Monday, October 17, 2016

The Women's Organisation Hosts a Second Sector Specific Business Start Event

 At The Women's Organisation we have recently developed a set of new events based around setting up businesses in various sectors to give extra specialist advice and support. This month we delivered 'How to Make Hair and Beauty Your Business' - a successful event with a great turnout. This event was aimed at those completing their qualifications in this field or those just considering whether to start a business. A huge thank you to our Enterprise Hub Partners City of Liverpool College for encouraging their students to attend.

Samina from La Femme
The morning consisted of various activities to equip individuals with the necessary information required, tips from two successful business women while delving into delicious pastry treats. We would also like to thank our speakers Victoria Riley and Samina Irfan for sharing their experiences and giving our attendees fantastic tips and secrets of business success.

Victoria is the owner of a mobile hairdressing service 'Victoria Hair Liverpool' who encouraged our guests to set up their business.  She strongly believes that being self-employed gives her the freedom of choosing her working hours and allows her to work around her child. Victoria also gave us all an insight into the best form of promoting, which she mentions to be the 'word of mouth'.

Victoria from Victoria Hair Liverpool
Samina from La Femme hair and beauty salon who inspired our guests by sharing her experience of successfully fulfilling her dream of owning her very own salon. Samina highlighted the hard work and determination that is required to run her own business but mentioned that the satisfaction of reaping the rewards was what keeps her motivated to further grow her business.

Following these inspirational speakers our first activity was based on what self-employment consists of, a perfect opportunity to understand the pros and cons of this option. Engagement Officer from The Women's Organisation Sabah Shams gave an overview of the qualifications, legalities and importance of market research needed to succeed in the sector. This was greatly appreciated by attendees who found the session 'useful and prepared them for what is required to start a business'.

Below are some feedback comments we received on the day:
"Enjoyable session, full of creative and inspirational ideas for anyone thinking of starting a business."
"Really inspiring, informative session."
"I have learned an awful lot this morning and would definitely advise people to use The Women’s organisation for help"
"I really enjoyed the workshop and it has motivated me to start my own business."
"Really useful session, gathered lots of information."
"I gained a lot of knowledge from the session."
"Great hearing from the two ladies business owners, staff who led the course were very knowledgeable, really good thank you."


We are planning to deliver more sessions based on other business sectors - so watch this space!  This week we are holding a general 'Enterprise Hub Business Start-up Conference' out in Sefton open to every sector.  Click here for bookings and information.

If you have an idea for a business and would like to access expert advice and support, please contact our team to ask about the European funded 'Enterprise Hub' programme on 0151 706 8113 or enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk. 


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