Be Your Own Boss: an Insight into Starting up your own Business

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Find out more about starting and running your own business

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We are delighted to be partnering with St Margaret's School for Girls, Aberdeen as we set out to explore starting up your own business. We will hear from local Aberdeen entrepreneur Jeanette Forbes on how she started out in business and where she is today. The event will be chaired by Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive of Women's Enterprise Scotland (WES) and we will also hear from Katie Birrell who recently graduated from University and joined WES, on her first impressions of business. Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Professor of Accounting at the Robert Gordon University where she is Head of the Aberdeen Business School, will also be joining.

The event is open to girls from all schools in Scotland and we look forward to exploring business start up with you on 21st September!

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Women's Business Centre is a digital platform offering dedicated, needs-based content for women starting up in business. Informed by years of research, the site provides support on key topics such as accessing finance, juggling work-life balance, support networks, mentoring and having business start-up ideas taken seriously. The digital platform is free to access and offers business guidance alongside practical tips from pioneering women who have already started up businesses from all over Scotland, ranging from city centres to rural locations and remote island communities.

The site and the events program are managed by Women's Enterprise Scotland (WES), the research-led not for profit Community Interest Company which champions women-led and women-owned businesses. WES advocates for better evidence-based policy making and believes that delivering expert, needs-based business support will enable women to fulfil their aspirations, and unlock an £8.8bn economic potential to boost the economy. WES works in collaboration with local, national and international partners towards the vision of a gender equal, diverse and inclusive business ecosystem which will allow innovation and productivity to thrive.

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