• Small Business Planning Retreat

    Spring 2024 dates tbc

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    We know finding time for planning is one of the hardest things for a small business. But not giving yourself time and help to plan can lead to loss of direction, unpleasant surprises in cashflow or the bottom line, fire-fighting, missed opportunities and regrets.


    And did you know only half of small businesses survive to see their 5th birthday and research has demonstrated those with plans have much more chance of avoiding problems? And are likely to grow 30% quicker?


    What would you do with a few days to focus, being looked after, with no chores or distractions, and expert advice on hand?

    • Crack that business plan?
    • Nail those cash projections?
    • Research new markets?
    • Write the copy for your website?
    • ....................fill in the gap

    You can select workshops to help from the programme, have one-to-ones with us, spend time working on your own or bring your team.


    How much does it cost and what's included?

    4 nights in a beautiful country house with optional workshops, peer support and one-to one expert advice. £895 inclusive of your own room and full board with delicious vegetarian meals and some wines. (£795 for Early Bird bookings).


    Where is it?

    Nanpantan Hall, a private estate in 30 acres of Leicestershire countryside. 2 miles from Junction 23 of the M1 and 2 miles from Loughborough Mainline Railway station. All the rooms we are using are on the ground floor and there are accessible bedrooms including one fitted for wheelchair users.


    What's the programme?

    You choose how you use your time. This can be a combination of participating in workshops; researching or writing on your own; meetings with an adviser or just walking and thinking, taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. We design our programme by talking to participants beforehand and ensuring we include the elements required such as: discussing your ideas; SWOT analysis; customers and competitors, pricing; cashflow etc. We keep our retreats small (8-12 people) to attend to individual needs.



    The 2024 retreat will be in late Spring .


  • Email us now and we'll be in touch with details

  • Who are we?


    Emma Torrance MBA SFEDI - I co-ran THiNK, a meeting room hire, gallery and cafe in the centre of Nottingham and now we're running business retreats, workshops and events. I'm an independent SFEDI qualified Business Adviser with over 10 years experience providing business advice and mentoring to freelancers, small businesses, social enterprises, charities and business support organisations including The Big House and Nottingham Trent University. I co-run the Blue Stockings Women's Network & previously managed and ran organisations for over 20 years. I particularly enjoy making things practical & easy. I help people understand how to run their businesses, even the bits they thought they would struggle with like the finances! For more info on me, please see my linked-in profile.


    Jeanne Booth MBA FRSA - Over twenty years I've had retail, events, education and business conultancy businsses, two art galleries and a cafe. I have also worked freelance developing small business, employability and entrepreneurship programmes with universities, colleges and business support agencies in the UK and abroad. I particularly enjoy talking to people about their ideas and aspirations and teaching business skills in interesting and memorable ways. I combine extensive practical understanding of the everyday challenges of being a small business with knowledge and insights from other business owners and business schools. Use a text section to describe your values, show more info, summarize a topic, or tell a story. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore.

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