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WES research and survey results enhance the information available on the barriers to women starting and growing businesses in Scotland. In addition, the research discerned the activities and support needed to tackle those barriers and achieve business growth. Results of this research helps to identify what strategies and practices are needed to address the issues and effect change for women in enterprise in Scotland. 

WES survey of Women in Business 2019

Full survey report

Executive summary

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WES survey of Women in Enterprise in Scotland 2017 - full survey report

Below, you'll find research that we've conducted, along with research from others which we think you'll find interesting.  

Supporting Women's Enterprise in the UK - the Economic Case

Developing and supporting women’s enterprise is proven to be critically important for overall business and economic prosperity. This report documents the increasing importance of women owned businesses to the UK economy and particularly the economies of the devolved nations, both in terms of increased contribution to Gross Value Add (GVA) and especially to employment.

Women in Enterprise: the Untapped Potential

This report explores the importance of women’s entrepreneurship to the UK economy and the challenges women business owners face when starting up and growing their business, including the availability of business support, access to finance and childcare.

Starting Over: Migrant Entrepreneurship in Scotland

This report finds that entrepreneurs who have moved to Scotland from elsewhere in the UK, Europe or the rest of the world have a positive and tangible impact on economies and communities across the country. The economic contribution they make to the Scottish economy is vast.

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