Inspire Me

If you're still not convinced if this programme is for you, have a look at the articles and videos below...

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

Mo Seetubim, founder of The Happiness Planner explains why you should consider starting a business.

Your Elusive Creative Genius

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.

30 Part-Time Businesses You Can Start For Peanuts

Think earning extra money whenever it suits you sounds too good to be true? Think again.

50 Side Businesses To Set Up From Home

Ideas on setting up a business you can run in your spare time from home. Whether it's to help make ends meet, or to follow your passion, or maybe even both, here are 50 practical and cheap ways to start a business.

Our list may not be exhaustive, nor may it put you on the path to riches and early retirement, but hopefully it will get you thinking. 

How I Turned A Deadly Plant Into A Thriving Business

The water hyacinth may look like a harmless, even beautiful flowering plant — but it's actually an invasive aquatic weed that clogs waterways, stopping trade, interrupting schooling and disrupting everyday life. In this scourge, green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba saw opportunity. Follow her journey as she turns weeds into woven wonders.

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We would also recommend the film Joy - an inspiring true story of a normal mother who became a 'mop millionaire'.

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For some 'real-life' examples, click on our Ambassadors' images to hear their stories.  

Shelagh Swanson
Shelagh Swanson
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Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
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Lynn Mann
Lynn Mann
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Morag Malloy
Morag Malloy
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Leah Hutcheon
Leah Hutcheon
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Rosemary Eribe
Rosemary Eribe
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Suzanne Doyle-Morris
Suzanne Doyle-Morris
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Sylvia Douglas
Sylvia Douglas
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Margaret Anne Craig
Margaret Anne Craig
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Kirsteen Stewart
Kirsteen Stewart

Kirsteen Stewart Designs

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Anja Baak
Anja Baak

Anja Baak, Great Glen Charcuterie

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Fiona Turnbull
Fiona Turnbull

Fiona Turnbull, Fruix Storage and Bankhead Farming Partnership

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Bharti Rajput
Bharti Rajput

Dr Bharti Rajput PhD, Sole Body Soul

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Jeannette Forbes
Jeannette Forbes

Jeanette Forbes, PCL Group

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Felicitas Betzl
Felicitas Betzl

Felicitas Betzl, Serps Invaders

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For even more 'real-life' stories, visit our Gallery of Women-Owned Businesses here.

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