A survey by NatWest showed that in 2015 126,000 businesses were created by women – a huge leap from the 58,000 created in 2006 – but down from the 139,000 in 2013. In 2015 businesses set up by women contributed £3.5bn to the UK economy and created 77,000 jobs. However the  proportion of the UK’s […]

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The concepts of microenterprise and microfinance were pioneered in 1976 by Nobel Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank (Bank of the Poor), in Bangladesh. The bank was established for making small loans to the poor − predominantly women – to help them obtain economic self-sufficiency. The fundamental principle behind the Grameen Bank is that credit is a human right. This […]

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The rise of the internet combined with the rise of the gig economy has made virtual assistants a viable way of taking some of the stress and worry from start up’s and SMEs.  Today there are millions of virtual assistants worldwide with one online platform alone claiming to have eight million virtual assistants. Not only […]

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