Currently in the UK 34% of all SMEs are female led businesses in comparison to the 66% led by men. We don't believe this gap is borne out of lack of talent, capability or ambition as 63% of women find external funding to be a barrier for growing and scaling their own business.
More than 35% of women seeking funding have reported encountering gender bias from financiers resulting in more female start ups being funded by savings and credit cards whilst men are more likely to receive external funding.
Our aim at Female Founder Finance is provide women entrepreneurs access to the first wholly female circle of commercial and investment financiers in the UK. and moving that dial from 34% to 50%.
Female-led businesses have been historically disadvantaged when it comes to obtaining finance and this can make starting and running a business significantly more challenging for women entrepreneurs.
Women are just as capable, if not more, of leading successful businesses, but they continue to face disadvantages when it comes to securing funding. This lack of access to finance might be one of the main reasons why we see fewer female-led businesses in the UK.
If women were able to start and scale new businesses at the same rate as men, up to £250 billion of new value could be added to the UK economy - "The Rose Review"
We are dedicated to assisting female founders with a comprehensive, bespoke service including access to female finance specialists, professional advisers and business support services. We are the only female specialist with an unrestricted funder panel.
With more than 40 years experience working in commercial finance, we have the perfect background and connections to support female led business in its search for equal access to finance. We have an unrivalled compliance process in place so you can be sure we will treat you fairly.
Inspired by conversations with some of her closest female peers, Roxanne created Female Founder Finance with the aim of building a bespoke, specialist female finance boutique to provide access to finance for female entrepreneurs in the UK.
Studies show that 35% of women seeking funding have encountered gender bias from financiers. Research also suggests that they often have to face more hurdles in the application process and are given fewer chances of finding financial support.
With 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs being female, the aim is to provide the UKs first wholly female circle of commercial finance specialists to combat these issues.
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Female Founder Finance is a trading style of Vernon Projects Limited which is an independent commercial finance broker not a lender, as such can introduce you to a wide range of finance providers depending on your requirements and individual circumstances. We are not independent financial advisors and so are unable to provide you with independent financial advice. Female Founder Finance may receive a payment (s) or other benefits from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. Vernon Projects Limited trading as Female Founder Finance is an Appointed Representative of Goodman Corporate Consultancy Ltd which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority No. 733340
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