Monday, November 26, 2012

The Women's Organisation Are Coming to Wirral!

The Women's Organisation are delighted to announce we are launching our business support services back on the Wirral. Wirral based women will be able to access:


- One to one business advice at venues in Bromborough, Wallasey & Hoylake

- £200 business start up funding

- Free training on understanding tax, basic book keeping, becoming a more confident you, promoting your business online, business planning

- Support to develop a business plan

To find out a bit more about the FREE support available to Wirral women we are a FREE drop in morning. If you are a woman with a business idea come and meet our staff for an informal chat and a cuppa to hear all about the FREE support The Women’s Organisation can offer new businesses.


At: The Blue Anchor (opposite Hoylake Library)

Market Street

Hoylake

CH47 3BE

On: Friday 30th November, 10am - 12pm

Come along for a chat about how we can help you research and write a business plan and access funding to help set up your business*

If you are unable to make that session, but would like more information about The Women’s Organisation or book an appointment to speak to someone about your ideas, please call 0151 706 8111 or email info@thewo.org.uk

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Drop in Business Advice for #GEWUK

Got a Business Idea?

Could a £200 grant help?

Need some advice on self-employment?

3 Days, 3 Venues to Drop in for FREE SUPPORT

Drop in to our FREE events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week to chat with a member of our team, find out more about the £200 grant & support we have available for women and enjoy a cuppa on us!


ON: Monday 12th November 9.30am - 12.30pm

AT: D & N CafĂ©, The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street Liverpool, L1 0AB


ON: Tuesday 13th November 10.00am - 11.30am

AT: Costa Coffee, Cavendish Walk, Derby Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9YG


ON: Wednesday 14th November 10.00am - 12.30pm

AT: LEAF on Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ

FREE EVENTS FOR MERSEYSIDE WOMEN

To find out more contact us on 0151 706 8111 or email info@thewo.org.uk

The Women's Organisation Link with This Lady Loves for 'Supporting Women in Business Day'

This Lady Loves are holding a fantastic event 'Supporting Women in Business Day Liverpool' that local women in business can get involved with. The event will take place on Thursday 10th January 9.00am – 4.00pm at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool.

The Women's Organisation are delighted to be a partner of the event which will feature an exciting programme specifically created for SMEs and new start-ups, with a focus on female entrepreneurship.

A full day of networking, workshops, inspirational speakers and a great choice of trade stands from some of the best businesses from across the North West, and all run by women. Come and visit The Women's Organisation who will have a stand at the event to let women know about the mentoring support and networking opportunities on offer for local women in business.

Supporting Women's Business Day's main speaker this time is Claire Young.

Claire is well known as the straight talking, no-nonsense business woman who reached the final of the BBC1’s The Apprentice, along with her presenting roles on TV including GMTV / Day Break /BBC Breakfast. She regularly contributes to a variety of business magazines & newspapers and she currently co-hosts a weekly BBC Radio Leeds Saturday lunchtime show – Something for the Weekend. Claire has set up numerous business ventures including www.schoolspeakers.co.uk and www.girlsoutloud.org.uk. She is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise to our younger generation and founded TeenBiz www.teenbiz.org.uk the UK’s first business start up scheme for under 18s.

There will be a number of other inspirational speakers on the day and workshop sessions focussing on Sales, Marketing, Legal, HR, and Accountancy. The Women's Organisation's own Social Media Specialist Jo Austin will be there offering her own top tips for getting your business switched on to social media.

This event is open to any woman with her own business, thinking of starting a business, or any woman working in a management position for a North West company.

Tickets which are £40 and can by bought here and include lunch. Follow the link for more information on the other fantastic speakers taking part in the event

Contact This Lady Loves for more info: Shirley-Ann O’Neil info@thisladyloves.com

Monday, November 5, 2012

Campaign to Collect Warm Clothing for Liverpools Vulnerable Women

The Keep Warm Collective Liverpool, is a new project devised by Liverpool city councillor Stephanie Till, to arrange a mass collection of coat and warm clothes to be distributed to the cities most vulnerable women this winter.

Inspired by two fellow councillors Brian & Adele Dowling and their granddaughter, who collected old coats from friends and family and donated them to the homeless what stuck in her mind was Adele telling Stephanie how they came across a young girl who was reluctant to accept one, when they asked why she said she want being ungrateful and she appreciated being warm but she hated that she was always wearing hand me downs designed for men, often the coat the hat the gloves all too big for her.

Across the city for one week from the 23rd of November will be various drop off points where donators can leave their donations. These will then be collected and distributed to local charities in Liverpool to be given to vulnerable women this winter who need them.

Stephanie said 'The campaign has come about So not only can they keep warm this winter but we can show them that even though they’re sleeping rough or in a vulnerable situation they can still feel like a woman and have clothes that fit, to help with their self esteem and also to show them you know that the other women in this city care about them?'

Some of the items will also be distributed to organisations working with women who aren't homeless but still vulnerable and in need of warm clothing. 'Unfortunately some of the women of our city have had to resort to using the cities food banks this year, these are women who will put themselves last behind the needs of their family and will often go cold due to increasing energy prices and fuel poverty and being without the finances to purchase themselves adequate warm clothing.'

The Keep Warm Collective Liverpool are looking for businesses to become drop off points and also anyone who wishes to donate or help in any other way they can. The Keep Warm Collective Liverpool has one ethos, to enable women to help other women keep warm this winter in Liverpool.

More information is available by emailing thekeepwarmcollective@live.co.ukor from https://thestaywarmsisterhood.wordpress.com/ Follow on twitter @liverpool_kwc or 07898 679 681