How do I use this site?

There are lots of ways this site can help you as you look at planning, starting and growing a business.

A good place to start is the Start-up Ready Checklist. This covers the basics of the things you’ll need to consider when thinking of starting a business. From the Checklist you can click through to more information on a range of topics to help you think about as you plan your business.

You can also use the links at the top of the site to find articles covering different themes such as Finance and Support. Click on any of the links to dig deeper on each of the themes: you can then filter the range of articles depending on what stage you feel your business is at – Pre-Start, Just launched or Established.

Get inspired and find out more on the realities of start-up life by reading the stories of our Ambassadors. These women are already running their businesses and come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Their businesses are at different stages and their stories of how they have overcome challenges and found new ways of working can help you think about how you want to run your own business.

Business life seldom stays the same, especially at this time as we all deal with the wide-ranging impacts from COVID-19. We’ll be adding more articles regularly – the Women’s Business Centre will grow as your business grows. There’ll also be exclusive updates and access to additional support.

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