B-new – Female entrepreneurs

Posted 24/07/2012

Why is persuading women to start their own business so hard?

Why don’t more women start a business? That question has vexed many in recent years and a new cross-channel project aims to try and find out.

The BNEW programme is a European-funded project aimed at addressing the barriers to setting up and running a business for women in France and the UK. To help the project better understand what is needed by women in the partner localities the project has devised a short questionnaire to aid development of appropriate support by the programme in the applicable geography: in this case Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The project is made up of 7 partner organisations based in Brittany, France and Cornwall and Hampshire/Isle of Wight in the UK. The aim is to encourage the set up of new women-led businesses and to facilitate cross-border collaboration between English and French business women.

This link is to a questionnaire to help the project better understand the obstacles, both physical or emotional.

WSX Enterprise are keen to canvas the views and feedback of local business women so please click through and help.

Once the results have been collated and new set of tools, resources and events will be developed, fully-informed by the outcomes and views expressed.

So, whether just starting out or in business for years, BNEW would really like to hear from local business women about what can be done to help.

For more information about the BNEW project contact Gill Tranter on 01329 223276.






“This project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the South East Competitiveness Programme 2007-13”