Women in Business

Our specialists are
on hand to help

Our commitment to you

With over 500 Women in Business Specialists throughout the UK we're ready to deliver our expertise and offer tangible support to you and your business. Whether you already run a business or plan to, we can help with your everyday business needs.

Ask for more

We’re on a mission to help more women start and scale up their businesses. But we know that women are 80% less likely to apply for funding and when they do they ask for less.

The Rose Review published this year by our CEO Alison Rose and HMT, identified three significant opportunities to help more women succeed as entrepreneurs, from start-up to scale up. They are, increased funding directed towards female entrepreneurs, greater family care support for female entrepreneurs, and giving women increased access to role models, mentors and networks.

So if you think it’s time to ask for more, visit our Business Hub where you’ll find inspirational podcasts, guides on how to raise money for your business and other materials to help start your business or scale up.

Back Her Business. Your business idea, our backing

Thinking of starting a business? We want to support more women to start businesses, so we've teamed up with Crowdfunder to help you get started.

Together we'll help you raise money for your business through crowdfunding, and we'll also provide free coaching, mentoring and opportunities to meet like minded women.

UK residents with new UK projects can apply. Eligibility (including type of project) and specific criteria apply.

Achievements so far

We've helped more women than ever to open up new business accounts

Over 500 trained Women in Business specialists are now on hand, ready to nurture and support the business women of tomorrow

Our Business Hub had a wealth of information on starting and growing your business, including toolkits, case studies and much more

250 business support events were held, attended by more than 11,000 women

There was £127.5m in new lending through our Women in Business programme

With our partners Everywoman, we've launched SelfMade, a community of female founders and entrepreneurs scaling their businesses. It's free to join, so why not do it today?

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