Female entrepreneurs brainstorm solutions for success

Leading businesswomen from across Tunbridge Wells brainstormed solutions to current challenges at Make It Your Business: Continuing The Conversations at Salomon’s Estate on 18 October.

The networking and masterminding group, which meets twice a year, is open to former panellists of Make It Your Business Tunbridge Wells, which aims to inspire female entrepreneurs and those thinking of setting up their own business.

Continuing The Conversations is the initiative of the Tunbridge Wells Make It Your Business champion Siobhan Stirling, founder and managing director of marketing and PR agency Sharp Minds Communications.

Siobhan said: “The energy from Make It Your Business events is phenomenal. I wanted to find a way to enable these amazing female entrepreneurs to extend their network with like-minded, successful, ambitious female business owners by introducing panellists from the different events to one another.

“Although all our businesses are different, there are common themes that women in business face as we take on more clients and staff and expand our services, often while juggling a lot of other commitments.

“The collective knowledge of all our panellists is phenomenal. Continuing The Conversations is a way of bringing this expertise together to enable the different female business owners to benefit from each other’s experiences and expertise.”

Alison Cork, founder of Make It Your Business, added: “It’s fantastic to see the huge success of Make It Your Business Tunbridge Wells – and great that Siobhan has developed a way to maintain the momentum generated by the individual events to strengthen the relationships started in the room, offering a forum for our panellists to collaborate in exploring solutions to common business challenges.”

The most common challenge facing the members was time pressures, followed by managing staff, implementing change successfully and evolving business models.

The next Make It Your Business Tunbridge Wells event is on Friday 19 January from 10:30am to 12:30pm at The Finance Hub on The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. Tickets will be released through EventBrite.

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