Women’s Enterprise Scotland is running a new business growth course in Fife to help female-led businesses reach their full potential.
The community interest company, which focuses on the contribution women’s enterprise, is running its Leadership for Growth programme is partnership with Fife Economy Partnership.
Women-owned businesses are currently just 20% of the business base in Scotland, yet contributes £8.8 billion into the Scottish economy every year and have created over 230,000 jobs.
Other nations such as the US have almost doubled this percentage of women-owned businesses by providing business support designed specifically for women.
The Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) programme is four full day sessions spread over six months. The first session will be held at the Enterprise Hub in Glenrothes on September 16.
Pamela Stevenson, lead officer, enterprise and business development at Fife Council, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the WES programme to ensure that women-owned businesses in Fife can access free bespoke growth support and continue their momentum on from the start-up phase.”
More than 50 Fife-based women have previously benefitted from WES growth programmes, including Errin Todd of Dalgety Bay based Todd Fish Tech.
She said: “It helped me to critically assess my business strategy and identify action areas.
“The programme boosted my confidence and our business growth has been transformational since I completed the programme.
“I enjoyed meeting other like-minded women on the course and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to take their business growth to the next level.”