business support

Calling all ethical Entrepreneurs

Do you dream of starting your own business?

Have you recently started a business?

Have you been running a business for a number of years but finding you are struggling?

If you answered yes to any of the above then we want to help you be the best you can be. As an ethical entrepreneur we get driven often by the message behind our brand, the dream and making positive change for the future of the planet.

If only the passion alone was enough to ensure a successful business, having a second pair on eyes on your business can help YOU become the best you can be.

We run a range of Courses and Mentoring programs to help ethical businesses because we want to see ethical businesses succeed.

I started running my own businesses over 10 years ago, I've been through lots of changes, lots of problems and hit rock bottom, both mentally and physically as a business owner, your own personal mental Health is so important to ensure you can run your business effectively. You did not get into business so you could struggle each month, so you could struggle - so let us help you change that for the better. 

We have specialist knowledge in running a vegan and zero waste shop, running community focused events, tourism and product based businesses, and will work with a range of businesses to help them grow as individuals. 

Our courses and mentor programs are all rich in content and focused on getting things done, not just talking about doing it, by the end of each course of training session you will always have something to take away with you, to work on. 

Most importantly know that you are not on your own. 

You can see our up coming courses on our events page

How to open a zero waste / vegan shop

Our 3 hour masterclass

a 3 hours session to give you the basics, for people who are starting out on their journey and wondering if it is for them. In the workshop I will share with you:
  • So you have a business idea? What next? 
  • Numbers always come first - can you afford it 
  • If you can’t afford it what are your options? 
  • Shop set up basics - premises, what to sell, how to make a profit. 
  • Important things you need to know/consider 
  • What I wish I'd known when I started. 
  • What next, where do you go from here.

Plus a Q and A session for you to ask your questions.

You will also receive handouts once you have completed the course info on where you can get further support, key suppliers and a take home 10 step plan to get your idea off the ground.

Find out when our next masterclass is on our events page

Costs £25 per person

We can also provide this course as a 1-2-1 course either in person, as an individual or for your team or via video calling software. This will allow us to really provide you with individual tailored support for your business. Complete the form at the bottom of this page to apply for this service. 

cost £145

New venture 1-day courses for ethical business start ups.

This course is aimed at ethical business owners, we’ll look at business basics. Get you started on your business plan and financial forecasts. By the end of this one day training course you will have begun work on your business plan, understand what is required in it and have worked out just how to do that financial forecast! You’ll have lots of information to help you start up a business and have a plan for your next steps.

Topics covered:

  • So you have a business idea? What next?
  • Is self employment for you?
  • Numbers always come first – can you afford it?
  • If you can’t afford it what are your options?
  • Business planning – why do it?
  • The real business plan?
  • Goal setting.
  • Creating your message.
This is a super practical course, where you will have a strong basis on developing your idea further. 

10am-4pm - Lunch included. £95 per person

Find out when our next course is on our events page

Residential 2-day intensive business set up bootcamp

For people serious about taking the next step to really get your business up and running, we will spend 2 days working on your business and getting things done.

to attend this course you must be in the process of starting up, with at least a first draft business plan to ensure you will get the most out of the experience.

  • Analyse your business plan.
  • Finding a premises.
  • What will you sell?
  • Will you make a profit?
  • Business branding.
  • The legal bits, employees, tax and VAT, legal business status, health and safety.
  • EHO.
  • Setting up on a budget, shop fitting and fixtures 
Course only Day one: 10am - 6pm Day two: 10am - 5pm Includes lunch on both days £195

Residential options: Course + overnight accommodation 1 night + Full board £295

Course + overnight accommodation 2 nights + Full board £395

Find out when our next course is on our events page

Residential 2-day intensive business bootcamp for established ethical business owners

Learn from your peers. On our 2-day intensive bootcamp 

  • Reports and knowing your numbers – are you on the right track?
  • How to measure business success.
  • Stock and managing it – what are your stock issues, how can you overcome them.
  • Employing and managing staff.
  • Marketing – should I be doing it and what should I be doing?
  • Suppliers – finding, dealing and managing supply chains.
  • Cashflow – how not to let it kill you.
  • Seasonality – how this WILL affect your retail business.
  • Adapt and change always – the world is changing, be open to changing with it.
  • Competitors – what to do when someone else starts doing your thing locally, the supermarkets.
  • Systems – what systems should you have in place?
  • Sharing sessions with other business owners.
  • Collaborations.
  • Customer service how to be the best.
  • Your shop window.
  • Time management.
  • How to grow.
  • Don’t forget about YOU – don’t let the business consume you.
  • Pricing.

To attend you must have been in business for at least 6 months.

Course only Day one: 10am - 6pm Day two: 10am - 5pm Includes lunch on both days £195

Residential options: Course + overnight accommodation 1 night + Full board £295

Course + overnight accommodation 2 nights + Full board £395

Find out when our next course is on our events page

Mentoring

Group mentoring sessions We will meet once a month for a two-hour session, over 12 months.

Why you should join our group of ethical businesses

  • Putting several minds together to talk about problems can help to yield great results.
  • Be part of an exclusive group of like-minded people driving change together.
  • A support network not just at the session but over the year.
  • Collaborate with each other, share ideas and help each other to move together.
  • Get honest feedback, advice and brainstorming.
  • Tap into the experience and skills of others in the group.
  • Share resources.
  • Grow your business skills.
  • Boost your mental health.
  • Find inspiration and answers.
  • Accountability to get stuff done.
  • Real business progress.

Each month agenda will consist of:

  1. Business training sessions – learn new skills to help your business grow, which can be lead from the desires of the group.
  2. Sharing of problems and help to find a solution.
  3. Planning, goal setting, and reviewing progress.
  4. Hot seating members to focus on a particular problem or goal.
  5. Open Q and A session.
  6. Expert presentations.
Our group mentoring sessions are held 12 times a year (approx once a month). We ask for a minimum commitment of a year - to ensure we can make progress as a group. 

12 months one off payment: £600 or £50 per month 12 month contract.

 

To enquire about our mentoring programs please get in touch shop@goodfayre.co.uk for more information

 

One-to-one mentoring

For people who want one-to-one focused support, this 12 month programme will give you the business owner 12 two-hour sessions over the year to focus on your business, set goals and achieve them. Our one-to-one sessions are very tailored to you, your business and your business goals. The programme will be discussed to ensure you get the help you need in the areas you need them.

This can be any of the following:

  • Marketing.
  • Business start up.
  • Finance.
  • Stock management.
  • Cashflow.
  • Goal setting.
  • Business growth.
  • Staff.
  • Your customer experience .

Benefits of our mentoring programme

  • Build your self confidence as a business owner.
  • Learn to take control of your business to work on it not in it.
  • Opportunity to receive feedback on your business and act upon it.
  • A sounding board to share problems and have another person to listen.
  • Discover new ideas and ways of working.
  • Advice on developing your business.
  • Develop a culture of personal and professional growth.
  • Goal-setting and targets to ensure you are accountable and get stuff done.
If you are interested in our mentoring program we offer a free 30 minute consultation and review of your business to book your place please fill out the form below. 

Mentoring sessions prices

First 3 sessions discounted rate of £50 for 3 x 1 hour sessions

following on from this. 

half hour sessions £50

1 hour sessions £100

2 hour sessions £200

Sessions can be in person or via video calling software. 

To enquire about our mentoring programs please get in touch shop@goodfayre.co.uk for more information

Or complete our form below

 

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