I have been working around the clock to make sure the Found & Flourish community feels confident they have access to all the support and resources they may need during this time.

Since the news of Covid-19 we have hosted two free webinars, four lunch & learns, two virtual hugs & brunch meet-ups and over 350 guests. Thanks to platforms like Zoom, by embracing technology we have never felt more connected. I have been overwhelmed by the response from people within our community to support and help one another and it’s times like these that make you realise just how strong the power of connection and community really is.

My promise to you is that I will continue to share helpful information and resources from blog features to online webinars and workshops designed to support you during this time. We offer a “pay what you can” option for all of our online webinars so that even if you’re feeling the pinch, you can join us.

Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, please know we are here for you and if there is anything specific you need from me, please drop me an email and let me know.



HMRC – Find support for small businesses here.

MONEY – Great summary here from Martin Lewis on what the new support scheme means for the self employed.


INVESTING? Read this by our investment partners, Raising Partners.

LOOKING FOR WORK – We will post your job listing free of charge until further notice, to support all women in business over the coming weeks. Please submit your listing here and we will upload your post shortly.

FREELANCERS – UnderPinned have created a fantastic resource here for freelancers.

BUSINESS OWNERS – Read a range of articles collated by money experts including Stacey Lowan, Founder of Pachira Money and Emilie Bellet, Founder of Vestpod. Here’s a brilliant guide on money written by Emilie for all money related concerns.

SANITY SESSIONhere is a summary of our sanity session with a range of experts talking us through Business agility, legal obligations and rights. Also coping techniques to manage any overwhelming feelings we may experience at this time.

BUSINESS AGILITY – Remote working readiness: teams – support here via Nancy Evbuomwam.

EMBRACING VIDEO ONLINE – watch our video webinar here. This covers how to make the most from video, including confidence and the practicalities of filming and how to bring our services online, using platforms such as Zoom. 

DONATING TO THE NHS – F&F community member Emilie Le is currently doing an online raffle where she’s donating her beauty inventory as prizes. All the money goes to the NHS, you can read more about it here.

RESOURCES FOR WOMEN –  Here are some practical resources on the topics that are top of mind for women in this crisis.



OUR EVENTS – check out what’s coming up next here.

We have loads of workshops scheduled for the coming months and all replays will be saved to the academy in our members hub. If you’d like to become a member you can join the waitlist here

If you are looking for something you don’t see here please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.

Lara Sheldrake


Lara is the Founder and Director of Found & Flourish, a female led organisation empowering women in business through community, services and events. With a background in advertising and social media strategy, Lara has over ten years experience working with early stage startups to household brands.