Brand new cafe/bar ‘The Selkie’ has successful opening night!

We’re delighted to share the news that our member Kelly Fairweather, together with her family have opened a brand new cafe/bar known as The Selkie, on 27 Exchange Street in the heart of Dundee’s City Centre. The venue has seen a transformation over the last 2 weeks in preparation for…

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SPONSORED: New online gym launches for people with chronic illnesses and their families

For two decades, Valerie Duguid has helped hundreds of people with chronic illnesses boost their fitness through exercise – and now she has launched new website called GO Gym so people can exercise at home. Former personal trainer Valerie is a qualified clinical exercise specialist who works with those with debilitating illnesses…

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ENTREPRENEURS CAN DIE OF ISOLATION’ : GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT TO ‘COVID-PROOF’ STRUGGLING BUSINESSES

Entrepreneurs working in isolation are unlikely to survive the post-COVID business climate, according to a world leader in Economic Development. As the full impact of COVID-19 begins to bite, with thousands of people facing redundancy across the country, Women’s Business Station has invited Dr Ernesto Sirolli to help ‘COVID-proof’ struggling…

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East Germany austerity influences Tayside firm’s unusual chutneys

Growing up in the austerity of East Germany has been a major influence in the unusual chutney recipes of a Tayside firm. Daniela Mather moved to Broughty Ferry from Germany with her Scottish husband David in 2015 and later took part in the Coca-Cola 5by20 business training initiative for women…

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DUNDEE CLEANING COMPANY ON A MISSION TO ‘CLEAN UP’ THE INDUSTRY

A Dundee cleaning company is on a mission to ‘clean up’ the industry’s image. Kelly Fairweather, owner and founder of At Your Service, has recently been appointed Associate Director of the Domestic Cleaning Business Network (DCBN).  The not-for-profit trade association, formed late last year, provides general advice and resources to…

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From survive to thrive – female entrepreneurs fight back with lockdown start-ups

Lockdown has been a disastrous time for many businesses, with the repercussions yet to be seen for countless others. While some closed for several months, others ceased operation altogether. Women’s Business Station had been operating for just four months when lockdown hit, turning the dreams of countless entrepreneurial women into…

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The boss who bounced her way to £3m from just £200

The BBC’s weekly ‘The Boss’ series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week they spoke to Kimberlee Perry, founder of trampoline fitness company Bounce. “You need to connect with other people, it makes you feel good,” says Kimberlee Perry. Before coronavirus hit, her business had never contemplated…

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100 ACTIVITIES IN 100 DAYS!

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES DURING LOCKDOWN A social enterprise on a mission to support female entrepreneurs provided 100 activities to almost 100 women in the first 100 days of lockdown. The team behind Women’s Business Station, who aim to enhance the socio-economic empowerment of 10,000 women in Scotland by 2030, have delivered…

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‘Poor Man’s Copyright’ by Alan Rae

Let me set the scene ……. You’ve just written an incisive article, a romantic short story, haunting lyrics, a much needed training programme, drawn a searingly political cartoon strip, devised a novel business proposal, an innovative advertising campaign, created cleverly composed images, written a catchy melody, devised a new dance,…

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Tops tips on how to create your own professional video for your business

Producing professional-looking videos for websites and social media not only requires good filming techniques but also being good at editing. In this session professional filmmaker, Kelly McIntyre will demonstrate how to edit short videos using Adobe Premiere Rush free* editing software suitable for Mac or PC and available as an…

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