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New Mentoring Programme for Scottish Women in Business

New Mentoring Programme for Scottish Women in Business

Great new mentoring programme for women in business from Women’s Enterprise Scotland and Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Mentoring is so important for women in business. If you haven’t got one yet, or just simply want to find out more, or want to mentor other ambitious women, please sign up now here.  

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Got a complaint? Go to the top…right to the very, very top!

Got a complaint? Go to the top…right to the very, very top!

I quite like being feisty. I’m a master  – or mistress! – complainer and not ashamed to say so. A skill learned fairly early on in my entrepreneurial career and honed over many years, but I confess it took me time to learn how to complain properly. For so long I just used to whine and moan, talking to everyone else about a problem – everyone apart from the people that could actually do something about the issue – getting angrier and more aggrieved by the minute. More moaning, more whining, and no resolution. Then one day something happened in…

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What Can Men Do for Business Equality

What Can Men Do for Business Equality

Looking forward to talking at the PWC/Women on Boards event in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21st March. Here’s an article I did for PWC on my thoughts! Lynne Cadenhead is one of Scotland’s ‘serial entrepreneurs’ dividing her time between multiple businesses while also trying to improve equality in the workplace. Ahead of speaking at an upcoming Women on Boards, Board Room Conversations event on March 21 in Edinburgh (tickets still available) she reveals her thoughts on how to juggle a multi-business career, what men are doing wrong and advice on being self-employed. Gender balance makes economic sense Despite all the talk,…

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Business Plan – A Necessary Evil

Business Plan – A Necessary Evil

Over the past few months I have been doing a lot of business planning work for technology companies looking to raise finance. Lots of research, lots of analysis (and paralysis), lots of decisions…and lots of stress. Here’s the only thing that you really need to know about business plans. And that is, that as soon as you have done them, THEY ARE WRONG!!! A business plan is just that – a plan. It’s not a promise, it’s not definitive, it’s not set in tablets of stone, it’s not something that you will achieve no matter what. It’s a well-researched plan of action, based on the best…

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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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