3 ways that you could be supporting women in business.

Interesting fact – female entrepreneurs are more likely to invest back into their families and community? This means that each successful enterprise owned by a woman has the potential to be a success on a much wider and impactful scale.

In their own way every female entrepreneur of today is creating a better tomorrow for everyone.

At Tree Shepherd we know first hand that female owned businesses are a vital part of the UK economy – but these strong and determined women still need our support.

We’ve pulled together 3 of our favourite but simple ways that you can support women to achieve their business goals

  • Network 

This is a great one. When female entrepreneurs come together networks are formed and knowledge is shared. Networking has the amazing power to create new business partnerships, collaborations and alliances between like-minded individuals who can offer advice, connections, and most importantly support.

Starting and running a business can be overwhelming at times, but having a support system can make the journey easier. We each have so much to offer each other just from our lived experiences. If your past mistakes or successes can help other women avoid similar mistakes or provide them with a great idea, then you’ve made a positive impact – and with not a whole lot of effort.

One really simple way to share your business experience and network with other women is to get involved with associations that empower or support women in your industry or in general – our Women in Enterprise group is a great example!

  •   Buy from female founders

This is your chance to directly help female business owners not only survive but to THRIVE. There are undoubtedly countless benefits to shopping female but here are just a few to have a think about.

Shopping at female companies creates jobs and helps address employment inequality. The majority of new jobs are created by entrepreneurs and small business owners and this of course includes the amazing women who own the shops in your area.

By spending some in a small female owned business you’re contributing to the growth of your community, its causes, and beliefs.

  • Celebrate one another’s successes

Social media is a massive part of a lot of people’s businesses. Supporting women through social media is easy, free and works – have you ever been tempted or bought something that you’ve seen recommended on socials??? We bet you have! People love to hear from other real people and your simple share has the potential to not only drive sales and build communities.

But wait, there’s even more that you can do with regards to celebrating female founders.

What about reaching out in person? Person-to-person connection is invaluable – we all love to hear that something we’ve done or made is liked.It’s common knowledge that running or starting a business can be a huge challenge, it’s all too easy to doubt one’s abilities or not have the self belief to face those challenges. This isn’t unusual but we have within us the power to make a positive impact on someone’s life.

There’s no denying it, ‘Sisters are doing it for themselves’- but there’s still room to give them a helping hand. When we all support each other we all benefit. Together women are unstoppable – and by supporting one another we have the power to change the world.