Busi­ness Gate­way - in­spir­ing women in Ar­gyll

The Oban Times - - Feature -

Over 20% of Scottish small to medium sized en­ter­prises are ma­jor­ity owned by women. If the num­bers of women led busi­nesses were to in­crease to equal those led by men it would grow the Scottish econ­omy by at least 5% (£7.6 bil­lion).

Women rep­re­sent nearly a third of en­trepreneurs around the world, and this num­ber is ex­pected to keep on grow­ing. Women in the UK are more likely to use the forms of busi­ness sup­port avail­able from gov­ern­ment bod­ies, pro­fes­sional ser­vices and banks.

Busi­ness Gate­way of­fer free con­fi­den­tial ad­vice to any­one look­ing to start a busi­ness or has plans to grow their ex­ist­ing busi­ness.

Fur­ther to the suc­cess­ful ‘ Women in Busi­ness’ dis­cus­sion panel, hosted dur­ing Ar­gyll En­ter­prise Week in Oc­to­ber 2016, there will be a “Ladies Let’s Talk” event at the Oban Bay Ho­tel on 8 Fe­bru­ary at 10am hosted by Vic­to­ria Ross, Royal Bank of Scot­land. To reg­is­ter visit http://bit.ly/2kaO01p.

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