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Courses for women ready to start a small business

Roots and Shoots

A 12-month start-up course for women ready to start a small business.

Roots and Shoots is a start-up course, the follow on course for those who have done the pre-start up course and are ready to start a small business.

The course is a funded 12-month programme based on the highly successful Growing Club curriculum, but in greater depth.

The purpose of the course is to:

  • Take women through a systematic programme of starting and growing a solid sustainable business.
  • Equip participants with the skills to run a small business
  • Ensure systems are in place to make things run as smoothly as possible from day one
  • Provide peer support to break the isolation and build confidence

Most small businesses fail in the first two years because the business owner does not have business skills to support their idea. The start-up course addresses that problem to ensure participants have the skills and the support they need to launch a sustainable business.

So, you may be wondering if the programme is for you…

Are you ready to build a small business, or not-for-profit organisation?

Would you like to learn the business essentials with a group of supportive peers?

If the answer is yes, then Roots and Shoots is most definitely for you!

It's given me a lot of business skills that I didn't even know I needed, which was really helpful.

- B.B -

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"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."
- J.B -

How to Apply

Our Roots and Shoots programme runs annually in Lancaster, at The Women and Enterprise Hub.

If you are interested in finding out more about this course, or would like to arrange a chat with our trainer, please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

  • 07892 712417
  • The Women & Enterprise Hub, 6-0-5 Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ