Have you got a business idea? One that makes you light up when you think about it but you put it to the back of your mind? Back Her Business could help you to make that idea happen.
So what is Back Her Business? Ulster Bank and Crowdfunder, the UK’s number #1 crowdfunding platform, have teamed up and they want it to be the UK’s most exciting and accessible business start-up programme for women. Why not take the first steps today and tell them your idea in 100 words here.
To be a part of the programme where you could get up to £5,000 in match funding as well as support and coaching, women need to match the eligibility criteria which includes: identifying as female, living and having their business based in the UK and finally, not have already turned over £1,000 per annum for that business idea. Back Her Business is ready to make brand new businesses happen. For more information, you can read the criteria in full here.
CEO of NatWest Group – which Ulster Bank are a part of – Alison Rose published The Rose Review a year ago and said, “The UK has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial communities in the world, but only one in three of our entrepreneurs is female – we need to be more ambitious and find ways to unlock the huge untapped potential.”
That’s right, only one in three! Back Her Business was born as a key initiative to help female entrepreneurs and a year in, the team has already seen incredible stories from women making their businesses happen.
It’s not just in Northern Ireland either. Back Her Business is also a key initiative for NatWest, for women in England and Wales and Royal Bank of Scotland for women in Scotland.
Why crowdfund? It’s a good question. Why not just get a loan? Through crowdfunding, you can gain early stage validation for your business in the form of supporters and backers, meaning you can test your idea, build your community, develop your business and make your first sale.
Crowdfunder has expert coaching, support and an exclusive crowdfunding platform for women to start businesses and Ulster Bank provides match funding up to £5,000 to certain successful projects.
So why not make your business happen with Back Her Business? Tell them your idea in 100 words here and take the first step towards being your own boss. For UK residents with new UK based projects. Eligibility, fees and specific criteria apply: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/back-her-business/eligibility-terms-privacy