Supporting women in business

We’ve made a bold commitment to supporting women in the UK in starting and running their own businesses. We have set ourselves the target of helping 100,000+ female-led businesses start out by the end of 2023.

This stand is in response to Alison Rose’s Review of Female Entrepreneurship, which found:

We want to support entrepreneurial women in their journey and believe we’re in a strong position to do exactly that. Working with small businesses every day, we understand the support and guidance needed to make the big step to start out in business – whether it’s as a contractor, freelancer, sole trader, or small business owner.

Commitment objectives include

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Welcoming 100,000 female-led businesses to Tide by the end of 2023

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Tracking and reporting on female entrepreneurs using Tide

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Organising initiatives and events to support women in opening their own businesses

Business inspiration from entrepreneurial women

Key findings

We surveyed 1,000 women who work for themselves, to learn more about their motivations for starting a business, the challenges they can face and the opportunities available to boost their businesses.

We’re using this data to identify how we can best support women in starting out in business, but it also makes interesting reading.

These insights will help us ensure we’re providing the right kind of support and initiatives to empower women in business.

You can read more about our research in this blog, and in this article published by Forbes.

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