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Target Audience: Anyone across the university who is interested in developing the mindset and skills to become an entrepreneur.
Interested in developing your entrepreneurial side? Thinking about founding a micro business or looking for an opportunity? This session will look at support available for women entrepreneurs, empowerment, and the gender context of start-ups in the UK. It will cover key skills such as setting up, finding customers and successfully securing funding. Three case studies will be discussed.
This course is aimed at women who are interested in considering an entrepreneurial enterprise of any size. You may or may not have an idea yet or you might have a fully developed business idea. The aim is to understand the context of start-ups in the UK, the key skills needed to find and maximise the potential of the opportunity and issues such as tackling boardrooms or panels or risk-taking, decision making and business development are all a key part of the skillset and these will be explored with discussion of success stories of entrepreneurs.
Fun, enthusiastic and empowering, this session is delivered by experienced academic and entrepreneur Dr Kate Smith and so is orientated to the university environment. Contribution to the session by participants is optional, so those perhaps just considering entrepreneurial activities for the first time are very welcome. Local, national and international support available to experienced entrepreneurs as well as emerging entrepreneurs will also be comprehensively outlined.
Course Outcomes/ Objectives;
- Support for women entrepreneurs.
- Gendered analysis of start-ups in UK.
- Setting Up a business
- Business Development skills
- Tackling the boardroom/panel
- Case Studies of successful businesses
This session will be recorded.
When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.
Delivered By: Dr Kate Smith of Credo Academy