International women’s day: 5 entrepreneurs give their advice

posted by 9 months ago in Features
International Women's Day

It’s international women’s day! Around 1.2 million UK small and medium sized businesses are currently led by women according to government statistics. It is estimated that in the UK women-led SMEs contribute about £75 billion to our economy.

To celebrate we’ve put together some tips from 4 successful business women:

Jenny Knighting, founder of Nutcracker Agency

“Outsource what you are bad at, free up your time to do what you are excellent at and the results will follow.  If I could sneak another one in, it would be to have a tangible plan, not a blind vision but a real plan of how you are planning to get from A to B and then stick to it (allowing for innovation along the way).”

Amy McManus, founder of AM Marketing

“Don’t needlessly compare yourself to others; this will only cause you issues. What people display on social/ outside isn’t necessarily what’s happening behind closed doors. Concentrate on your own unique USPs.”

Maria and Sarah Trechman, founders of Well & Truly

“Do it! It’s the best thing we’ve ever done but make sure you have a good network & team around you to help guide you and offer advice when you need it. Maria & I (co-founders) both say that we couldn’t do it on our own, being able to share the journey with someone has made all the ups and downs so much better. We also built a good network of other start-ups who we meet for a chat or coffee. The start-up scene in London is very supportive and always happy to share any advice or tips.”

Surlender Pendress, co-founder of Write Size

“To become a part of the 1% of entrepreneurs in this world you must be prepared to do what 99% of the population don’t. Don’t be scared to take a risk and believe in yourself and your products.”