Female entrepreneurs in London: where to find support for your small business

Female entrepreneurs in London: where to find support for your small business
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Posted: Fri 8th Mar 2024

With a growing community of female entrepreneurs making their mark in various industries, London is an excellent base for small business owners like you. And like other female founders in the community, you'll no doubt want to know where to go for guidance, mentoring and support.

Whether you're looking for funding, training or simply a community of like-minded women, there's support out there that's just right for you and your team.

In honour of International Women's Day, here's a list of support providers ready to help female-owned businesses like yours.

Make connections and meet like-minded people

  • Babes On Waves Club: join this online club for diverse female founders, freelancers and entrepreneurs and build your confidence in business.

  • British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE): a network of female entrepreneurs that shares experience and expertise while mentoring aspiring young business owners.

  • Business Woman's Network: connecting female business owners at events across the UK, while offering free and paid access to training and support.

  • DrivenWoman: workshops, groups and seminars to support women with their goals. Join a fast-growing community that supports each other and holds each other accountable.

  • Female Founders Forum: created by Barclays and The Entrepreneurs Network, this organisation runs a series of UK-wide events to bring female entrepreneurs and business owners together.

  • National Black Women's Network (NBWN): Black, Asian and ethnic-minority women across the UK can join an already huge network driven by inclusivity and equality.

  • Women in Business Network: join a local or national online meeting and build strong business relationships that will help take your business forward.

Boost your business skills as part of a community

  • .LONDON: get a trusted web address that helps local customers find your business quickly and easily.

  • AllBright: join an inclusive (and international) community and find hundreds of learning courses, events and resources.

  • Code First Girls: one of the world's largest providers of free coding courses for women. Learn to code through a range of courses and gain qualifications that can take your business into the digital age.

  • Everywoman: get access to webinars, training, events and personalised programmes designed to help you get ahead in business.

  • Female Entrepreneur Association: sign up for membership and get access to business development training, expert classes and a supportive community of more than 5,000 entrepreneurs.

  • Grow London Local: develop your skills by taking our free Business Success Check and receiving a personalised action plan for your business.

  • OneTech: an organisation proudly committed to challenging inequity and the lack of diversity in tech, supporting female founders and people from Black, Asian and ethnic-minority backgrounds.

  • The Stack: a community and meeting place for women in business to grow personally and professionally, gain inspiration and learn.

Find investment that helps your business grow

  • AccelerateHER: a network of female founders that can help you speed up your growth and point you in the direction of funding and investment.

  • Creative England: need help taking your business to the next stage? Get a cash injection and related support to make your growth plans a reality.

  • Extend Ventures: struggling to get access to venture capital? This group of business, finance and research specialists works to make finance available to all.

  • Female Founders Rise: join a supportive and collaborative community that supports female founders to build profitable, long-term businesses.

  • Invest in Women Hub: get useful guidance on where to find finance providers, business coaches and mentors who can help you grow your business.

  • Lendoe: a finance company dedicated to funding Black, ethnic-minority, early stage and women-led businesses.


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