MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS STROUD

Thank you to everybody who attended Make it Your Business at the Sub Rooms. We had a really good turn out and a fun, inspiring evening. Make it Your Business is a not for profit organisation determined to encourage more women into business and create more female entrepreneurs. The website is here: www.makeityourbusiness.co.uk

Over 500,000 businesses are set up each year and small businesses are the back bone of our economy (approximately 96% of all businesses in the country have less than 10 employees).  Yet, we know that over half of start up companies do not have any women at all on their board and less than 2% are all female teams. 

I was pleased to see local businesses represented, members of the Stroud Businesswoman’s Network, Women in Business network, local councillors, businessmen and many more. We are very lucky to have so many great supportive groups in the area. 

The brilliant panel received much praise and need a mention: 
Kate Happle – business coach 
Sarah Phaedre Watson – Stroud News & Journal
Emma Stevens – financial expert at St James’s Place 
Jackie Mitchell – Circle2Success 
Alison Cork – MIYB founder & entrepreneur 

A big thank you to TammyLynn Photography for taking this picture. The difference compared to the pictures taken on my phone shows why professional snaps are well worth it!



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