Welcome! Make It Your Business is a nationwide initiative to encourage and support women like you to start your own business.

We run events all over the country, where women can meet established local female entrepreneurs, learn from their experiences and network with other local aspiring female entrepreneurs, in a relaxed and enabling environment.

We believe in the power of collaboration, so we have also established an online chat forum, where any woman can ask any question about enterprise.


Research tells us that women currently make up only 20 per cent of small business start-ups, mainly because they lack confidence, networking opportunities and female role models. We aim to change that. We also know that when women do start a business, they are statistically more likely to succeed than a man (sorry lads!). If as many women as men started their own business, it would add 180 billion pounds to the economy by 2025. Pretty compelling reasons, we think, to encourage female enterprise.

Our website lists all our events throughout the UK, together with videos, blogs and discussion threads. It is free to use and those who register for MIYB membership (a one off £10 payment) will also receive a monthly newsletter, and unlimited entry to any of our events nationwide.

Make It your Business is part of the The National Women’s Enterprise Network, a not-for-profit organisation founded by entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster Alison Cork