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 six 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 & enterprise skills for women who are unemployed/in low-paid work or ready to make a change

"Before joining The Sowing Club, I was feeling really low with no confidence and I could barely leave the house. Working alongside the other women on the course, helped me to focus on myself ... I feel I can accomplish anything!
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

"I've learnt a lot of things, particularly marketing; understanding your customer and understanding what you want to achieve. All of that really I didn't know where to start."​
bloom and grow lancaster


Bloom and Grow is a growth programme for women already running a small or micro-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."

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/Zoom session an hour a month for three years
  • Understand the importance of mentoring as a tool of empowerment

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

Training delivered by Nicola Combe and Sarah Ludford.

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