Final call to female entrepreneurs for 2017 AccelerateHER Awards

With just over two weeks to go before the entry deadline, the organisers behind this year’s AccelerateHER Awards are making their final call to women-led businesses based in Scotland to put themselves forward.

The Awards programme provides a fantastic opportunity for growth aspiring businesswomen to showcase their companies before an audience, which includes angel investors, commercial advisers and fellow entrepreneurs. For those who make it through to the final stages, the competition also serves as an ideal platform for to help them attract business angel investment into their companies with two finalists securing an all-expense paid trip to meet US investors in California in April.

Entrants need only submit a brief video pitch via the Investing Women’s website outlining their business, its ambitions, growth plans and investor potential. All those who register will access free professional pitch advice, with the finalists also accessing 1:1 coaching to harness their creativity and improve their presentation style.

Accountants Chiene + Tait have produced free webinars to help all entrants, advising them on how to write a business plan and how to ensure they maximise tax-efficiency. This is available on the firm’s You Tube channel and can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRqtbQ6MosYz0HhtfBaEVhw

Chiene + Tait’s entrepreneurial tax specialists will also be running a live webinar in February for all AccelerateHER entrants, covering these and other key topics with a live Q&A.

Further information on the 2017 AccelerateHER Awards is available at: www.investingwomen.co.uk/2017entries

The deadline for entries is 31 January, 2017. The winners will be announced on 9 March, 2017 at the Investing Women Ambition and Growth conference.

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