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women-in-business

Women in business

Investing in women

We’re #backingtheUK to empower every woman in business

From practical tools and resources, to events and financial support – we’re committed to helping female-led businesses across the UK to thrive.

Realise your potential

Because you’re balancing more than just the books, we want to make sure you’re equipped with the right information, tools and networking opportunities to bring your business dreams to life.

Female Founders Forum

We’re proud to have partnered with Ten Entrepreneurs to set up the Female Founders Forum – a space where inspirational women entrepreneurs can connect, support each other and promote innovation1.

Eagle Lab Events

As part of our pioneering Eagle Labs platform, we’ve planned an exciting range of talks, events and workshops to help your business thrive.

LifeSkills

Whether you’re looking to unlock your own potential or nurture others, we’re here to help you develop the key skills you need to excel at work and beyond.

Stories to inspire

Here’s how four female entrepreneurs overcame tough challenges to launch and land their businesses.

Entrepreneurs uncovered: Fran Bishop

How a pair of patent leather shoes led to a children’s wear chain

Owner of The Pud Store – and Apprentice finalist – Fran Bishop talks about how working as a barmaid and a formative childhood experience helped shape her as an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur Tania Boler, who launched the Elvie Trainer.

Entrepreneurs uncovered: Tania Boler

How Elvie is changing the way people think about women’s technology

Tania Boler talks about the challenge of bringing Elvie Trainer, the award-winning smart Kegel exerciser, to market and her passion for technology to improve women’s lives.

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Staff on demand

How Lantum plans to save the NHS £1 billion

Lantum wanted to help with big cost savings across the NHS and needed funding and support to make it happen.

Entrepreneurs Uncovered: Cassandra Stavrou

How Propercorn went from cement mixers to supermarket shelves

The premium snack entrepreneur talks about the importance of self-belief when founding a business and how she ensures her company culture attracts a talented team.

Here to help you

Not sure where to begin? Discover the insights you need to start building a business you’re proud of today.

Writing a business plan

Your guide to a successful business plan

A good business plan defines what you want to achieve and how you intend to achieve it. Our guide could help you write yours.

Do I need a business bank account?

If you’re using a personal bank account for your business, switching to a business one could save you time, simplify your business accounting and help you access business finance.

Serial entrepreneur and business founder Jules Coleman.

What I know about cashflow

Resi co-founder Jules Coleman tells her cashflow story

We catch up with serial entrepreneur and business founder Jules Coleman who tells us the cashflow story behind one of the UK’s leading architectural practices

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The funding ecosystem explained

How to use venture capital and venture debt to scale up your business.

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Business bank accounts

Whether you’re a seasoned businesswoman or just starting out, our business accounts are here to help make banking simple. Make payments, send invoices and manage your account on the go with our award-winning app2. T&Cs apply.