Female entrepreneurs plan more than men

Female entrepreneurs are more likely to plan their business development than their male counterparts, according to female business network Everywoman. Research from Everywoman highlighted that 55% of female entrepreneurs work to a business plan, compared with only 34% of male entrepreneurs. Co–founder and director of Everywoman Karen Gill said: “In order to grow, you need to have good planning in place and as the survey shows, it is the female entrepreneurs who are more likely to be doing that. Female–led businesses have long been labelled as lifestyle businesses with no desire for growth, but this research proves that in fact these businesses do want to grow.” The survey also found that women are more likely to set profit targets than men — 47% of female entr... »

Small Business Week 2008

Small Business Week 2008 ready to Launch

Free advice clinics, web seminars, podcasts and roundtable discussions about current business issues are among the dozens of items on the agenda for Small Business Week from 13 to 17 October. The annual event, intended to raise the profile of the UK’s 4.6 million small businesses, will be launched at the BT Tower on Monday 13 October with the release of a new report, The State of the Small Business Nation, and a speech by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Peter Jones. Following this will be five days of events for small business–owners, presented by experts from businesses, business support organisations and industry and advisory bodies. These will include a breakfast briefing in Birmingham by Everywoman, the Business South West 2008 show in Exeter, a local business seminar in Du... »