Business Growth

A 12-month business growth and sustainability programme, bridging the gap in business education for women.

Welcome to Business Growth (previously Bloom and Grow)! We have seen a significant rise in women setting up their own businesses in the UK. Running your own business is fantastic – it helps you to live a flexible life, fitting work commitments around busy personal lives whilst boosting the local economy. But for many women, juggling the various roles that we have make growing a business a real struggle.

There is clear evidence that businesses that use a business coach and have support structures in place, have significantly higher growth success. As a single mum and business owner, Jane Binnion could not find a coach that really understood her needs and that resulted in the creation of The Growing Club.

Is this programme right for you…?

Have you been running a small business, or a not-for-profit organisation, for at least 12 months?

Would you like to grow your business with a supportive group of peers?

If the answer is yes to both, then Business Growth is most definitely for you!

We offer two courses​

Business Growth in Lancaster

The current course has already started
Next start date: Autumn 2024 TBC

Please contact us to be put on the waitlist or to apply for a future course and have a chat about the process.

The course is a 12-month, face-to-face programme based in Lancaster. Ideal for those residing in the North West and looking to grow their business with a supportive network of women.

This course is funded by Walney for women based in the North West.

Online E-course

Business Growth Online (prev. Bloom and Grow)
Self-paced - start anytime!

An online course for women looking to grow their business and receive peer support, whilst creating a more sustainable business. Ideal for women in business UK wide.

Option 1 - 6-month peer support online course £295 (next in 2024)

Option 2 - Self-paced Independent study £180​

Being a sole trader I found it hard to make unemotional decisions, but working alongside likeminded people, I feel I am in control of my destiny and business growth.

business growth, the growing club

Join the Independent Study course online

Can’t get to Lancaster?… No problem! We will be running our popular growth programme online. All the benefits, without the travel!
Save £££ with our special online pricing. Click below for details and to sign up.

Key course details:

  • 12-month in-person programme and 6-month online programme
  • Fees may be funded, or if paid only £395 for the in-person and £295 for the online course
  • The course is highly subsidised (full cost would have been £1,200)
  • Supportive network of women, all running their own businesses
  • Monthly facilitated meetings – each month, you will be set goals and tasks to keep you on track with your business
  • Fantastic guest speakers
  • Accountability partners – being held accountable by your peers is extremely motivating!
  • Action learning with tasks so it is always relevant to your business
  • Peer support
  • 1:1 coaching session
  • A systematic process of growth
  • Emotional support
  • Confidence building
  • Confidential space
  • Social media shout-outs
  • 12-month workbook (in-person course only)

Apply to our next courses today!

We’re running two courses. The 6-month online course for those nationwide, and the 12-month in-person course, funded for those living and working in the North West.


12-month, in-person Business Growth course.


6-month online programme. Available self-paced.

"I have found the Growing Club to be of great help and support. Jane is a brilliant tutor and mentor and is passionate about helping women to succeed in business. She is supportive and funny and the monthly sessions are informative and enjoyable. It is confidential and the support is excellent from Jane and everyone in the group. It has exceeded my expectations and really helped me to achieve my goals."
- Janet Butler -


This programme is highly subsidised and attracts a lot of interest. To apply for the Lancaster course or online course, please select the right course button below.

The programme is facilitated by Jane Binnion and a team of business owners who have themselves gone through the programme and loved it so much they trained to deliver it!

To find out more about this fantastic programme, please apply below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any problems completing the application form, please contact us directly.

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