The City of Edinburgh Council Women In Business Start-Up Programme

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What does this involve?

The Women in Business Start Up Programme helps female company founders in Edinburgh understand how to start and grow a successful business. It covers topics such as marketing, business and personal planning and financial planning.

The programme consists of 4 workshop webinars, each on a different topic.

Workshop 1: Building a successful business

This workshop will focus on developing a strong foundation on which to build your business. You will learn tools to develop confidence, manage your time effectively and explore your motivation to run and grow a successful business.

Workshop 2: marketing skills

Following on from the previous session, this session will help you to develop a structured approach to sales and marketing, including how to promote your business, sell effectively and create the right impression with your elevator pitch.

Workshop 3: Business and personal planning

This workshop explains why business and personal planning is essential to successful business development and growth. You will learn about key business planning tools and how they fit with the ongoing planning of your business.

Workshop 4: Money matters

The forecasting and management of cash are probably the most important activities the owner of a small business must do. This workshop explores financial requirements, including personal financial planning, cash flow, profit and loss and funding sources. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a woman based in the City of Edinburgh Council area in the process of starting up a business.


What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This programme is for women in the City of Edinburgh Council area who are looking to start and grow a successful business.

How long does this take?

The course is run over a 4-week period, and consists of 4 webinar workshops. Each webinar is 3 hours long.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway Edinburgh website for more information.

Support provided by The City of Edinburgh Council

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