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Entrepreneurial mothers

Have you set up a new business after becoming a parent? The number of mums that are working for themselves has doubled in the last ten years. What are the challenges and rewards?

Have you set up a new business after becoming a parent? What are the challenges and rewards? The number of mothers that are working for themselves has doubled in the last ten years according to IPSE, a society representing Professionals and the Self Employed. There are now almost 600,000 freelancing mothers across the UK.
In addition, there are many mums who are running their own businesses and employing others. But challenges remain - lack of access to finance and an absence of role models can hold some women back from striking out on their own professionally. But the Government is hoping to boost the numbers of female entrepreneurs with initiatives including free business mentoring services. From e-commerce, to setting up a franchise, to spotting a gap in a market and making it a profitable business, Money Box wants to hear stories from entrepreneurial mothers and share their top tips.

Join Louise Cooper and expert panel.

Guests:

Entrepreneur Alison Cork – The Government's appointed Champion for Women Entrepreneurs and founder of The National Women’s Enterprise Network, helping women to set up their own businesses.

Ruby Peacock from the Federation of Small Businesses ‘Women in Enterprise’ team

Contact the Money Box team to tell your stories
The number to call is 03 700 100 444, geographic charges apply. The lines open at 1pm on Wednesday.
Email moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet @moneybox

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