Make It Your Business (MIYB), founded in 2017 by entrepreneur Alison Cork to support and encourage women to work for themselves, announces its partnership with Mumsnet, the UK’s biggest website for parents.
The partnership will provide an online chat forum for women thinking of starting their own business. From Jan 31st 2018, Mumsnet users can post questions and exchange ideas on any aspect of entrepreneurship or how to get started in running your own business, with the added benefit of feedback from the team at Make It Your Business and Alison Cork, who will be on hand to share their experience and advice.
Mumsnet founder & CEO Justine Roberts says: “Starting a business from scratch is challenging, but the statistics show that women face particular barriers; just one-fifth of small businesses in the UK are majority-owned by women. From having the self-confidence to go it alone, to sharing worries about balancing family life with long working days, women can benefit from the experience and support of others who have been there and done that – which, happily, is Mumsnet’s speciality. So we’re delighted to be working with Make It Your Business, and hope it will help women from all backgrounds to go for it.”
Founder of MIYB, entrepreneur Alison Cork adds: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mumsnet, and doing our bit to address the lack of support and information currently deterring many women from starting their own business. We look forward to working with Mumsnet’s vibrant and engaged community”.
Make It Your Business is not for profit and free to join (http://www.makeityourbusiness.co.uk/join-us-free/).
Members receive a monthly newsletter, get access to one on one advice from established female entrepreneurs, the chance to join local networking groups and a free ticket for one of the many MIYB seminars happening around the UK.