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Want to start your own business? Not sure what business model to choose? Learn about different business formats in our session.

About this event

In the last Alison Rose* Review of Female Entrepreneurship report from 2019, the first priority was to fully understand the barriers which hold UK women back from starting or scaling businesses. By analysing barriers at each stage, they’ve identified opportunities to help more women succeed as entrepreneurs, including the most suitable business models.

So what are the main barriers?

  • Finance
  • Family Commitments
  • Industry Experience
  • Skills – e.g. IT / Sales
  • Lack of confidence
  • Fear of dept, failure and asking for help

Join our free webinar with Pam Gordon, Franchising Consultant , to find out more about the different business models that might help and support women into business and self-employment, including

  • Own Idea
  • Agency
  • Distribution
  • Licensing
  • Franchising
  • Q&A

Pam will explore all the different models and how they might help in some forms to overcome the barriers into business for women.

We will look at creating an action plan to follow up and research with sign-posting for further information and support to explore the different options

*Alison Rose, Deputy CEO, NatWest Holdings and CEO, Commercial & Private Banking

About Pam

Pam Gordon is a Franchise Consultant with The Franchising Centre, she has nearly 25 years experience within franchising, having worked across many different franchise sectors in that time. The last 7 years have been with The Franchising Centre, which is a multi-disciplined team of specialist consultants who work individually and collectively on behalf of clients on licensing and franchise projects in the UK and Internationally.

Pam is a Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) awarded by the British Franchise Association of which she is a member. She has also undertaken project managing and mentoring courses to ensure she works in a professional and focused way with clients to support their licence/franchise projects to fruition.The goal is always to ‘support’ the client business to become a good licencor/franchiser and take the project from the germ of a growth idea and put into practice and with a hands-on and practical approach actually make it happen.

Pam has worked mainly with businesses in the Southeast but has The Franchising Centre colleagues across the UK.

Following the event, the BIPC will send you a feedback form which we would be grateful if you could complete to allow us to monitor the success of our events.



What is your refund policy?

The majority of our events are free, but places are limited and events are usually oversubscribed. Please give two working days’ notice via email for a refund.

Can I attend if I’m not a member of the library?

Absolutely! Any Sussex based business/ person with a business idea is welcome. Though we always recommend joining the library as it’s free and will make accessing our databases, books and publications much easier.

How can I find out about any news & upcoming events?

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Increase your chances of business success

The Business & IP Centre Sussex supports people to start, protect and grow their businesses. Come and access our free market research and intellectual property databases and take part in our regular programme of workshops and events.

We are here to support anyone in Sussex with a business idea or SME – whether in East Sussex, West Sussex or Brighton & Hove. Not your region? Find your local BIPC here to find out how they can help you: https://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre/national-network

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