Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Prepare to face these challenges

Mar 18 2020

According to recent research, the proportion of new businesses run by women is steadily growing – from just under a fifth in 2017 to just over a third today. Female directors of UK SMEs are in the minority just about everywhere in the country, with the only exception being Carlisle, where there’s a just-about-even split between the genders.

Of course, there may be a whole host of explanations for this difference, and the issue is fraught with contention. Some believe this to be predominantly a cultural thing; others that there are innate differences between men and women that would cause them to prioritise different things in life.

Whatever the explanation, what’s undeniable is that female entrepreneurs face a somewhat different set of challenges to the ones faced by their male equivalents. Let’s take a look at some of the ones that aspiring entrepreneurs should prepare for.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting up Your Home-Based Business

Jan 23 2020
Mumpreneur with pre-school children

The London Mums archive section dedicated to inspirational mumpreneurs is growing by the minute, because more mums decide to go solo and become mumpreneurs. Setting up a Home-Based Business is so exciting. Hopefully this blog will provide a few more ideas. Maybe you’ve already got an awesome idea, have completed all the necessary research, written your business plan and you’re ready to go. Before you launch your home-based business, however, there are a few more steps you need to take.

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Five Careers That Are Ideal for Mums Heading Back into the Workforce

Nov 04 2019

Are you a mum who is looking to get back into the workforce after a short-term absence or a long-term one? Are you feeling a bit unsure of what kinds of careers would be best suited to you, your needs, your interests, and financial goals? Then there is the question of what careers are currently enjoying periods of growth, meaning there are job opportunities out there right now.

To help jump-start your search process, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of five exciting careers that could be perfect for a mum who is heading back into the workforce. Each one is unique with its own skills and experience required, allowing you to really give thought as to what it is you want to do with your career. 

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