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NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR WOMEN-LED BUSINESS START-UPS WILL BOOST SCOTTISH ECONOMY

Women’s Enterprise Scotland has launched a new digital platform designed to support women at the pre start-up and start-up stage of their business journey. Supported by Royal Bank of Scotland Back Her Business, the digital Women’s Business Centre , which is free to access, offers dedicated, needs-based content for women starting up in business. Informed by years of research, it provides support on key topics such as accessing finance, juggling work-life balance, support networks, mentoring and having business start-up ideas taken seriously. There is business guidance alongside practical tips from women who have already started up businesses from all over Scotland, ranging from city centres t

The Con Job..

If you are anything like me, you have probably veered between days of supreme confidence and the deepest self-doubt. You can give a press interview to a journalist who thinks you’ve ‘made it’ and then discover that ‘sure deal’ has fallen through - all within minutes. That’s part of leading a business, but it also means it’s time to redefine confidence. Each of my new clients cite ‘more confidence’ as one of their goals – somehow believing it a panacea on it’s own. However, that’s just not it works nor is it even advisable. The reason we get better is because we identify something we need to improve – and then work to get better. Indeed, research shows confidence and competence are conversely

WES ENDORSES GENDER AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY REPORT

WES has joined a number of national women's and parenting organisations to endorse a report produced by Engender and Close the Gap calling for a radical rethink of how Scotland’s economy can recover from the downturn caused by COVID-19. The nine principles for economic recovery call for a shift in the way that Scotland’s pursues inclusive growth. Ranging from investment in social care as infrastructure to the use of gendered economic indicators in place of GDP, the paper argues that unless it works for everyone, the economy does not work. They also highlight that many of the frontline jobs which are now seen as vital, and which also bear the greatest infection risk, are dominated by Black an

Gender and Economic Recovery

WES joined a number of national women's and parenting organisations to endorse a report produced by Engender and Close the Gap calling for a radical rethink of how Scotland’s economy can recover from the downturn caused by Covid-19. The nine principles for economic recovery call for a shift in the way that Scotland’s pursues inclusive growth. Ranging from investment in social care as infrastructure to the use of gendered economic indicators in place of GDP, the paper argues that unless it works for everyone, the economy does not work. They also highlight that many of the frontline jobs which are now seen as vital, and which also bear the greatest infection risk, are dominated by Black and mi

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