Women Entrepreneurs

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Can Be an Entrepreneur

Andrew Devenport | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

Eric Ries, in his book "The Lean Startup", states that mistakes are beneficial to the development process of a new business. However, he says that it is important to fail as soon as possible and to learn as quickly as possible! In other words, entrepreneurs should keep their failures small and should also eliminate them while they are not creating bigger problems..

A Woman's Life Balance: Lynne Franks

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

After a highly successful career in PR, which included the creation of London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards, Lynne Franks has become a champion of women's empowerment, sustainable business practices, and social justice issues.

What the Heck Is PR, Anyway?

Claire Mitchell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Mitchell

You've heard people talking about PR, 'oooh you MUST use PR in your marketing' or 'I'm going to outsource my PR' but what does it even mean? PR is public relations. Which still doesn't really mean anything.

My Millennial Heroines: What We Can Learn From Generation Y's Leading Ladies

Frances Dickens | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

In my view there is nothing quite as empowering for women as real life examples of other women's success. And it's important to look across the age spectrum to find examples of inspiring women.

Cashews, Co-ops and Constantine: One Woman Entrepreneur's Remarkable Story

Konaté Issa | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Konaté Issa

Against the odds, she completed primary school and moved to Côte d'Ivoire's second largest town, Bouaké, to become secretary to a local pharmacy and learn business administration.

Three Changes That Will Help 'Make It Happen' This International Women's Day

Cherie Blair | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

I firmly believe that women possess a wonderful ability to get things done, which is why the theme of this year's International Women's Day - 'Make It Happen' - feels so fitting. I set up my Foundation for Women in 2008, with a focus on empowering women in developing and emerging economies to create and grow their own businesses. I settled on this particular issue because I believe that economic security unlocks huge opportunities for women, enabling them to make positive choices over their own lives and the lives of their children.

Never Skype Naked and Other Life Lessons

Monica Parker | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Parker

There have been small lessons (like learning the hard way that it isn't clever to Skype in your skivvies). And there are the big lessons that might make the difference between making it from one quarter to the next.

Female Entrepreneurs Helping to Drive the Economic Recovery

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

One of the most encouraging things to emerge from the scheme is the number of female applicants. A third of all our lending has gone to women, bucking the national trend which currently stands at around 17% of all business start-ups being created by women.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Lynn Bardowski

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

For Lynn Bardowski, candles literally lit the way from a "successful" corporate career that was draining and unsatisfying to a multimillion-dollar revenue-generating direct sales entrepreneurial enterprise that fulfilled a personal dream.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Sandra Yancey

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

To care for her mind, body, and spirit, she keeps a gratitude journal, meditates, exercises (including her first sprint triathlon in 2014), and "eats healthy." She does this, not from a selfish perspective, but from a responsibility perspective - she says this is what she is responsible for in her life.

A New Venture

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been a while since my last blog post and a lot has changed over the last few months. My previous posts were all about being a graduate and how I was coping with the shock of the real world. Well, I'm still coping with the shock of the real world but as it's 2015 and indeed a good six months since I graduated, I think I must officially call myself a grown up...

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Glenda Newell-Harris

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

The Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back article series focuses on women who have mastered the art of creating and maintaining a business that sustains and enriches every aspect of their lives. The fourth pillar of Arianna Huffington's Third Metric - Giving - figures prominently in their lives and is supported by their multi-million dollar businesses

Why You Should Keep Showing Up, Even When No One Else Does

Stephanie Holland | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

This morning I hosted a free online class {live webinar} to which not one of the registrants showed up. How would you respond to the same situation?

How to Startup With the Right Idea

Stephanie Holland | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

You have an idea, maybe more than one, so which one do you start with and how can you be sure it's the right one?

There Is No Such Thing as a Typical Tech Entrepreneur - Here's Proof

Neela Bettridge | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Tech
Neela Bettridge

It's the classic entrepreneur's dilemma: the bank has called in its loan, and you have two weeks to find a sizeable sum of money. What do you do? If you're Rebecca Harding, you take the dog for a walk. The irony of where she ended up that day -- at Beachy Head, a famous spot for suicides -- was not lost on her.

New EU VAT Regs Seriously Threaten Small Businesses

Soozi Baggs | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Soozi Baggs

There are several issues with the logistics of this - especially for micro businesses (a business being run by a single person) using the most basic sales software.

Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back: Marie Forleo

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

The Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back article series focuses on women who have mastered the art of creating and maintaining a business that sus...

Five Things I Need to Know Right Now (as An Aspiring Entrepreneur)

Stephanie Holland | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

The gap between the hindsight of successful entrepreneurs and the need-to-know of aspiring entrepreneurs is light years.

Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back: Jessica Herrin

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

'I want to continue the conversation about women and work, success, and happiness. I want to create solutions and cultivate a joyous, supportive, and energizing community. I want to make as much of a positive difference in the lives of other women as possible during my own precious time on this planet...'

Mobile Phones Drive Women's Economic Empowerment in Developing Countries

Sevi Simavi | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Tech
Sevi Simavi

Businesswomen in developing countries face countless barriers on their path to economic and social empowerment. However, SMS on mobile phones can literally transform lives as it is a cost effective and efficient way to deliver information and skills to women entrepreneurs in rural areas.

A Manifesto for Every Woman

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

I have carried our the same research with over 1200 participants and the answer is clear! reveals that success for women definitely includes the Third Matrix as much as career and financial success. Here's a few examples:

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Bernadette Coleman

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Bernadette confesses that she sometimes feels swallowed up by all of the responsibility of her business and the rest of her life. She says she can become so exhausted that she can't sleep, and yet when the next day comes and presents its new challenges, she looks forward to it - each day is different, exciting, and fun!

How to Channel Your Inner Richard Branson

Stephanie Holland | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When we finally break free from the 9-5 something pretty funny happens: We bring the same habits and routines into our startup, including whatever version of the 9-5 we have been living.

Why I Am an Accidental Entrepreneur

Lynne Parker | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Lynne Parker

Falling back on my journalistic training, a surprisingly successful 25 career as a public relations consultant followed, during which I developed the courage and confidence to promote my own business as well as those of my clients. By the time I accidentally became a 'comedy producer', I had accumulated a wealth of experience and a collection of useful skills to grow my own brand.

What My Mentors Taught Me

Frances Dickens | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Dickens

The bottom line is that you've got to be tough if you're leading a company -people's livelihoods and careers depend on you making cool, calm decisions. Christine and Annie are both very calm under pressure. Come to think of it I've met way more panicky blokes at the top than panicky women.