FOUR award-winning business women have teamed up to help the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Huddersfield-based Janet Bebb, of Social Progress, and Kate Hardcastle of Insight With Passion have teamed up with Claire Mitchell, of Chillipeeps in Ripon, and Louise Turner of Your Virtual PR in Wakefield.
They met up after becoming the only four Yorkshire business women named in the MumsClub Top 100 Business Mums – and decided to pool their skills and help future business women by offering to mentor one lucky winner or team of winners.
Now the women are appealing for entries to their competition, which is open to any female over the age of 16, either individually or as part of a group.
They are encouraging teams of college students as well as young mums or women with a business idea, but who are unsure of how to get the business off the ground.
Janet, who was ranked 10th in the Mums Club Top 100 Business Mums, said: “A recent government report found that lots of young girls don't think they could run their own business. We're keen to bust that myth.
“We got together as Yorkshire winners and decided we didn't want to waste this opportunity. We have a wide range of complementary skills which we know we can use to help one of the next generation of business women.
“It doesn't matter if you're at college, a stay-at-home mum or already in a good job, if you have an idea for a business, are female and over 16 we want to hear from you. All you need to do to enter is send us 300 words describing your business idea.”
Entries should be sent to iwant email@example.com by December 10, 2012.