Meet the lady behind the business
Barbara Hodgson has always loved working with people. It’s the human element, matched with her fascination for business, which has brought her to where she is today.
Her working background was dominated by her roles at Avon Cosmetics, but particularly her senior position as a Category Marketing Manager for the EMEA region. This is where she gained her thirst for diversity and found her feet as someone who could bring a diverse group of people together, and efficiently help them work towards a tangible outcome.
Running value-based meetings and connecting people from different cultures and backgrounds was clearly Barbara’s shining talent.
With her curiosity and “go get ‘em” attitude it was inevitable that she would turn her hand to entrepreneurship. In 2008, she bought into the Women In Business franchise, where she could utilise this valuable skill and experience she had gained from Avon. This time, she learnt that the world of small business was much more dynamic and exciting, and she had a chance to substantially make a difference to hard working individuals.
Creating Your Business Matters in 2017 was a labour of love and a product born from an intense desire to formalise a way to identify a small business owner’s needs (knowledge or skills) and help bridge that need with a suitable, tangible solution.
We hope you will take up Barbara’s offer of help and support by contacting her for a confidential conversation (complete the form below).
You can also look at our Programmes page to investigate which of our routes is the best for you.