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Boost Flying Start: A business start-up course for Lancashire women

March 26, 2024

10:00 - 12:30



The Boost Flying Start programme is running as a 6-month start-up course, for women in Lancashire who are ready to start a small business. The purpose of this course is to: 

  • Take women through a systematic programme of starting a solid, sustainable business.
  • Equip participants with the skills to run a sustainable 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, build confidence and provide accountability

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

How much does this cost?

This programme is funded from UKSPF via Boost Lancashire. There are just 10 places so you will need to confirm your commitment to attend at least 85% of sessions to be given a place.

If you would like to be considered for a place on this course, please fill in your details and we will book a call with you to discuss if this is the right course for you, complete the paperwork and answer any questions you may have.

Sessions run on a Tuesday morning 10am to 1pm, in central Preston (venue to be confirmed). 

If you are keen to join, please ensure you book the following programme dates in your calendar now! March 26th April 23rd May 7th and 21st June 4th and 18th July 2th and 16th and 30th

No session in August September 10th and 24th October 8th

Once you have signed up, you will receive a call from the Boost team to take some more details.

The Boost Flying Start programme is available to pre-start businesses and anyone who has been trading for less than three years.

With our partnership team of experienced startup advisers, we will provide you with valuable support and resources to help you to navigate the challenges of starting a business.

This particular programme is available to women within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Burnley Council, Chorley Council, Fylde Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Wyre Council. 

For any further details please email rebecca@thegrowingclub.co.uk

Venue address

Preston (TBC)

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