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Accelerating Women’s Enterprise

Are you a female business owner or a woman wanting to start a business but have barriers to overcome?

MNC  is thrilled to be once again working with the Accelerating Women’s Enterprise project to bring much-needed, FULLY-funded business training to our community and beyond.

There is a myriad of courses to choose from to build your business skills, and MNC Co-Director Sara Guiel will be leading the experienced team who are delivering the training across six months.  The Accelerating Women’s Enterprise Programme covers a wide range of topics to help you on your business journey. Some are basic skills to help you navigate life as a business start-up. Some are more specific to help you build your business. There are also special modules for women who want to run a social enterprise.  Some modules are a single session, others will be split across two separate sessions to help you practise and embed your new knowledge and skills.  You choose the modules you think will be best to build your business skills.  The programme will be delivered on Zoom, and each session will be 3 hours long starting from September until April.

AWE group

Why take part? If  you… 

  • worry about how the business will fit your life
  • get anxious about the money or risk side of running a business
  • want to know how to build your brand
  • find marketing a mystery
  • like the idea of getting to know other women just starting out

Who is it for? Women who…

  • face an additional barrier to starting and running a business  AND have a firm business idea.
  • want help to get a business started
  • are at the early stages of starting a business
  • want to start a social enterprise

What are the module topics? The modules include (and are not limited to!)

  • Marketing and sales
  • Risk management
  • Understanding your market
  • Building your brand
  • Social media

What is an additional barrier? It could be one or more of the following.  This is not an exhaustive list – it may be something not mentioned below.

  • A disability or physical or mental health condition
  • Having caring responsibilities
  • Being neurodiverse
  • Coming from a low-income household (for example, being in receipt of Universal Credit or another form of benefit)
  • Living in a deprived area

 For more information about what’s on offer visit https://news.themnchub.com/aweinfo

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