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Empowering Women in Business

by Gemma Thirsk in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 3rd April 2020 we successfully raised £9,652 with 83 supporters in 27 days

Reach, support and empower as many women starting or running their own businesses as possible, and to help breakdown barriers they face.

by Gemma Thirsk in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Important: COVID-19 Update

Hi all, 

Firstly, I would like to thank those who have invested in or shared That’s Her Business’ Crowdfunder so far – I am overwhelmed by the response and the amount of support received.

I have been taking some time to think about this project and how I see it playing out over the next few weeks. I have become increasingly aware that times are changing quickly, and many small business owners are being placed in uncertain positions. Of course, in current circumstances, it feels odd to be asking for people’s hard-earned pennies to support this dream, although we have only just begun to get started. 

So, after careful consideration and lots of planning, I have taken the decision to continue with the effort to Crowdfund That’s Her Business however, I will be making some substantial changes, in the hopes I can use this opportunity to support as many small female-led businesses as possible in continuing to make a living doing what they love. 

ADDITIONAL PACKAGES GIVEN AWAY

We initially pledged to give away 1 x The Full Package for every £2k raised.

From this point onwards, we will give away 1 x The Full Package for every £1k raised, using this amount to cover the cost of our freelance collaborators. When the full target is reached, this will mean we will have given away at least 3 entirely free branding packages, with the potential for more if we can ‘stretch’ our target further. 

This is open to all female-led businesses, whether just starting up or growing. We will design or update your logo and website, as well as shoot professional images of you and your team - giving you the best possible online presence. Entries are welcome to be purchased by anyone and gifted to an inspirational woman who you believe deserves to benefit from one of these prizes. 

All entries claimed previously will be entered into our first draw and will be announced by the end of this week.

LOWERING THE COST OF ENTRY

From this point onwards, all pledges regardless of amount will gain entry into the competition. I am also looking to add additional rewards that will be useful to business owners in current times – suggestions are very welcome. 

MOVING FORWARD SUPPORT GROUP FORMATION

Finally, the original plan was to build a support network of female business owners after the Crowdfunder was complete.

I believe that business owners, myself included, need business and emotional support now more than ever, so I am bringing the formation of this group forwards to today.

If you are a female freelancer or small business owner, please request to join our group for advice and general cheering each other on! Or pass on the details if you know of someone who could benefit from this kind of network. 

The group can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thatshernetwork and I will begin accepting members this evening. 

Full details of the Crowdfunder campaign can be found at http://bit.ly/thatsherbusiness and I thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for your support. 

The more support this campaign receives, the more support is passed to our freelance collaborators (who right now have not been promised any kind of business help from the government) and the more we can all come together as a group and support many, many female-led businesses. 

As always, be kind to one another and shop with your local businesses. They need you. 

So much love to you all, 


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Rewards

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£2 or more

Virtual Birthday Card for Gemma

This one is mainly for all of my wonderful friends and family. My birthday is 31st March, and this year I am asking you kindly to send me a 'virtual birthday card' in the form of a small pledge to help my campaign along. The same price as a card but with no trees involved and funds are used to support women in business - perfect. Thank you and miss you, I can't wait to see you all, hopefully, sooner rather than later.

£1 or more

Access to Support Group for Women in Business

If you are a female freelancer or small business owner, please request to join our group for advice and general cheering each other on! Search on Facebook for That's Her Network. No pledge necessary.

£5 or more

1 Competition Entry - For Every Single Pledge

From 18/03, all pledges regardless of amount will gain entry into the competition. I am also looking to add additional rewards that will be useful to business owners in current times – suggestions are very welcome.

£25 or more

Your Name on Backers' Page

1 Entry to win The Full Package and we'll put your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram Highlight.

£50 or more

1 Entry & Brand Consult

1 entry to win The Full Package, a handwritten thank you card and a 30 min brand discovery telephone consultation with our Founder and Brand Identity Specialist, Gemma.

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

2 Entries, Name on Backers' Page & Brand Consult

2 entries to win The Full Package, a handwritten thank you card, your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram highlight, plus a 30 minute brand discovery telephone consultation with our Founder & Brand Identity Specialist, Gemma.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

3 Entries, Name on Backers’ Page & Brand Consult

3 entries to win The Full Package, a handwritten thank you card, your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram highlight, and a 30 min brand discovery telephone consultation with our Founder and Brand Identity Specialist, Gemma.

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

5 Entries, Logo on Backers’ Page & Brand Consult

5 entries to win The Full Package, a handwritten thank you card, your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram highlight, and a 30 min brand discovery telephone consultation with our Founder and Brand Identity Specialist, Gemma.

£300 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Logo Design by Gemma, Founder & Brand Specialist

Gemma works with female business owners to find out who their customers are and help to attract them with beautiful visuals. Includes research, two initial creative concepts, unlimited revisions, one unique logo design & full range of web/print-ready final files & colour specs. (RRP £350)

£400 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two-Hour Personal Brand Photoshoot in Manchester

Two-hour personal branding shoot showcasing your personality. Includes up to two locations of your choice and an outfit change, as well as up to 40 images to use across your website and social media channels. Provided by our expert collaborator, Cassandra Lane Photography. (Travel within 15 miles of M33 included, subject to Cass’ availability and terms & conditions).

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

10 Entries, Logo on Backers’ Page & Brand Consult

10 entries to win The Full Package, a handwritten thank you card, your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram highlight, and a 30 min brand discovery telephone consultation with our Founder and Brand Identity Specialist, Gemma.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

20 Entries, Logo on Backers’ Page & Visit THB HQ

20 entries to win The Full Package, a handwritten thank you card, your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram highlight, and a 3-hour brand discovery consultation with our Founder and Brand Identity Specialist, Gemma at THB HQ in Manchester.

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Early access to full branding package

Your logo design, web design, content and brand photography will be completed by us before bookings are open to anyone else! (RRP £2400).

£25 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Your Name on Backers' Page

You’ll receive a handwritten thank you card and we'll put your name on our supporters’ web page and Instagram Highlight.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 Competition Entry

1 entry to win The Full Package and a handwritten thank you card.


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