According to a recent survey carried out by one of our partners, Everywoman, women business owners have overtaken their male counterparts for ‘growth ambition’, with 88% of women predicting business growth over next five years (read full report )
With female entrepreneurs predicting a £12 billion growth in turnover over the next five years, there are plenty of reasons to join in the optimism. And plenty of inspiration, help and support to get you there.
In Everywoman and Prowess, we’ve got some great partners who specialise in supporting women to start and grow businesses. And through horsesmouth mentors, you can also get in touch with some of the most successful and inspirational women in the UK to advise you – whatever stage you’re at.
On horsesmouth you’ll find advice on starting out from mentors like OutSec Ltd, aged 50, who set up business quite literally from the kitchen table and now provides transcription services to in excess of 2,000 corporate clients, many of whom are household names.
There’s also inspiration on overcoming barriers from young mentors like NatashaB, aged 27. Being a young mother at the age of 17 was no barrier to success as she went on to become a volunteer business mentor for Shell LiveWIRE and also won a ‘Services to Enterprise’ award in 2006.
There are many successful business women mentoring on horsesmouth who are willing to share their experiences to help your business grow, like ‘EMpwr’. EMpwr grew her business from a £1million turnover, to a turnover approaching £4million after just three years, before going on to sell it successfully.
Everyone has their own motivations for setting up or growing a business, be they financial or personal. On horsesmouth we find it’s usually a bit of both. A healthier work-life balance, a millionaire bank balance, or simply because you know you can do it better: now’s the time to get growing.
If you're looking for information or inspiration spend some time browsing the site and reading mentor profiles and stories. Try a few different search terms to find a range of mentors relevant to you. Then if you would like to connect with someone on horsesmouth, whether for specific information or just to help you see things more clearly, then join the site today.
Or if you're already mentoring on business at horsesmouth you can apply to claim a campaign badge and make yourself more visible to our community as a business mentor.
Relevent mentors: Business
"Whenever faced with a Catch 22, think laterally and approach neither of the obvious outcomes as they will draw you away from your present achievements...."
If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!
If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.