Forest of Dean Biz Women Network

Forest of Dean Biz Women Network is a community space for local businesswomen. We are extremely proud and privileged to be able to provide support, advice, and training for women at all stages of their business journey; whether they have an idea for a business or have been in business for years and want to keep up to date with the latest developments.

Based in The Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and covering the surrounding areas of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, and North Somerset, Forest of Dean Biz Women is accessible to female small business owners whose businesses are based in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas or whose businesses serve the Forest of Dean. We started out as an independent and unaffiliated networking community but quickly became a social learning environment and collaboration hub. Of course, we will stay true to our roots and will always continue to provide opportunities to network however we are thrilled to be able to offer much more than this.

We are thrilled to be a holistic group where we like to look after the woman as a whole and not just the business side of her. You can join our completely free Facebook group here. In the group, you are free to seek advice or make connections, there is an opportunity to take part in our Wednesday Showcase, run one of our Saturday Takeovers, attend our weekly Friendships Cafe (currently on Zoom) or join our monthly guest expert talks (currently on Zoom).

Friendship Café – Every Tuesday morning we are meeting up (currently on Zoom) to just have a chat and connect with other people. The past year has been extremely tough so this is an opportunity to take some time out with a hot drink and have a natter.

Wednesday Showcase – This weekly event takes place in the group and allows members to have a day where they can demonstrate their products or services.

Saturday Takeover – This weekly event also takes place in the group and is a chance for one member each week to post whatever they like throughout the day to help us get to know them and their business in more depth.

Monthly Guest Expert Events – Once a month we have a different guest join us to provide a talk or workshop where members can gain a deeper understanding of a specific topic.

Would you like to be a guest expert?

We are always on the lookout for a wide variety of guest speakers to help our members develop holistically as business owners so the topics covered won’t be all business based.

If you would like to join us via Zoom please contact Nikki to arrange.

Some important thank yous…

Here at Forest of Dean Biz Women network group, needless to say, we are really keen on supporting small businesses so we have some important people to thank for helping make this website possible.

Pippas Web – Web Design is the amazing tech expert who powers this site. Pippas Web is a web design company specialising in affordable sites, hosting and local SEO for startups and small businesses.

Wallace Accountancy and Bookkeeping for answering the varied range of tax-related questions in the process of setting this website up. Wallace Accountancy takes away the stress of managing your business finances so that you can spend more time on the things that really matter.

Rachael Elizabeth Photography who kindly provided the header image. Rachael is a landscape photographer who has a passion for embracing natural beauty and observing the world around her.

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