Does the economy need £250 billion in new value?
What if I told you my business had the potential to add £250 billion in new value to the UK economy …well it can. How? ….. by unlocking a pool of female entrepreneurs.
Just 9% of the funding funnelled into UK start-ups goes to women-run businesses and only 1 in 5 businesses in the UK is owned by a female. Only 1% of all venture funding goes to businesses founded by all-female teams.*
The gender gap in funding for women-led businesses is costing the UK billions in missed opportunity. In fact… £250 billion.
How will my business do it?
Bodhi Living & Lifestyle is a homewares and lifestyle business with a difference! We only stock products from female led brands, creatives and makers. We provide female led businesses with a sustainable, guaranteed income offering women across the creative industries the opportunity to create their products knowing they have guaranteed support through purchase and promotion. That is women both local and global.
So why is my passion to support the passion of others?
Aside from lack of investment women face so many other hurdles when starting a business including lack of mentors, sexism, the challenges of being the primary care giver at home and for many - fear of failure.
But there is every reason to believe that they would succeed. In fact, figures show that women-led businesses in the UK generate more revenue, deliver double the return on investment, and fail less often than male-led businesses.
Bodhi will deliver what customers increasingly want – small batch, bespoke, high quality products. In the face of Brexit this is even more crucial, from both sourcing and supporting local suppliers, and forging relationships and trading networks globally.
How can you help?
So I am asking you to support my crowd funding bid to bring the support of Bodhi to females local and global – customer and supplier - and unlock the £250 billion missing from the economy. The money I raise will be funnelled back into other female led businesses through stock purchase and marketing support helping to increase the impact of your investment.