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IT’S YOUR TURN

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What is

Enterprising ME exists to unlock the untapped entrepreneurial potential of women – providing the skills, resources and confidence women need to become Australia’s next entrepreneurs.

It is a place for women of all stages of life, with one thing in common – a desire to create and grow a career in entrepreneurship and bring your business ideas to life. It is a space for community and inspiration – whether you have a big idea or are looking for a spark – whether you’re already on your journey or merely at the dreaming stage of starting a business.

It’s your turn to focus on you, your ideas and everything they can be.

The untapped potential of entrepreneurial women

This national research report explores the enterprising mindset of women in their 40s and 50s, proving that these women have many ideas for new businesses, services and products, but too few of these ideas materialise into starting a business.

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Enterprising journeys

From the inner city suburbs of Melbourne, to small rural towns like Warren, NSW, women all over Australia are turning business ideas and passion projects into meaningful ventures. Draw inspiration from some of these incredible journeys to success, as these women in business share their experiences, their best advice and the lived experiences that paved their path to entrepreneurship.

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The latest insights

The journey to starting your own business can be a pretty steep learning curve, full of twists and turns. Check in with some of the latest advice, insights and strategies for navigating the trickiest of challenges.

Enterprising ME is a platform of inspiration, resources, and community for female entrepreneurs and women with business ideas to get started on their entrepreneurial journey.

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