Support for women wanting to launch - or grow - a business in Swindon and Wiltshire
"Women network so well together because they have a natural desire to build rapport quickly with people. When you add to that their programmed nurturing instincts, then referring business becomes powerful, potent and second nature!"
The Enterprise Network is keen to support women-led enterprises, right from the first 'light-bulb' idea. Check out our FREE events for military spouses and partners in Wiltshire who might be thinking of launching a business, or going self employed, called Be Your Own Boss: Why Not? from April to September 2015.
There is also free, impartial and independent support and advice from the Wiltshire Business Support Service, ready and waiting to help you.
A series of free business networking and information events offering businesswomen a chance to hear from inspirational local women entrepreneurs, has been organised through TEN, specifically for women looking to launch a business, or grow an existing enterprise.
TEN's offices, hot desks, meeting/training rooms and networking space
TEN's four new Enterprise Centres across Wiltshire at Ludgershall, Royal Wootton Bassett, Salisbury and Trowbridge, offer welcoming, affordable offices with from one to five desks costing just £50/desk/week, flexible co-working space, meeting and training rooms, virtual office facilities and fantastic networking opportunities.
Military wives and partners could hold the key to their family's future financial security
TEN recognises the huge entrepreneurial potential among military wives and partners in a county which is already regarded as home by many soldiers and their families. As Army basing plans take effect, several thousand more may soon choose to make the county their permanent residence.
A series of FREE 'Be Your Own Boss' coffee morning-style events tailored for military spouses and partners, to encourage them to think about launching a business, or going self employed, is running across Wiltshire from April to September 2015. Find out more and read the stories of military spouses who are already running successful businesses, on our Civvy Street page.
Whether leaving the service or not, it's recognised that military wives and partners could hold the key to future financial security for their families by setting up and running their own businesses.
The Enterprise Network (TEN), led by Wiltshire Council, is using EU and Government funds to offer free, impartial, business start-up support and advice and grants as well as opening Enterprise Centres offering affordable offices (just £50 per desk/week, all inclusive), co-working desks, meeting and training rooms and 'virtual office' services in and around the Salisbury Plain 'super-garrison' area.
check out what's on for businesswomen across swindon and wiltshire!
Here's the highlights video from our International Women's Day Conference for Wiltshire Women in Business, held on Friday 6th March @ Bowood House. Did you attend? Maybe you can spot yourself?
Businesswomen's networking groups from across Swindon and Wiltshire are coming together under the umbrella of The Enterprise Network to support each other and spread the word.
The Enterprise Network – a business support initiative led by Wiltshire Council - is hosting a series of free networking events for businesswomen, organised by the Wiltshire Business Support Service, at its four Enterprise Centres across Wiltshire.
NEXT EVENT: introduction to sales skills, tuesday 15th september at castledown enterprise centre, ludgershall nr andover - for informaton and to book click here
Rachel Sweet from WBSS, said: "This is a very exciting time for women already doing business in Swindon and Wiltshire, and those thinking about starting an enterprise. Women-only business networks work extremely well, offering a supportive and inspiring environment, with women sharing ideas and learning from each other."
Women in Enterprise
If women set up businesses at the same rate as men, the UK would have an additional one million entrepreneurs. There are many places and organisations, as well as Government advice and resources, that can help you develop your business.
Visit Women in Enterprise on the Business is GREAT Britain website for more information.