About the programme

The ACF Women Entrepreneurship Programme enables women to build their confidence in business, solidify their strategy, expand their network, and get connected with relevant markets.

Our key focus is on helping women from black, asian, and minority ethnic communities to access the necessary skills, training, and finance required to start their own MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises).

It’s is a 6 to 8 week online training course (2 hours a week) designed to help women overcome key challenges and barriers in entrepreneurship and turn their business ideas into a commercially viable reality.

Applications open for women in Wales and Saudi Arabia

Need support starting your own enterprise? Join the ACF Women Entrepreneurship Programme. Our transformative ‘skills for life’ course is designed to help women overcome barriers in entrepreneurship, and turn their business ideas into commercially viable realities. No idea is too small.

Applications are now open for Wales (start date: 7 September, 2022), and Saudi Arabia (start date: 12 October, 2022). Learn more below.

Women Entrepreneurship Programme, Wales

Start date: 7th September 2022
Length: 6 weeks with an additional 2 weeks of one to one mentoring
Structure: 1 day per week – 2 hours on every Wednesday
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Funded by / in collaboration with: Cardiff University

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Women Entrepreneurship Programme, Saudi Arabia

Start date: 12th October 2022
Length: 6 weeks with an additional 2 weeks of one to one mentoring
Structure: 1 day per week – 2 hours, every Wednesday
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saudi Arabia time
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Funded by / in collaboration with: The Women Leadership Centre in Riyadh

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What's included

We cover the following areas

– Assessing yourself as a businesswoman 

– Assessing your business idea, its legal requirements and competitive advantage

– Identifying your target markets/customers 

– Conducting market research and developing a marketing strategy

– Developing your business model — the ‘go-to-market’ approach 

– Developing a business plan — how much will it cost? Expenses? Cash flow?

Application Form

Please click Apply Now where you will be taken off site to our Women Entrepreneurship Programme application form. Once submitted, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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