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Women in Business

Support provided by Business Gateway

What does this involve?

Enterprise in Scotland suffers from a stark gender gap, with men starting businesses at nearly twice the rate of women. Business Gateway’s free guide for women in business looks at the benefits to individuals and to our economy of more female entrepreneurship. And it outlines business support that’s been specifically developed with women in mind.

Evidence shows that women can benefit from having the option of female advisers or mentors and gender-specific support. Many women say that lack of confidence holds them back and highlight the importance of having access to role models. Networking opportunities and events geared towards women may be especially welcome and useful.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, and women taking the first steps towards starting a business in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Take 7 minutes to read this guide for women in business.

Important information

Some local Business Gateway offices run Women into Business events, suitable if you’re planning to start or have been trading for less than 2 years. Browse their site, external link which will open in a new windowopens in a new window for workshops and events to see what’s on near you.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to learn more about women in business in Scotland.

Support provided by Business Gateway