Uniting “HER” Forces to Support Women to Build Better Businesses and Brighter Futures
18th September 2020
HER Business Revolution and NatWest Bank have teamed up to bring funded training to Female Small Business Owners in East Anglia and the Midlands areas of the UK.
Who are HER Business Revolution?
HER Business Revolution offer training, coaching, events and networking to passionate and ambitious Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Business to empower them to build bigger, better and more profitable businesses. They started as one small local networking group, and since launching back in 2015, have grown to become one of the most successful and supportive women’s business networks; offering fresh and innovative networking, training, wellbeing and empowerment events – both globally and online. They have various ways that supports Female Business Owners – most popular being through their Award-Winning Superwomen Membership Club and HER Business Elite Academy – and as they have recently become a Regional Partner with NatWest Bank, meaning they can offer fully funded places on their academy programme (with a 97% success rate in women at least doubling their business income) to start ups in East Anglia and the Midlands from September 2020.
Serena Fordham, Founder and Chief Superwoman at HER Business Revolution said “We are delighted to have teamed up with NatWest to be able to train and support so many more UK Female owned small businesses, especially at a time where they are struggling much more due to the harsh impacts of Covid-19…
…At the moment it’s so important for us to deliver this programme to encourage women to work smarter, not to give up on their business goals and life’s dreams, and maximise their earning potential from their business, so they don’t need to rely on government income support and other social interventions.”
What’s the Purpose and Mission?
NatWest intends to narrow the UK business gender gap by supporting the set-up of new female-led businesses in the UK by enabling women to test their business ideas.
NatWest is enabling women to access donations or rewards-based funding through Crowdfunder’s platform, as well as providing the opportunity for women to benefit from wrap around support often needed to successfully start up in business e.g. coaching, networks, events and other start-up initiatives.
Andy Gray, Business Growth Enabler at NatWest, said: “We are delighted to support HER Business Revolution as they continue to deliver services to support female-led businesses across East Anglia and the Midlands. As a bank we are committed to supporting enterprise and championing the potential of new businesses in our communities, and Serena and the team at HER Business Revolution is a fantastic example of this in action.”
What Exactly is the HER Business Elite Academy?
The HER Business Elite Academy is a 12-week intensive training and coaching programme for Female Entrepreneurs who are ready to change things, upscale, sell more and earn the income they desire – to live the life they deserve.
The programme consists of 12 areas of focus all based around business, mindset and wellbeing training. Each week offers a different focus of business coaching, training and support, and is innovative as focuses on the individual needs of the woman and her business, rather than just the business alone.
What’s the Funding and How do I Apply?
To qualify for this funding to become part of the next intake starting on 7th December 2020 you must:
1) Be based in the Midlands or East Anglia areas of the UK 2) Be a start up/new business, have an idea you want to create a business in, or an exciting business with less than £1,000 turnover 3) Not have been supported by HER Business Revolution within the past 3 months