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Business Insider Special Report – Women in Business

Business Insider Special Report – Women in Business

Business Insider did a great report in their October edition all about Women in Business in Scotland. Here’s what I had to say in the report: “Lynne Cadenhead, a serial entrepreneur and chair of Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), says different people need different kinds of support at various stages in their career. The key to development is to provide what is “appropriate for a person at that point in their journey”. That said, there are widely recognised differences in how women and men handle management duties. Women tend to collaborate, which to men can come across as a sign of…

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More Females On Boards – I’m Up For That!

More Females On Boards – I’m Up For That!

Balanced boards are better for business – we need lots more women to get on board. Here’s a recent article from me in the Herald http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/14919210.Demands_made_for_more_female_execs/#comments-anchor

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Six Figure Boost To Help Close Gender Enterprise Gap in Scotland

Six Figure Boost To Help Close Gender Enterprise Gap in Scotland

A proud day for me this week in my role as Chair of Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES). Two days training with our wonderful WES Ambassadors, a visit from Jamie Hepburn MSP to announce a major funding boost to help female entrepreneurs in Scotland, and a trip to Scottish Parliament to kick off our newly-founded Cross Party Group on Women in Enterprise. Only 21% of Scotland’s SMEs are majority led by women and men are twice as likely as women to start a business. But if women started up businesses at the same rate as men, we would contribute an additional £7.6…

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Inspiration for Female Entrepreneurs

Inspiration for Female Entrepreneurs

Hello and welcome to my first musings! Although I’ve worked with and invested in start up technology companies for so many years now, I confess to being a total newbie to blogging. But, in the spirit of “Leaning In” and being encouraged to get online after a recent talk I did on “Brains, Beauty and Balls in Business” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, so here goes… Let’s start with what I mean by these three Bs…because I firmly believe that for a female to succeed in business you have to have all three. Brains: it’s not about what you know, it’s about knowing what you don’t know…

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Top Tip – Learn To Sell

Top Tip – Learn To Sell

Learn To Sell! I am frequently asked by entrepreneurs what is the best way to fund their business. Is it through friends and family, debt, equity, crowdfunding…or something else? Well, whilst I understand that many businesses need an injection of cash to fund early development costs and fuel growth, I have to say that by far and away the best way to fund your business is through sales. Yes, the hard graft of turning the products or services that you have conceived through blood, sweat and tears, into pounds and pence. Sales is at the heart of any business – without it there…

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