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.
Our THREE key activities (Virtual Hub, IDEA2LAUNCH Pre-Startup Program and SWOB Directory) allow us to actively support female entrepreneurs and business-owned businesses and enable us to them with access to various services provided by our carefully selected supporters and partners.
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.
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 the IDEA2LAUNCH Pre-Startup Program and SWOB Directory. She was inspired to create this hub after her own life changing journey from work-life, freelance and now entrepreneur. Her journey began when she left mainstream work to become a freelancer in media in 2006 following the birth of her son. As a freelancer, she provided media, PR and marketing services to entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses and it’s through doing this freelance and remote work where she gained first hand experience and insight into the world of freelancing and entrepreneurship. After a few years of working for herself she moved on to work on a national digital parenting publication managing and editing their hyper local digital publication. It was through this experience where she realised how challenging and time consuming it can be for many women, particularly parents to start up, manage and grow their business ventures and also to get access to essential business support, entrepreneurial skills, networking, learning and funding which are all crucial tools to the success of any entrepreneurial venture. She also discovered 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 entrepreneurial skills, essential business support and resources prevented them from achieving their entrepreneurial goals. Hence she set up Untapped FR 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.