Black Women in Europe™: 2010 Power List – A List of Our Own© lister, Caroline Marsh, continues to inspire and help others realize their business dreams in the UK.
She’s one of Britain’s successful female entrepreneurs, and now one-time airline stewardess Caroline Marsh has been sharing the secrets of her success with some business stars of the future. Caroline is an entrepreneurs angel who helps aspiring entrepreneurs take their idea from Concept to Cash in 90 Days.
Week 46 marked Global Entrepreneurship Week, a series of events taking place around the UK celebrating business successes as well as providing a platform for more people to create new opportunities and successful ventures which will flourish year-round.
To celebrate this week, Caroline, a highly successful buy-to-let property investor who made a name for herself after featuring on Channel 4’s “The Secret Millionaire”, launched a new initiative called the “Mastermind Alliance” at an award winning Global Entrepreneurship Week event where some of Britain’s brightest business brains will be helping fledgling entrepreneurs.
More recently, the rags to riches businesswoman has completed the second of her highly successful “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” programme, where a dozen aspiring entrepreneurs have been guided and mentored to take their innovative business ideas to market.
These include South London Adejoke Abudu, who six months ago was facing redundancy as a chartered surveyor in the city.
Ade and 11 other fresh-faced innovators celebrated their graduation from the programme with a chauffeured limousine ride to the Hampstead-based My Deli in North London, where Ade secured her company’s first healthy muffin contract. That was followed by a reception held at the Ritz where they were joined by TV star Tanya Franks (Rainie Cross) from the hit BBC soap, EastEnders.
Caroline will be shortly launching another “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” programme, along with her new exciting concept called “Mastermind Alliance.”
Caroline admitted there are many flaky one-day business seminars which promise the earth, but simply dump information on prospective entrepreneurs who are left frustrated and disappointed.
She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars alongside some of Britain’s top business brains including Dragons’ Den stars Peter Jones and James Caan, and the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners Lee. Inspired by what they had heard, many delegates would often approach Caroline at these events to learn more about how she built her business, what strategies she used, and so the “Concept to Cash in 90 Days” programme was born.
“There are a lot of people anxious to set up their own business, who want to be successful but don’t know where to start or have the confidence,” she explained. “I’m often asked to be their coach or mentor.
“What ‘Concept to Cash’ does is to take someone’s idea and turns their Passion into Profits”
With Caroline’s current crop of entrepreneurs she has one lady setting up a natural skin care company, one woman opening a second ground-breaking nursery which teaches children to read from the age of two and a determined innovator who wants to set up a programme working with disenfranchised teenagers.
“Right now, with all the negative news and the state of the economy, it’s tough out there,”
Last week, the Prime Minister issued a challenge for more women entrepreneurs – ‘Plea for women to boost the economy’ – Evening Standard, November 10: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24008425-pms-plea-for-women-to-boost-the-economy.do
“Concept to Cash” and the follow-up “Mastermind Alliance” clearly embodies the Prime Minister’s call to motivate and empower women in today’s economy. On November 16th we are celebrating these women’s success as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week to encourage more women to create opportunities for themselves”.
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