What is Untapped FR?
Untapped FR (Female Resource) is a Virtual Hub that provides access to entrepreneurial support and resources for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses across the UK. We provide access to resources such as entrepreneurial training, networking, industry experts and contacts, funding sources and investment.
We also connect, empower and increase visibility of women looking to start up their own businesses and those already in business through our own curated SWOB (support women-owned businesses) Directory as well as showcasing them on our website.
To achieve this we collaborate with a wide range of carefully selected partners and supporters across the UK as well as outside the UK who support female entrepreneurs and businesses by offering services such as training, coaching, financial advise, business support and investment.
Our THREE key activities (Virtual Hub, IDEA2LAUNCH Pre-Startup Program and SWOB Directory) allow us to actively support female entrepreneurs and provide access to various services provided by these carefully selected corporate, private and public sector organisations.
Untapped FR’s aim is to support aspiring female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses across the UK to achieve their entrepreneurial goals through the provision of access to entrepreneurial support and resources.
To support and provide aspiring female entrepreneurs, start-ups and women-owned businesses with access to entrepreneurial training, industry experts and contacts, networking and funding to enable them to launch, manage and grow their businesses.
Untapped FR’s vision is to build a community of successful female entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as the economy.
About the Founder
Untapped FR was founded by Rita Peacock who is also the Creator of SWOB (Support Women-owned Businesses), a curated and dedicated online directory for women-owned businesses across the UK to showcase their products and services businesses and raise visibility of their businesses.
She was inspired to create this virtual hub after many years of providing outsourced services to entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses where she gained first hand experience and insight into the world of freelancing and entrepreneurship. It was through this experience where she learned how challenging and time consuming it can be for women to start up, manage and grow their business ventures and also to get access to essential business support, networking, learning and funding which are all crucial tools to the success of any entrepreneurial venture. She had also realised that many women had great and innovative business ideas, skills and hobbies that could enable them to start their own businesses. However, the lack of essential business support and resources prevented them from achieving their entrepreneurial goals. Hence Untapped FR was born to act as a gateway between female entrepreneurs and the rest of the entrepreneurial ecosystem!
How It All Started – From a digital platform to connect female entrepreneurs and freelancers
Founded at the end of 2019, Untapped FR started as a digital platform whose aim was to connect female freelancers and entrepreneurs who offer business support with businesses looking for service providers to fulfil their business needs. By the beginning of 2020 both the business and freelancing landscape in the UK and the rest of the world faced a major global challenge due Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of this, Untapped FR decided to shift its focus and diversified into offering additional products and services thereby making changes to our mission and vision. We now focus on being a one-stop portal for aspiring female entrepreneurs, start-ups and women-owned businesses of all sizes and from all sectors.
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