Facebook partners with Enterprise Nation to support female business owners
- 1st February 2017
- Women in Business
Facebook has partnered up with Enterprise Nation in order to provide support to female business owners across the UK.
The partnership is part of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative. The initiative aims to provide 10,000 female business owners with training to help them to learn the digital skills that they need to boost their business.
The training programme will enable women to have access to online and offline training resources, enabling them to learn new skills at their own pace.
Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative was launched last year in May and aims to provide support for female business owners, giving them access to practical advice and tools to enable them to achieve their growth ambitions.
Last year, data showed that there was a significant gender gap for people starting a new business, with just a fifth of the 5.4 million small businesses in the UK being set up by women. However, more women are now showing an interest in starting their own business, with 14 per cent saying that they would be likely to set up a business in the future compared to one in ten in 2016.
Facebook VP EMEA, Nicola Mendelsohn, commented: “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and an important part of the Facebook community.”
She added that Facebook is excited to partner up with Enterprise Nation and continue their commitment to encourage and inspire more female business owners to fulfil their potential through the initiative.
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