Our Courses

Business courses for women. No matter what stage you’re at, we’re here to help you grow your business.

Our business courses range from 6 weeks up to 12 months, where you’ll find peer support, a strong network of women, support and encouragement. We also provide some of our courses online, simply choose the course type below that’s right for you to get started.

the sowing club, realise your business, women in business, business and entrerprise, lancashire, cumbria


Employment and enterprise skills for women in low paid work or unemployed, ready to make a change.

"Every female entrepreneur needs The Growing Club! The coaching, mentoring and camaraderie with likeminded souls is invaluable, inspirational and grounding. The club has helped me keep my sanity in this crazy business world!"
- J.E -
roots and shoots, start your business, women in business, business and entrerprise, lancashire, cumbria


The Roots and Shoots is a start up course for those who are ready to start a business.

"The Growing Club has helped me grow as a business woman and constantly keeps me looking forward in my work goals. The workshops are informative and provide essential practical skills."
- L.S -
bloom and grow lancaster


Bloom and Grow is a 12 month programme for women already running a business.

"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. [...] the Growing Club has been such a bonus to me."
- A.G -

Lancashire Women's Peer Networks

An 18 hour action learning programme to support women leading SME’s and the not-for-profit sector, in Lancashire.
Peer Networks is a government initiative that brings together diverse cohorts of business leaders so you can discuss your business challenges, in a safe space, with your peers.

Delivered through a series of high impact action learning group sessions, you will gain and reflect on valuable feedback from your peers and identify practical solutions to overcome challenges you each face.

Interested in Mentor Training?

The Growing Club runs Mentor Training Courses for business owners to support our start up group. This is a comprehensive training course that will strengthen your leadership skills, support your CPD and enable you to apply for paid mentoring opportunities.

Mentor Training Course Info

This opportunity is for you if you:

  • Run a business
  • Have been trading for at least 3 years
  • Can remember how hard the first few years can be!
  • Want to support a woman starting her own small business
  • Can commit to a face to face session an hour a month for 3 years
  • Understand the importance of mentoring as a tool of empowerment

The training is free if you commit to work with your mentee for 3 years. If we have spaces available we can open this up to others at a cost of £750.

Training delivered by Paul Aisthorpe of Imaginative Coaching.

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