As an LGBTQ+ led social enterprise, a key part of Somewhere's mission is to support and amplify LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and business owners through our innovative Rainbow Enterprise Network.
Supported by funding from our community-led Enterprise and Research Fund, soft-launched last November, our groundbreaking network supports the spectrum of LGBTQ+ and ally businesses, with affordable rates and exclusive access to new queer enterprise initiatives and projects, developed exclusively by us. It is the first of its kind in Scotland, and the UK.
Members receive a whole host of benefits and opportunities including an in-built subscription to Somewhere: For Us magazine, free business listings, preferential advertising rates, sponsorship opportunities and a Welcome Pack with free gifts!
As a new connective space, the Network also hosts a new REN peer mentoring scheme (including free Mentor Training) and peer support sessions for LGBTQ+ and ally businesses, as well as regular events and socials throughout the year. Members also have the option of being part of the fieldwork for our PhD research in LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship across Scotland.
Last but not least, just as with individual membership to our magazine, 20% of all Rainbow Enterprise Network income goes directly into our Funding Scheme to help the community to support itself, through us.
Affordable membership is open to sole traders, public and private businesses and third sector / charities - at any stage of pre-trading, start-up or fully established - to join us and make the Rainbow Enterprise Network a safe, inspiring and transformative place for Scottish LGBTQ+ and ally businesses.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org today for full details of membership tiers, benefits, and how to join up!
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