Meet the Class of 2014 Who’s Who Women in Ecommerce™ Gillian PritchettThe Business Launchpad

Frustrated by the unnecessarily high fail rate of new businesses, Gillian founded The Business Launchpad in 2009 to help business start-ups avoid the usual pitfalls and mistakes.  Her range of home study courses help entrepreneurs generate and explore business ideas; get from idea to launch and then maintain control of their business. She offers services such as feasibility studies; business plan critiques; marketing and social media strategies as well as mentoring clients.

She’s currently working on programmes for people who care for elderly parents and need to start a home-based business and former caregivers whose only hope of income is their own business. Having been a full time carer for her own mother Gillian understands only too well their issues and business needs.

A British-Canadian, Gillian has a wealth of international business experience in strategy, finance and marketing. She teaches on various MBA programmes and tries to keep quiet about the fact that she’s a chartered accountant. Her website is


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