International Women Building Businesses in Spain – IWBB

May 23, 2022 | MumAbroad Life Video Channel

Are you a woman setting up a business in Spain?

International Women Building Businesses, IWBB, was set up in 2015 as a free networking group for women in Spain.  More recently Natasha Kennedy and Clodagh founded IWBB Vault, a membership programme for female entrepreneurs.

IWBB networking and Facebook group has over 3,000 members and offers:

👉 support & advice for women setting up & running a business
👉 a community of like-minded women
👉 direct & clear business advice based on experience & knowledge of the local market
👉 in-person networking events
👉 safe & supportive online space

IWBB Vault offers members all of the above plus:

👉 a range of good quality resources
👉 training by experts
👉 virtual co-working sessions
👉 dedicated private Facebook group

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00:00 Introducing Natasha Kennedy & Clodagh Beaty
01:58 IWBB in a nutshell
04:04 IWBB Vault
07:10 A successful business partnership
10:33 Natasha’s role as mentor
12:50 Coaching from Clodagh
14:57 Biggest challenges setting up a business in Spain
16:44 Learning from mistakes
17:50 Community, knowledge share & accountability
19:42 Membership programmes
23:08 Advice for starting a business in Spain
26:08 Diverse group of women
29:12 Contact details

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FOUNDERS NATASHA KENNEDY & CLODAGH BEATY

After working in law and HR in London for 10 years Natasha Kennedy relocated to Madrid for love. She took a course to become an English teacher and started teaching business English. She set up a TEFL Training business in 2006 on a limited budget and with a lot of enthusiasm. The company grew and Natasha now owns a range of brands under the umbrella of LETS Education. She is also a business mentor and strategist for women entrepreneurs.

A human resources and people development specialist, Clodagh Beaty has extensive experience both designing and delivering training as an external consultant and analysing, implementing and evaluating training as a Learning & Development Manager. She’s also a certified coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer and ILM Trainer. In 2012 Clodagh relocated to Spain where she met her business partner and together they created the successful Emotional Salary Barometer, an online tool which measures the Emotional Salary of a working individual.

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