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Women Inspired to Start Businesses in Enfield

Published Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Enterprise Enfield is currently looking for women looking to start their own businesses to join its next RSA Trust Inspiring Women Programme.

The 6 month scheme, which is fully funded by local charity, The RSA Trust, supports women to achieve their dreams and goals by empowering them with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to start and manage successful businesses in Enfield.

The unique programme is delivered by Enterprise Enfield and includes a diverse mix of business and personal development seminars, business mentoring, residential weekends and networking opportunities.  The range of seminars covers areas such as Goal Setting, Assertiveness, IT skills, Raising Finance, Marketing, Brand Awareness, Business Planning, Bookkeeping, Website Development, Work-life Balance.  24 women have just completed the 2009 Programme, of which, 17 have now registered their businesses and 13 are actually trading.

Fazreena Ismail received all the advice, training and personal support she needed to start her sleepwear and lingerie business, Fair Play Products, in East Lodge village, Enfield.  She says, "The programme has gently but surely guided me in taking all the right steps to help my business take off.  I am a 100% certain that had I not had the opportunity to be selected, my business idea would have remained just an idea for a long time to come!"

The next programme will run from January - June 2010.  As places are strictly limited a selection process will take place by application form and interview.  In order to be eligible to apply for the course, women must first attend a FREE Barclays Let's Talk Starting in Business Seminar (one day) at Enterprise Enfield on Saturday 28th November 10am - 4pm.  Bookings and further details are available at EnterpriseEnfield or by calling Enterprise Enfield on 020 8443 5457.

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