Here at the Tribe, we recognise the need for bespoke business support for women. We know how hard it is to start and grow a business and we understand the many challenges that we face as women in business. Working for yourself often means that you have to wear ALL the hats and fulfil ALL the roles, at least when you are starting out. It’s impossible to be good at everything and learning takes time, which is a luxury that many women don’t have.

Stacey has been running her own businesses since 2009 and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to The Tribe that she is able to share with the community. She does this on a daily basis in the coworking space, at the coffee mornings and networking events that she runs, at the workshops that she hosts and through her power hours and dedicated 1:1 support programmes.

Stacey has made it her mission to provide bespoke business support for women. But if she can’t provide the specific business support that you need, she almost certainly can hook you up with another expert who can help you.

For more details on anything you see below or to discuss your specific needs, please email

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Brainstorm Your Business with Stacey

Sometimes you can be so close to your business that it can be difficult to find the solutions that you seek or to continually innovate. When you are the heart and soul of your business it isn’t always easy to find that clarity that can help you to grow and thrive.

Book a 1:1 session with Stacey to discuss any aspect of your business that you need to work through, plan for or strategize. This could be…

  • starting a brand new business
  • growing a business
  • collaborating with other businesses
  • pivoting a business
  • working out your strategy
  • chatting through to get clarity
  • signposting to other services that can help you in your business journey
  • anything else you need a sounding board for.

You leave with a firm idea of your next steps and an idea of the best tools and resources for you to use.

The cost for this is £60 for 60 mins.

The Business Sheppard

If you are struggling to market your business and as a consequence find that sales are slow, it may be that you haven’t properly done the groundwork when it comes to your branding and you don’t have a clear marketing strategy in place.

Stacey has been helping companies tell their brand story and reach new audiences for over 14 years now and has a wealth of expertise when it comes to branding, digital marketing, content creation and PR.

The Business Sheppard is Stacey’s signature business branding and marketing support programme for female entrepreneurs in Devon. Over a period of 6 months, Stacey will help you to clarify and implement your branding and marketing strategy. Consisting of six monthly 60-minute support meetings, you will learn how to effectively attract your ideal client, and communicate your brand story through clear, concise and targeted marketing messaging. You will come away with confidence and clarity with regards to marketing your business.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Within our community, we have so many extremely knowledgeable and talented female entrepreneurs who have the skills to help us take our businesses to the next level. We often invite them to be our Entrepreneur in Residence here at The Tribe.

This is a 3-month Residency, where a female entrepreneur is chosen for the skillset and knowledge that they can bring to the table that can help other small business owners to transform their business. Each residency will focus on a different set of skills and how they can be applied to our businesses.

To find out more about our first Entrepreneur in Residence head over to our blog where we have an interview for you to read.

We are currently looking for women who are interested in being our next Entrepreneur in Residence and providing business support for our community.

If you are interested in applying to be our next Entrepreneur in Residence, please get in touch with Stacey.

BIPC Devon

The Business & IP Centre in Exeter, Barnstaple, Paignton, Okehampton and Seaton libraries provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors, in partnership with the British Library. You can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications and attend practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks.

BIPC Devon also has programmes designed specifically for women and has funding opportunities aimed at women. These don’t run all the time but do keep an eye out for them as they really do offer business support for women designed with our needs in mind.

Whilst the following organisations are not aimed specifically at women they do offer general business support to small businesses which you may find useful. I cannot personally recommend or endorse them, but you may find some useful support from them.

Business Information Point

The Business Information Point supports self-employed individuals and small businesses with its blend of practical, down-to-earth advice and interactive workshops.

Digital Peninsula Network

Digital Peninsula Network (DPN) designs training methods to upskill sole traders, small businesses and individuals in digital skills. DPN has developed and delivered innovative training courses in partnership with employers to over 2,500 participants across the South West of England.

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

The Growth Hub offers free business advice and support services for established businesses and start-ups in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. The Growth Hub Advisors have the resources to link you with business support programmes and organisations that can help you start, run or grow your business.