Women In Business

The Women In Business archive. Articles and news on female entrepreneurs and business owners featuring advice and useful resources to help their businesses grow.


Government pushes for equality in the workplace

The government has pledged to make at least half of all new appointees to the boards of public companies to be women by the end parliament.

Business management

Cherie Blair talks about her new network for female entrepreneurship

Cherie Blair talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about her new network designed to promote women in business and why encouraging female entrepreneurship could lift millions out of poverty.

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Going for growth – A franchise growth case study

Gill Thomas started kids’ music classes Jo Jingles in 1995 and has since grown the company to the tune of £4 million, with nearly 100 franchise outlets.

Business management

Sahar Hashemi: ‘Stay close to your customers’

Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about her regrets at leaving the coffee chain and why it's important to stay within touching distance of your customers.

Work life balance

Top start-up tips for mums

Gillian Nissim, Founder of WorkingMums.co.uk, gives her advice to mums who are looking to start a business.

Business management

Lessons Learned: Glenda Stone, Founder and CEO, Aurora

SmallBusiness.co.uk asks a seasoned entrepreneur to share their experiences and offer advice for SMEs. With the benefit of hindsight, what do they wish they'd known when they started? Glenda Stone, Founder and CEO of Aurora, offers her pearls of wisdom.


Business battles of the sexes

Are women superior to men in business? Are the gents quicker than the ladies when it comes to decision-making? And is it really true that women excel at multi-tasking while men can only cope with one job at once? All these questions and more are answered in a major new survey.


Women struggle to be heard

One in four senior female managers do not feel adequately involved in decision-making within their organisations and don’t consider it safe to speak their minds, according to a new study from employee research group ISR.


Free event for women in business

Women thinking of starting their own businesses, or those who have recently done so, may be interested in a free event being held by support group Women in Business.


Gender issues present challenge for women entrepreneurs

The Government, financial institutions, and a host of business bodies are being called on to provide greater support to women entrepreneurs, in a new report published by The Industrial Society.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience