Posted 17 April 2012
More and more women are taking the plunge and setting up and growing their own businesses as a result of job losses and feeling the financial pinch. But for many of them, it’s unfamiliar territory.
If you’re one of the growing number of women entrepreneurs looking for advice and support, you can get all the help you need from WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise), which is hosting its 2012 Annual Conference on April 26.
The event set to take place at the Harper Adams University College, is offering seminars aimed at encouraging and enabling small businesses to use all their resources and strength to tap into contacts and make connections in order to grow.
WiRE business manager Fiona Davies said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for women who are starting and building rural businesses to come along, pick up information and tips on business know-how, and network.
“There will be speakers, seminars and networking, all geared towards connecting, tapping into expertise, collaborating, associating, sharing and finding effective and sustainable ways to help small businesses grow. There will be plenty of time at the events for networking, which is immensely helpful and encouraging for people setting up in a small way.”
The inspirational speaker is Miranda Ballard who heads up “Muddy Boots Foods” her energy and skills are turning the burger world upside-down; she is an expert connector and an inspiration to us all. Seminar leaders include:
Eileen Brown will be helping delegates to make “Digital Connections” demystifying the world of social media. Isla Wilson will be encouraging delegates to “Connect with Customers” helping them overcome a fear of selling and succeed in selling more and Phil Birch who will talk about the "Big Connect" looking at different ways to create a successful business which doesn't necessarily fit a traditional business model.
For further details, book a ticket online. Visit www.wireuk.org/events or call on (01952) 815338.