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My 'sleep out' journey to entrepreneurship

Since starting my journey by creating Social Bite when I was just 21 years old, I've learned a lot. I had to learn to think on my feet, work long hours every day, say goodbye to weekends and be surrounded by work all the time. I also learnt that that is not sustainable! But I'd have to say, I've learned the most in my last year of work within this incredible organisation, that I have to pinch myself most days to believe I co-founded. Our Sleep in the Park events focused on calling adults to come together, sleep out and get sponsored so that we could raise significant funds and awareness for change. Discovering that under 18s were an untapped resource to Social Bite, has been transformative f

WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE SCOTLAND AWARDS FINALISTS REVEALED

The shortlist for the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 2019, in conjunction with Scottish Business Insider, has been revealed. Established and emerging business leaders from across Scotland have been chosen as finalists for the awards, with the judging panel facing the difficult task of determining just 29 finalists across 10 categories from an unprecedented number of entries. Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland commented: “Evidence consistently shows that accessible role models are a powerful tool for inspiring and encouraging women to start and grow businesses. Both the volume and the calibre of entries for the Awards have been exceptionally high and the judging panel ha

FIFE-BASED WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM GROWTH PROGRAMME

Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the community interest company which focuses on the contribution women's enterprise makes to the Scottish economy is today (Tuesday 6th August) launching its 4th, Leadership for Growth programme for local women-owned businesses, in partnership with Fife Economy Partnership. Commenting on the programme launch, Pamela Stevenson, Lead Officer, Enterprise and Business Development at Fife Council said “We are committed to supporting all businesses in Fife to realise their full growth potential and women-owned businesses are no exception. We are delighted to be supporting the Lead with WES programme to ensure that women-owned businesses in Fife can access free bespoke

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