Welcome! Are you a business woman, or would you like to be? Do you want to find out how to set up or improve your own business? Do you want to learn new skills, gain confidence, and network with like-minded women? Then read on!

A previous course, Women Leading for a Change was a tremendously successful and award winning leadership programme. It was led by the WEA in partnership with Bright Ideas, the Broadway Cinema and CEFET. (Visit http://womenleadingforachangedotorg.wordpress.com/ for more details.)

Now, One Nottingham is funding a programme of activities aimed at aspiring business women and entrepreneurs in Nottingham City. It is brought to you by Bright Ideas, mon0lisa, and the WEA East Midlands. The course is made up of a series of practical workshops, inspirational networking and learning events led by female entrepreneurs.

The programme will be aimed at

  • Women who want to set up a new business
  • Women who want to learn how to strengthen their existing business
  • Women who want to explore their business potential.
  • Women who want to learn new skills and confidence.
  • Women who want to meet other like-minded women and expand their network.

It doesn’t matter how small or big your ideas or plans are. This programme will cover a range of business ideas – whether you want to sell products, deliver training, or offer a service.  You may want to set up a social enterprise, a private business, or something else entirely.

By the end of the programme of workshops, each woman entrepreneur will have learned a wealth of new skills, and will have a basic business starter kit to launch or re-launch their new business.

There will be a number of exciting events running this September and October, please click on the links for more information:


Email events@brightideasnottingham.co.uk for any enquiries or to register your interest.

For the launch events you do not need to register in order to attend.  For the Introduction to Business course, you will need to register; you will not be able to just turn up.

Our volunteer events team

We have recruited an army of Women Mean Business events team volunteers. The team is made up of diverse women from the community, who are planning and delivering our Autumn events. If you’d like to become part of this team, volunteer your time and get on the job experience of events, please get in touch; email info@brightideasnottingham.co.uk for further details.

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23 thoughts on “About

  1. today we’re learning how to use social media and blogging as part of our events team training

  2. Really excited to be part of this course! It’s great to get women together to inspire each other with their businesses

  3. The course has been engaging and fun.

  4. On day 2 of the training course to be part of the events team for Women mean business and am enjoying it. I have met a group of lovely women and we’re having fun! 🙂

  5. Had a wonderful day at the women mean business course.
    engaging and inspiring

  6. Women mean business is a fantastic course, it inspiring, informative and most of all motivating.

  7. really enjoying the course so far

  8. looking forward to getting involved in organizing events. going to be sooo much fun im sure!!!!!!!!

  9. The training has been fun and really interactive. Enjoying it so far… 🙂

  10. Women mean business RAAAAAAA, looking forward to getting involved

  11. Enjoying the course so far.. interesting to learn some new skills too

  12. Lorraine Having a Fun time on the Events Training Course on 2nd day now we are blogging : ). Feeling really good about getting Women Mean Business on the Go…….

  13. Minnie tne course is very satisfying and rewarding and I cant wait to start my own business interacting with my co members the tutors are nice too

  14. I am having fun at the WEA, with W.W.W. meaning Wonderful,Working, Women.

    Best wishes to all of us from

    Guest who the one and only

    Jackie Brown*

  15. Caroline says: “I am feeling inspired and encouraged on the course (and we are only on the second day!). I feel its a supportive environment and both the other learners and tutors are both motivating and informative! fabulous!

  16. Fir the attention if the Research and Media team Facet Society report Female Unemployment to rise read article news.sky.com/story/10821431/

  17. we’ve made some changes to the blog based on your feedback from last week, let us know if you have any more ideas

  18. Need to ring the a voice newspaper to see what if anything they can give us. If anyone has any ideal let me know

  19. Admin team I sent a tweet to Nottingham playhouse, asking if they could help with free venue for our courses, they responded by saying to email in. Here is the details – admin@nottinghamplathoyse.co.uk.

    Many thanks

  20. I seem to be having problems leaving a blog please send me a tweet whether you ave had the 2 blogs I posted. Thanks

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