Free Women in Business course marks International Women’s Day
Published: 17 February 2023
A free Women in Business Course is launching in the city to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March.
The free 12 week course is designed for by, and for, women who are starting and developing their own businesses.
It is being run again this year by the Business & Intellectual Property Centre in Devon (BIPC), part of Libraries Unlimited, an independent charity and a staff and community owned social enterprise, established in April 2016.
The Business & IP Centre in Exeter and other Devon libraries provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors, in partnership with the British Library.
Users can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications and attend practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks.
The 12 week course starts on 8 March following its success in 2022, with the aim of exploring the particular challenges women may face, and to help develop key business skills.
BIPC Devon Programme Coordinator, Natasha Cleary says: “Our Course is designed to support female entrepreneurs and small business owners by developing skills in branding, marketing, photography, web-design, and sales, whilst also providing coaching on mindset, confidence and self-worth. We all know that imposter syndrome and low self-confidence can stop us from achieving our dreams, and this is definitely a barrier for many women.
“Female entrepreneurship can transform the way we do business, and the way we view work, build a stronger economy, and improve our local business communities. We want this to happen in Devon, and by providing tailored and specific support we hope to encourage more women to start and grow a business right here in our county.”
BIPC Devon’s Women in Business Course will run from March to May and will feature weekly webinars and workshops, interactive sessions, clinics and networking opportunities as well as 1-1 support. The material will be recorded so participants can review it at their own pace.
This three-month course will cover:
- Personal Development & Wellbeing
- Business Planning & Sales
- Branding & Marketing & Photography
- Web Design & SEO
- Tax, Accounting & Finance
The launch event will take place at The Botanist, Exeter on 8 March. The course is free, to enrol visit: bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk/women-in-business/
For more information about the other services offered by BIPC visit https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk/