Making your mark as a female entrepreneur in Yorkshire

We ran the first of our series of free virtual events for Yorkshire based female business owners, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Watch it below!

30 July 2021

We set up this new support initiative for females in Yorkshire as government data showed there’d been little progress in increasing the number of female-led businesses in the UK, and that female workers in Yorkshire may have been more affected by the pandemic than in other regions. We’re bringing business owners and experts together to talk about why this is and what we can do about it in a series of free virtual events curated specifically to support female entrepreneurs in the region.

Watch the session to learn about:

  • how to look after your mental health and mindset
  • self belief, confidence and taking risks
  • how to manage business finances effectively
  • how to access the right support
  • tackling the challenges of male dominated industries
  • building relationships with a local network of people.
    If you want to join a community of female entrepreneurs in Yorkshire, just click to the very end of the video and you’ll be able to sign up for this.

Speakers

Katie Legg from Mental Health UK

Rebecca Lockwood, owner of Yorkshire based female entrepreneur training consultancy

Cheryl Sharp, owner of Pink Pig Financials accountancy firm

Some things that came up in the session...

(watch the recording above for more insight!)

  • Ask yourself, what would the best business owner in the world look, act and feel like?

  • Take note of what feeling well looks like for you, so you can better understand and identify when you’re not experiencing positive mental health.

  • You don’t have to choose between your business and your life.

  • Try not to overcomplicate things – pick the simplest option and don't let ‘perfect’ be the enemy of ‘good’: done is better than perfect.

  • Don’t compare yourself to other people (it’s not always what it seems); rather, concentrate on you. Aim to be better than you were yesterday.

  • More hours and more work doesn’t equate to better results. Understanding your numbers and looking at the facts and figures will alleviate any fear which might be holding you back.

  • Don’t try and do it all and be it all - remember you can and should ask for help.

What's next

Our next session will be in the autumn with a Yorkshire based #SheMeansBusiness trainer where you'll learn how to grow your business online. If you’re interested please email c.emms@iwoca.co.uk and we’ll make sure you get an invite!

Staying on top of your cash flow is key to business success. If you want finanical support to keep cash flow smooth, buy new stock or grow your business – our Flexi-Loan is the perfect solution. If late payments from customers are holding you back, iwocaPay can help get your invoices paid sooner.

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Charlotte is a PR & Communications specialist at iwoca.

Article updated on: 2 August 2021

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