About Finance For Female Entrepreneurs
Are you a woman business owner seeking to grow and scale-up your business? Or are you in the planning stages of launching a new business or have longed to have your own business?
You are comfortable and confident that the products or services you are offering, or intend to offer will be a success. But what is lacking is access to the necessary capital to finance your plans for growth or start-up.
Most new entrepreneurs, and some existing entrepreneurs too, welcome guidance and direction as to what finance is available and how to access it. And, equally important, what type of finance is most appropriate for their business.
Finance for Female Entrepreneurs aims to offer you access to both the finance appropriate to your business needs, and to the level of guidance you would find welcome. Developed initially in conjunction with The Genesis Initiative to provide UK SME’s with an opportunity to consider different funding options.
An area that has long been neglected, is supporting women in business and enterprise and helping them to gain access to finance. The number one barrier for women in business is to access finance, with women being less aware of the different funding options available and are less likely to believe that they can access finance than men.
There has been a plethora of reports on the lack of support and funding for women in business and the enormous missed opportunity this represents for the UK. Commissioned by the government, the most recent research is The Alison Rose Report of Female Entrepreneurship, with alarming findings of the continuing barriers faced by female entrepreneurs. Pleasingly, the UK government has taken onboard the findings and recommendations of the report and has, in its response, pledged to support the steps that need to be taken in order to alleviate and eliminate the barriers stifling entrepreneurship and growth in this important sector of the economy, through a number of initiatives.
Finance for Female Entrepreneurs has been developed to make it easier for you to look at the options
Finance for Female Entrepreneurs has the ability to consider the increasing number of potential lending solutions from a similarly increasing number of providers. This, along with the ability to tailor-make funding solutions, which are, more often than not, eminently more suitable than a ‘one size fits all’ offering that, we were all used to in the past. There are two ways that you can get the help that you need in finding finance for your business and it is really down to your own preference. We have also provided you with the ability to seek help in different ways throughout the process and these are explained in more detail on the About Us page.
With the support of our industry leading and accredited partners, we aim to facilitate your journey in securing the most suitable source of finance for you and your business; providing you with the ability to go direct to the Business Lending Community.
Working in conjunction with Alternative Business Funding (ABF) the British Business Bank designated finance platform and their Funder Finder engine, we at Finance for Entrepreneurs aim to help find a solution that is right for you – on that will, hopefully, open up more opportunities for raising finance for your business, than could be possibly imagined.
Finance for Female Entrepreneurs powered by Funder Finder, provides a free and easy way to research and find finance for your business. The unique Funder Finder engine uses straightforward information to match SMEs with an impressive selection of funders within minutes, offering access to a broad range of funding products across the UK.
ABF is approved by HM Treasury and the British Business Bank as one of three designated platforms for the Bank Referral Scheme.
So go ahead, follow this link to Funder Finder with Finance for Female Entrepreneurs to take you to our funding platform. Good luck, we are here for you, we welcome hearing from you.
If you feel that, in the first instance, you would like to speak with a specialist commercial finance adviser and seek some initial advice, we can facilitate this too, by directing you to your locally based adviser, through our partners Connect and Click Business Finance.
Finance for Female Entrepreneurs has been developed by The Genesis Initiative Women In Business Group.
The Genesis Initiative was formed to improve the quality of debate on SMEs and to create economic reform, driven by SMEs and supported by Parliamentarians.
The Senate involves highly professional and qualified representatives of Entrepreneurs, SME Research Academia, Parliaments and Assemblies, and SME Trade and Professional bodies (some 117 representing over 1 million members), within the UK .
This combination of entrepreneurial zeal, concentrated research and commitment from experts working on behalf of SMEs is linked with All Party Support across the Houses of Lords and Commons. Their joint efforts contribute to the continued growth of the SME sector within the United Kingdom. This experience and knowledge is shared with international partners who wish to work with or emulate this model.
Small Business is the backbone of the British economy and when it does well the whole country does well. The role of Genesis is to act as an umbrella organisation, working on behalf of its members to optimise potential growth in the SME sector. They aim to participate fully in achieving structural and economic reforms that will enable business to flourish.
Finance for Entrepreneurs and Finance for Female Entrepreneurs are fully supportive of and proactively engaged with the Genesis Initiative and its Senate Members.
“We are delighted to be forming an alliance with Finance for Entrepreneurs and Finance for Female Entrepreneurs, whose founders are longstanding and respected members of The Genesis Initiative and are highly regarded in the MSME business community.
Raising finance has always been challenging for small businesses, and it’s even more difficult in the current Covid-19 environment. Access to finance, is also identified in the Government commissioned Alison Rose Report on Female Entrepreneurship 2019, as one of the key barriers hindering the formation and growth of women-owned businesses in the UK.
It follows that business finance is a significant issue for the Genesis Initiative and we are confident that our alliance with Finance for Entrepreneurs and Finance for Female Entrepreneurs will help us meet our Manifesto and strategic objectives. Importantly, we also share a common purpose; to serve the interests of small businesses by drawing on our collective expertise to address a pressing issue facing this sector, which we should not forget, makes up over 98% of the UK economy.
We look forward to working with our new trusted allies.”
John May, Chairman, The Genesis Initiative