Business Basics

If you’re starting or thinking about starting a business, or growing your business, why not join us for a workshop that will help you get started quicker than you could ever imagine.

This information packed business workshop will help you validate, start and grow your business.

The next 2 day workshops take place 7th & 8th July 2022 and 17th & 18th August 2022


The Business Basics workshop is for budding entrepreneurs, and early stage startups heading to the next level. We help and support you to fully to validate and explore your business idea or grow your business successfully.

Everything you need to know are contained in this workshop.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone thinking of starting their own business
  • Anyone who has an idea for a business and wants to validate it
  • Anyone who is inquisitive about what starting a business involves and wants to know more
  • Anyone who wants something other than a job
  • Early stage start ups wishing to grow their business

What will you take away?

  • Advice for setting up a new business
  • Sales and Marketing strategies that work
  • Finance – cashflow forecasting and why it’s so important
  • Which marketing channel/s are right for your business
  • Sole Trader, Limited Co or CiC, which is best for your business
  • Creating a business plan with the Business Model Canvas (BMC)
  • Those who attend will receive 12 months FREE access to our online business startup course
  • And much more…

Leigh - Homemade Angel


You will have a greater knowledge of:

  • Validating your idea
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Products / Services
  • Running a business
  • Finding the ‘right’ clients to grow and sustain your business
  • HMRC and PAYE
  • If your business idea is a good one and what to do if it is and if it isn’t
  • Plus much more…

So if you think this course is for you please book a place and we’ll be in touch very soon with more details on what the day will consist of.

This is the business workshop you can’t afford to miss!

Workshop Times & Dates:

The next 2 day workshops take place 7th – 8th July 2022 and 17th – 18th August 2022.

Please get in touch for more details and to register.

Places are limited to 12 people, and if you’re aged 16+ you could attend for free. Click the Free Places button below and find out if you qualify.

This is the business workshop you can’t afford to miss!

“It has given me lots of ideas on how to move forward with my business and it was very relevant to what I’m trying to do.”

Leigh Watson

Homemade Angel

Business Startup Course

“We really enjoyed the business game. The information was extremely relevant and very helpful for us. In fact, we enjoyed the whole course.”

Zoe Bell

By Zoe Ann

TEGrocket - Our Secret Sauce!

TEGrocket is a challenging and immersive business simulation – a true game-changer!

Moving from reactive to strategic problem-solving participants quickly discover the consequences of their decision-making in a real-word business scenario.

26 weeks in 26 minutes – it’s fast and furious and if you don’t work together the game will win!

Plus it’s award-winning: TEGrocket won the International Business Learning Games Competition in 2019.

What is TEGrocket?

The TEGrocket simulation is used to train Business Owners and Budding Entrepreneurs to understand the context of how business works and how to optimize it.

We know you will find the experience engaging, fun and empowering, everyone who has done it before does.

This is not traditional training – TEGrocket uses cutting edge science to enable you to learn for yourself.

TEGrocket will give the tools and insight to run your own business successfully.

How TEGrocket works

Teams of players (minimum 9, maximum 12) are brought together and split into the typical roles you would see in most businesses:


At the beginning of a session, you are given approximately 30 minutes to ‘onboard’ so you know the basics of running the fully simulated business.

It's exactly like you're running your own business!

Who is TEGrocket for?

TEGrocket is for Business Owners and Budding Entrepreneurs who want an exciting experience to run a complete business in this fast-paced business simulation scenario.

The game brings Business Owners and Budding Entrepreneurs together and so it is perfect for organizations to establish great teamwork, drive core business productivity, build commercial awareness, and achieve interpersonal empathy and trust.

This is the best way we know for you to learn how to run a business.

“Excellent couple of days, great team building exercise, with some valuable info for them (and myself) into the way we could work together. The TEGrocket game was a great insight into business”.

Rachel – Ennerdale Brewery

Who We’re Working With


Cumbria Community Foundation
Copeland Community Fund
Circular 1
All Together Cumbria