women in business

More Women Buying Their Own Businesses

The majority of women buying a business (61%) are doing so for the first time according to the latest quarterly survey of the business buyer market by website BusinessesForSale.com The research shows that three times as many men as women who buy businesses have already bought four or more firms before. Jeremy Mandell, at BusinessesForSale.com, said: “We are seeing more and more women buy businesses.” BusinessesForSale.com lists more than 58,000 businesses for sale and it has seen some clear differences between male and female buyers. Women are twice as likely as men to be interested in investing in a caravan and camping park business; they are three times more likely to want to buy an education-related business; and women are four times more likely to be interested in the healt... »

Top Tips for Women in Business

March 8th 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day, with hundreds of events occurring throughout the world to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Leading law firm, Lester Aldridge, is celebrating this occasion by offering top tips to women in the small business community: More than a token. According to the Financial Times, a well constituted board needs three to four women on it. One female director on the board is seen as a token woman, two are likely to be seen as conspiring, whereas three or four are viewed as ‘proper’ directors. But, before becoming a director, take advice on your exposure and ensure the company takes out an appropriate directors’ liability insurance. What about equal pay? At the current rate of change, working women will not ac... »