Female Entrepreneurs

The Female Entrepreneurs archive featuring case-studies, interviews and expert comment focused on women-led businesses.

Accounts & Tax

Q&A – Sarah Turner, Angel Academe: ‘Women tend to talk more honestly about their business’

Sarah Turner, CEO and co-founder of Angel Academe, talks to us about issues affecting women founders and potential investors


Funding gap for women entrepreneurs hits £1.3tn

New research reveals a widening funding gap for women entrepreneurs, totting up to £1.3tn – but what is the situation like in the UK?

Success stories

Single and pregnant with no funding: how one woman made her online business a success

Starting a business by yourself is tough enough, never mind when you're pregnant and strapped for cash. Sara Lou-Ann Jones tells us how she did it with her company, Centre of Excellence.

Success stories

What Estonia’s youngest inventor can teach us about entrepreneurship

Karoli Hindriks is the founder and CEO of global employment site Jobbatical, but she has a long history of entrepreneurship. She talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about running her business.


Lack of role models holding female entrepreneurs back

New research looks into the impact the lack of role models is having on female entrepreneurs starting up their own business.


Surge in female entrepreneurs and start-ups narrows ‘enterprise gap’

Proportion of women early-stage entrepreneurs jumped 45 per cent between 2003-6 and 2013-16, narrowing the enterprise gap.

Business Ideas & Planning

Inspiring ambition in the female founders of the future

Kate Jack, country lead for UK Innovation Hub, discusses what needs to be done to encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM subjects and entrepreneurship.


Millennial female entrepreneurship in light of Britain’s post-Brexit economy

Marie Lexa explores what female millennials can do to begin overcoming the hurdles they face in business.


How to tap into funding for female entrepreneurs

New report draws on academic research and advice from the UK’s most successful female founders to address the gender scale up gap.

Employing & managing staff

Mind the gap – how the odds are still stacked against female entrepreneurs

Here, Pam Webber, chief marketing officer at 99designs, tells us the gap that sits between male and female entrepreneurs.


Female business owners: Running your own company improves family life

Almost three quarters of female UK entrepreneurs believe running their own business has had a positive impact on their family life, according to new research from Vistaprint.


UK’s female micro business owners bullish about 2016

Over six in ten female micro business owners expect their company to do better financially in 2016, research from Vistaprint finds.

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks