- Low cost premises
- Access to networking events and groups
My name is Nadia Finer, and I specialise in strategy and support for start-ups and solopreneurs. I work with private coaching clients all over the world, I run a group mastermind called the Actionista Academy and I’m also a start-up mentor at City University. Oh – and I’ve just launched a podcast for entrepreneurs called Little Voice Big Business.
I believe in action; positive, irrefutable, forward-moving action… even when the odds are stacked against you. Some call me the success whisperer and with me on your side, you’ll finally be able to turn your start-up dreams into a reality.
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Wenta is a ‘not for profit’ organisation whose purpose is to promote enterprise skills and awareness across Herts, Beds and beyond.
We offer a diverse range of business support services to both start-up and existing businesses. These services inlcude start-up business advice, mentoring, business incubation centres, training course, education programmes and business centre premises.
Wenta run the Sapphire Network, a networking group to support business women in Herts and Beds.
Menta provides free business advice and support to Suffolk based businesses. This includes working with micro and small businesses both start-up and existing. We provide a wide range of subsidised three hour training sessions at various locations across Suffolk. Subjects include, finance, marketing, selling, social media, taking on staff, press releases and working from home. Our courses cost from £10 to £25 each.
Menta hosts monthly business networking sessions at various locations in Suffolk. There is no membership fee just informal, friendly networking for just £2 per meeting.
From our Suffolk offices in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill we rent out on easy-in, easy-out terms over 40 business units and offices and provide a virtual tenancies.
SJM Coaching and Training provides coaching, leadership development and inspiration and practical support to women who want to start and run their own businesses through a community collaboration called Cotswold Women in Business.
Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Recruitment and Management support which includes Coaching and Mentoring as well as a ‘hands on’ approach. Over the years we have developed collaborative working practices with many agencies and key stakeholders to ensure that clients receive the best possible support for business and personal growth. We support businesses with strategy and development allowing them to continue to grow and progress.
Oyster Consultancy works with many different types of organisations – in particular female led enterprises – including start up and small businesses as well as Social Enterprises, Charities and Infrastructure organisations and is a BIG Assist (NCVO) Approved Supplier as well as a recommended Growth Voucher Advisor.
Passionate about Customer Service and delivers expertise and knowledge in Business Development, Marketing, Client Relationship Management, Recruitment and associated skills in both Private and Public Sector organisations. Successful partnership working at Director and Senior Management level as well as supporting local enterprise initiatives and business growth.
At Oyster Consultancy we are a female led business and many of our Associates are women. We are passionate about the ability to offer and support women in business to overcome some of the hurdles that stop them achieving their full potential – we believe the Charter for Women In Business raises awareness of the exceptional and extensive level of support available to accomplish this.
Oyster Consultancy has supported commercial and social businesses, many founded and led by female entrepreneurs. We also developed a ‘Women Mean Business’ Support and Training Programme for female entrepreneurs in South Yorkshire as part of the RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise Programme. We have also successfully created training and mentoring sessions for a South Yorkshire Women In Business project funded by the Success Doncaster Programme. Many of these clients have gone on to grow and diversify their businesses as well as increase their levels of confidence in the enterprise arena.
Lower Rudyerd Street North Shields NE29 6NG
Sustainable Enterprise Strategies (SES) is a social enterprise with over three decades of practical business experience in supporting social enterprises, and the growth of self-employment within the North East. The development of enterprise skills, the growth of self-employment offers people routes out of inequality and poverty.
The vision of SES is: “To use enterprise as a vehicle for the creation of a fairer society through the alleviation of inequality and poverty, to underpin our work by a evidence-based approach”.
SES’s work is verified by independent Social Accounting and Audit Process, which evidenced that in 2014 we:
- 324 micro business were created, 82% of which were long-term unemployed, 48% (Almost triple the national average) were female and 2 year survival rates of 70%
- SES directly supports 245 Social Enterprises; their combined workforce is 2,320 of which 85% were from hard-pressed communities, 85% of these social enterprises were ‘owned’ and/or directed by women, again higher that the national average for female social enterprises
Core activities that SES delivers are:
- Social Enterprise start-up and growth, via business planning, growth and opportunity planning services.
- Micro enterprise start-up business advice and support services.
- Capital and Revenue business Feasibility case and business Plan, Investment Readiness
- Provision of Social Enterprise Workspace The Mission North Tyneside & Co-op Centre Sunderland
SES has two existing programmes that focus on women and enterprise Namely: “Women Out Of Poverty Into Enterprising” (WOOPIE) a RBS sponsored initiative the aims of the project 1) Support Women Out Of Poverty Into Enterprising activities, 2) Improving the economic resilience of communities 3) Enable economic resilience among disadvantaged women 4) Promote positive entrepreneurial role models among women and their families. This 12 month pilot project has worked with 150 women who live within poverty and furtherest removed from the labour market, 54 of them have created new business and further 50 went on to additional training courses and mentoring.
We wanted to address the gender imbalance with regard to business start-up, we produced a report ‘The Role of Women’s Businesses in Local Economic Resilience’ 2012 based on 140 completed questionnaire by women, 3 X women only focus groups and desk research. The large majority of respondents were living in poverty / jobless – the women highlighted that future enterprise projects that are to targeted to women living in poverty should include these elements:
Support via enterprise mentors and/or buddies
Benefit, debt and tax credit advice
Health and Wealth MOT Checks
Meeting other businesses
Free/low cost accountancy
More Enterprise Courses
Provide confidence building via peers
This work has informed us in our enterprise roll outs for 2013-15, resulting in better performance of getting more disadvantaged women into self-employment.
Banana Enterprise Network is a registered charity and social enterprise based in Greater Manchester. We offer high quality grass root level “pre” pre-self-employment support to unemployed people who are struggling to find a job and who would like to learn more about what self-employment/starting a business is all about.
We provide workshops and accredited courses (subject to funding) but more importantly, we provide that much needed one to one support from accredited, supportive and empathetic Business Advisors who have experience of running their own business. We tailor our support to the needs of each individual client. We support people who are unemployed, people with disabilities, ex-service personnel, ex-offenders, single parents and women for example.
We also provide support to new and existing businesses too (donation required for this service).
Leadership development including executive coaching, team development, e-learning programmes, facilitation and business growth consulting. CPD accredited courses and bespoke programmes. Professional accredited leadership coach with the International Coaching Federation, EBW advanced team facilitator, Stakeholder-centred accredited coach, Business Expert on Business Growth Services, accredited Competitive Intelligence professional with SCIP, accredited Transition Change Manager with William Bridges, The Linkage Group.
The Heart of Work is a career and leadership consultancy run by Felicity Dwyer. I help women (and men) to forge successful careers doing work they enjoy, and which allows them to live the lives they choose.
I also help people to develop leadership skills and confidence so they can manage others more effectively. I work with both individuals and with organisations, and offer the following services.
Clarity in Career Transition
An in-depth programme for people at a career crossroads. You may be returning to the workplace after a break, or considering options after redundancy. Or you may want to re-evaluate what you do for a living and where you would like to go next in your working life. This programme is called Firework and has been running for over 10 years, helping people find clarity and direction.
You may also choose a shorter career coaching programmes to help you think through a specific decision, for example whether to go self-employed, or follow a particular career path.
Building Leadership Skills & Confidence
Leadership skills are essential for managers, and equally valuable for those in other leadership roles, for example trustees or board members. I have a particular interest in the leadership issues facing women.
For individuals moving into a leadership role, I can help you become more effective and confident, and to achieve a national qualification in leadership if you wish.
For organisations, I can run accredited or bespoke programmes for you in-house. These courses are particularly suitable for middle-managers and for those who are moving into leadership and management roles, and want to get it right from the start. Leadership isn’t just for chief executives and top teams, it is valuable at all levels of an organisation. It is also essential for people running small enterprises as they move from being a “one-woman or one-man” band into growth, and taking on staff.
RenewYou is an established one-day personal development and confidence building course, exclusively for women. Commissioning RenewYou is a cost effective way to develop women at any level within your organisation. The course encourages self-awareness and effective goal setting, and enables women to move forward professionally with greater clarity and confidence. RenewYou is copyright of Changing People Ltd and delivered under licence.
Felicity Dwyer has run her own consultancy and coaching business since 2003, and has been working in career and management development for 15 years.
Felicity is a Member of both the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. She is also an Associate Member of the CIPD and a licensed Firework career coach. She holds management, coaching and training qualifications and is deeply committed to continual personal and professional development.
Business support and advice
We provide business advice, support and where possible information relating to financial assistance available to new and aspiring female entrepreneurs across the Humber region. We differ in our capacity to offer business as well as personal development skills because of our many years of practical experience
Join the network
Welcome – we are a network for women in business and those who are entrepreneurial in spirit regardless of their occupation.
We were established in 2004 and have helped create and nurture many hundreds of new businesses run by women.
At each meeting you will have the opportunity to promote your business and share experiences with like minded women. Always bring plenty of business cards and literature with you. For a small fee you can specifically ‘showcase’ your business to the group during our meeting.
There is no joining fee, just £5 to cover meeting costs and refreshments.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, 10.00 to 12.00.
Venue: Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, 34-38 Beverley Road, Hull HU3 1YE.
For more details about any of Women’s Enterprise in the Humber’s services, contact Maureen Foers OBE.
The FutureProof Foundation is an organisation whose mission is to make the lives of others infinitely better. We’re succeeding. We help modern day entrepreneurs and leaders create a business and life they love. We do this through training, coaching and mentoring.
Founded by Taravat Taher-Zadeh, TTC is a boutique international Consultancy, Interim & Project Management practice offering flexible and value-added business and marketing solutions.
Taravat has been a strong advocate of and lobbyist for the Micro and SME business sectors for over 15 years both in the UK and internationally. She has also actively participated in a number of initiatives and consultations, including championing and promoting women in business.
Our experience spans private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and government organisations, with over 80 emerging and developed economies.
Our services include:
– Business Development, Transformation & Change Management
– Partnership Alliance & Channel Development
– Marketing, Market Positioning & Campaign Management
Membership Organisations: Member, Institute of Directors; Companion, Institute of Interim Management; Fellow, Chartered Management Institute; Member, Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Senate Member, The Genesis Initiative. And now, proudly a Founding Member of the Charter for Women!
Marketing mentoring, business coaching, business consultancy
I am a business coach, marketing mentor and your cheerleader in chief. If you are a woman, who runs her micro/small business from her kitchen table, then I’m here to work with you!”
I use a unique four pillar method –
CLARITY, FOCUS, STRATEGY, and ACCOUNTABILITY
I will help you to get clear on your vision, goals and clients. I work with you to ensure your business is developed to help you achieve your dreams.
I love working with women in business who want to make a difference and are passionate about what they do.
So if you want to get motivated, stop feeling overwhelmed and are ready to commit to your dreams let’s get started!
We want to see a better world, powered by women. A world where women are positively valued as full civic, political and economical participants.
We help women social entrepreneurs make a positive impact on people and planet by enabling them to learn, lead and connect.
What kind of women?
Women driving change whether they are:
- Working within the corporate world
- Growing a social business
- Leading social or environmental campaigns, networks, and development programmes.
How we do this?
By offering practical help through:
- Connecting 1 million women social entrepreneurs globally
- Business incubation and start up readiness programmes
- Personal and professional coaching
- Conscious Innovation – Rapid Prototyping retreats
- Award programme (currently in collaboration with the Womanity Foundation)
Woodglade Consulting offers specialist business support and executive coaching to women in Birmingham and the West Midlands. We focus on 3 core areas of coaching: Your Life, Your Career and Your Business. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their full potential both personally and professionally.
FREE face to face business support, an online information portal and telephone helpline is now available across the region. The New Anglia Growth Hub is a central point for businesses and individuals across Norfolk and Suffolk, and provides a simple and easy route to business support. Businesses seeking to grow and individuals wishing to establish a new business are able to access help and advice via the telephone, online, and through a team of professional Business Growth Advisors. Our Business Growth Advisers have access to hundreds of business services, including grants, resource efficiency, mentoring and coaching, finance, and tax advice. They can also support businesses to access faster broadband and make better use of existing broadband services.
Jaluch is a practical, commercial and plain-speaking HR and training company. We’re passionate about HR, training and business. Jaluch has a strong reputation for the quality of its work and for its unique and trusted training. Jaluch MD, Helen Jamieson has been working in the industry for over 17 years.
Jaluch has created a innovative training product called Bags of Learning, they are a range of quality, pre-prepared management and professional skills courses. Everything a trainer needs to deliver the course is included inside the Bag! ILM Certification is available.
For a full range of services, please visit our website.