Business Support

Scottish Roadshows

The Scottish Government is dedicated to inspiring women of all backgrounds to consider starting their own business, turning their ideas into a thriving income source.

inspirent is appointed to facilitate this for women across Scotland.

Business Support

Women Can! Pathways Roadshow

Women Can! Pathways Roadshow

The Scottish Government is dedicated to inspiring women of all backgrounds to consider starting their own business, turning their ideas into a thriving income source.

inspirent is appointed to facilitate this for women across Scotland.

Helping Women into Business:
Turning Ideas into Enterprises.

To all women out there, juggling work, family, and finances

Are you a woman with an idea or a skill, unsettled in your current place and would love to start your own business but don’t quite know where to start? Do you dream of being your own boss, making a difference, and achieving financial independence? Or perhaps you have never even considered it. Maybe you don’t know where to start, or it seems too daunting.If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Introducing inspirent pre-start roadshow for women into business, a one-of-a-kind event designed to empower, inspire, and equip aspiring women like you. Join us as we bring together women just like you, together with industry experts, successful businesswomen, to share their knowledge, resources, and provide the support you need to turn your business ideas or change in direction into reality.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to kickstart your journey, gain the help you need and make your mark in the business world. Sign up for our roadshow today and get ready to unleash your potential!

“I want to do this; I now feel motivated and confident. I believe I can make this happen!”

– Jean Smith, Glasgow Attendee

Pathways Roadshow

Believe in the power of your ideas.

Believe in the power of your ideas.

Your passion for what you do need not just be a hobby—it can be the foundation of a potential new business. Whether it’s creating art, designing tech solutions, starting a sustainable fashion line, reselling pre-loved children’s clothing or launching a wellness brand, no matter the idea, your passion can be the driving force behind a successful future.

But embarking on this journey may seem daunting at first. Fear not! You don’t have to navigate this path alone. Meet our mentors, experts, and supportive communities. Connect and learn with individuals experienced in marketing, finance, management, branding, and sales. Their guidance can be invaluable, helping you traverse the business landscape more confidently.

Remember, believing in yourself is the first step towards success. You have the ability, the passion, and the vision—trust in them.

You will already have many skills that you are using daily, these roadshows will combine your experiences, your creativity and using your determination, your strengths inspirent will provide you with a clear plan of the way forward in starting a business.

Secure your FREE place at one of our Roadshows.

Testimonials

What they got from it…

What they got from it…

Having attended the Paisley Roadshow I have to tell you it was full of inspiration, learning and connection with speakers and attendees sharing stories, insights and invaluable advice. If you are a woman thinking of starting, or recently started,  a business I highly recommend you go along to one.

You’ll come away with new business strategies, more belief and confidence in yourself, and connect with an amazing bunch of women.

Louise Harkiss, Attendee at our Paisley Roadshow

More Energy and improved my self-belief to create meaningful work. I am now optimistic and believe that I can act and build on my ideas.”

Catherine Fox, Attendee at our Paisley Roadshow

“I want to do this; I now feel motivated and confident – I now believe I am capable and can make this happen. I am really glad I came along today.”

Jean Smith, Attendee at our Glasgow Roadshow

“The Women Can! Pathways Roadshow is a real golden opportunity for any women who are currently thinking or dreaming about starting a business. It will help you build your confidence, discover important steps to build a business and allow you to connect with others.

The ladies from Inspirent offered support and guidance throughout the Roadshow – plus it was great to connect with other like-minded independent women in the audience, sharing stories and ideas

I think the most valuable thing was realising that the same things I am afraid of or worried about – I’m not confident or tough enough, or people will think my idea is silly – are the ones EVERY woman there thought.

We are all thinking the same things, that we are not good enough – worrying other women will laugh at our idea or think it is stupid.

I am really lucky to have supportive family, friends and men around me too – but still I think about those things.

I don’t know if women face greater challenges in business than men – I’ve got supportive men around me pushing me hard to do more and achieve my potential. But that brings its own pressures.

But after leaving the Women Can! Pathways Roadshow I felt optimistic and supported by the ladies from Inspirent. It boosted my confidence and helped me top up my knowledge on how to be successful in business – and really made me think I can do this.

I have an idea for a business and everyone around me is telling me to go for it. I came away motivated and inspired and for the first time thinking…maybe I CAN do this.”

Olivia Pink, Attendee at our Glasgow Roadshow

Book Your Place

inspirent will deliver 10 FREE Roadshows across Scotland between January & March 2024.

inspirent will deliver 10 Roadshows across Scotland between January & March 2024.

The Women Can! Roadshow is all about providing the confidence and self-belief for women to consider setting up a business as a career path. There are 50 places on each Roadshow – CLICK ON ANY OF THE LOCATIONS BELOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE and get your 2024 off to the best start.

Thursday 25th January

Thursday 1st February

Thursday 8th February

Wednesday 21st February

Wednesday 28th February

Thursday 29th February

Thursday 7th March

Tuesday 12th March

Thursday 14th March

Thursday 21st March

Pathways Roadshow

The take-away of each inspirent Women Can Roadshow – which will run from 09:30 to no later than 15:30 – is outlined below.

The take-away of each inspirent Women Can Roadshow – which will run from 09:30 to no later than 15:30 – is outlined below.

Provide inspiring relatable information about starting a business, identifying, and navigating challenges and barriers by providing.

Highlight access to a wide range of business resources, support, tools, and funding opportunities to help women effectively launch and grow their business.

Deep dive workshops and discussion sessions focusing on essential business skills such as Business Planning, Marketing, Finance and Leadership. Helping women’s confidence by highlighting the transferrable skills they already have.

Create an opportunity for potential female start-ups across Scotland to connect with each other, established business owners, mentors, and peers to share knowledge, experiences, and opportunities.

With the permission of all women attending we will retain your data, help define initial actions to support their start up aspirations and your Advisor will check in with you for a progress update for a 3-month period.

Share success stories to inspire, motivate and encourage all women to pursue their business start-up dreams. inspirent aim is for all women attending to leave each workshop:

Bouncing with ideas. Excited. Hopeful and with self-belief that they can start a business. With access to resources, how they can start a Business. A new awareness of the skills they already have. A plan with what their next steps are.

Foster a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and promotes equal opportunities for all Scottish women who are thinking of starting a business regardless of educational attainment, economic or emotional status, physical needs, social status, and background.

“I am optimistic and now believe that I can act and build on my ideas.”

– Catherine Fox, Paisley attendee

Pathways Roadshow

It’s okay to start small.

It’s okay to start small.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are successful businesses. Take the initial step of coming along to a Roadshow, learn, adapt, and grow. Embrace failures as lessons, not setbacks. Each obstacle is an opportunity to refine your strategy and move forward with greater resilience.

Create a network of support, both personally and professionally. Surround yourself with individuals who champion your aspirations. Lean on your peers, family, and mentors when times get tough. Their encouragement can be the fuel that keeps your entrepreneurial fire burning bright.

So, to all the women with a dream, a vision, and a passion: It’s time to turn those ambitions into a thriving enterprise. Your journey may have challenges, but your determination and the support available will pave the way for your success.

You’ve got this.
With inspirent unwavering support, Women Can!

You’ve got this.
With inspirent unwavering support, Women Can!

The world eagerly awaits the innovation, creativity, and leadership that you, as women business owners, are ready to bring forth.

Believe in yourself. Your passion is your power.
Let it guide you toward the remarkable journey of self-employment or building your own business.

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Need more information? Enquire today.

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