Women into Business is Northern Ireland's premiere business women's programme aimed at encouraging and supporting the progression of women hoping to enter or re-enter the workplace, through employment or self-employment.
In recent months, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of programme members that are either thinking about starting their own business or are already in the process.
Marie-Clare McCabe, Marketing Administrator for Women into Business describes the programme, said: “The great thing about this programme is that it is very customer focused and flexible. This means that we have been able to adapt our events, activities and website in line with the recent increase of members hoping to start their own business and there is now more on offer than ever before.”
Through its innovative online portal, the programme provides direct access to a plethora of information and support to help you take the first step into employment/ self employment.
For those who are entrepreneurially gifted the website provides a step by step guide to launching, marketing and financing your own business. As well as this, useful templates are readily available including a Business Plan template with a guide to assist the completion of this and a Cash Flow template.
You will also find links to a range of forthcoming mentoring sessions, seminars, events and workshops provided by industry experts all for YOU and all for FREE at womenintobusinessni.com. Recent seminar topics have included Marketing, Successful Communications, Online Selling, The five main steps to Business Success as well as Presenting Yourself and Interview Skills.
As well as this the programme offers support and assistance for those who are searching for employment including Career Mentoring sessions, Mock Interviews in association with Grafton Recruitment and CV and Cover Letter Templates.
To benefit from the fantastic activities on offer all you need to do is register for free on the website and become a member at www.womenintobusinessni.co.uk
Full details of all our events can also be found in the Events section of the website: http://www.womenintobusinessni.co.uk/Events.aspx
The Women into Business programme is funded by the European Social fund, Department of Education and Learning, Invest Northern Ireland, and Women in Business NI.
N.B You must be economically inactive (unemployed or working /studying less than 16hours per week) to avail of programme activities.