I was so excited to be on the panel this week at the launch of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness campaign, which is designed to inspire and support female entrepreneurs and female-led small businesses.
Research by Facebook and The Federation of Small Businesses shows shows that there are many women who want to set up a business, but confidence and skills are a barrier. Having started Love Give Ink alone from home on a shoestring budget, I know how determined you have to be to make it work and what a difference even a small amount of advice and support can make.
As part of the campaign, Facebook are working with Enterprise Nation to provide training to 10,000 women with a dedicated programme of nationwide events and online courses. They’ve also pooled lots of useful resources and inspiring case studies from women who have been there and done it – so handy! Check out the #SheMeansBusiness site to get involved and the video about us here and below.
I am so proud to be part of this brilliant campaign for female founders, which I think feels even more important with everything going on in the world right now. Let’s share what we know, and offer whatever support we can to other women who are looking to start out. Only a fifth of UK businesses are run by women, which is just not enough. Let’s try and change that in 2017!