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9 February 2018

Make It YOUR Business & Mumsnet launch new chat forum!





Make It Your Business and Mumsnet have just launched a chat forum for aspiring female entrepreneurs on 31st January 2018. The URL is: https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/make_it_your_business 

Make It Your Business (MIYB), founded in 2017 by entrepreneur Alison Cork to support and encourage women to work for themselves, announces its partnership with Mumsnet, the UK's biggest website for parents.

The partnership will provide an online chat forum for women thinking of starting their own business.  From Jan 31st 2018, Mumsnet users can post questions and exchange ideas on any aspect of entrepreneurship or how to get started in running your own business, with the added benefit of feedback from the team at Make It Your Business and Alison Cork, who will be on hand to share their experience and advice.

Mumsnet founder & CEO Justine Roberts says: “Starting a business from scratch is challenging, but the statistics show that women face particular barriers; just one-fifth of small businesses in the UK are majority-owned by women. From having the self-confidence to go it alone, to sharing worries about balancing family life with long working days, women can benefit from the experience and support of others who have been there and done that - which, happily, is Mumsnet's speciality. So we're delighted to be working with Make It Your Business, and hope it will help women from all backgrounds to go for it.”

Founder of MIYB, entrepreneur Alison Cork says: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mumsnet, and doing our bit to address the lack of support and information currently deterring many women from starting their own business. We look forward to working with Mumsnet’s vibrant and engaged community”.

Make It Your Business is not for profit and free to join (http://www.makeityourbusiness.co.uk/join-us-free/).

Members receive a monthly newsletter, get access to one on one advice from established female entrepreneurs, the chance to join local networking groups and a free ticket for one of the many MIYB seminars happening around the UK.

About Make It Your Business

Make It Your Business is part of The National Women’s Enterprise Network (www.nwenetwork.co.uk), founded by entrepreneur Alison Cork. It is a not for profit organisation set up to encourage and support women throughout the UK to start their own business.

About Mumsnet

Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 12 million unique visitors per month clocking up over 128 million page views. It has a network of over 9,000 influencers. It regularly campaigns on issues including support for families of children with special educational needs, improvements in postnatal and miscarriage care, and freedom of speech on the internet.


About Alison Cork:



Read by millions every week, and frequently on TV and Radio, home guru Alison Cork has built up a formidable reputation as a trusted homes and interiors expert, with an unfailing eye for quality and value.

With an ever growing portfolio encompassing writing and broadcasting, in 2012 Alison branched out into product design, collaborating with online furniture retailer www.made.com to produce the bestselling Wolseley and Lansdowne Collections.

In 2013, Alison launched her own online interiors collection at www.alisonathome.com featuring beautiful, stylish homeware at accessible prices. Alison’s signature style is classic design with a twist, blending elegant shapes with tactile materials and rich use of colour.

There is a hint of tradition and heritage at the heart of all Alison’s work, but her contemporary treatment allows it to sit successfully in the modern home. ‘Everyday Elegance’ is her byword.
Passionate about what Britain does best, Alison also works alongside skilled craftspeople and suppliers throughout the UK, to support British manufacturing.

Aside from product design, Alison writes weekly interiors columns for several national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, Times, Guardian, Observer and London’s Evening Standard, with a weekly readership totalling well over 12 million. Her TV presenting credits include Cowboy Builders (CH 5), Secret Removers (C4), Home In The Country (ITV), Don’t Move Improve (ITV) and Get The Look For Less (ITV).

In 2014, Alison launched her hugely successful homeware brand on www.qvc.co.uk , where it continues to bring stylish and affordable furniture and accessories to the viewing public. In 2017 she is launching an exciting collaboration with online bathroom company www.victorianplumbing.co.uk

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