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Future Fixers Purposeful Business Start-Up Programme

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A purposeful, online, business start-up programme with a people and planet focus that starts with YOU. Taking place over 12 weeks in autumn.

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Future Fixers Purposeful Business Start-up programme is different from other start -up programmes in two simple ways:

We start with helping you understand what makes you tick, what motivates you, and how you can stay resilient. (Research has shown that this is the key to a successful business.)

We explore business planning, marketing, sales, and finance but always with a focus on how your business can have a positive impact on people and planet

Perhaps you have dreams to set up an enterprise to help you live the life you want to live, or you need to adapt your current business to enable it to flourish in a changing market. In either case we are here to support you.

Combining their unique skills and interests Dave and Karen set up The Future Fixers Business Start-up programme to inspire and encourage people to launch businesses which have at their heart the essence of who you truly are. We do this because we believe that by understanding yourself first, you will be able to create a profitable business which is an expression of your uniqueness, a business that you and your customers will love..

Who is it for?

  • You think you want to start a business and want to do something worthwhile but you’re a little bit scared (understandably) and not sure where to start.
  • You have a great idea , even the seed of an idea, but would welcome a bit of support to get it off the ground. (Who wouldn't?)
  • You’re in the early years of a new business and feel like you need to re-evaluate where you’re going.
  • You like the sound of this programme and want to be part of it.

The Programme

The Future Fixers programme will enable you to benefit from the peer support of others in your group and will provide you with opportunities to collaborate. A one–to-one session with either Karen or Dave will be a FREE optional extra for the first six people to sign up. All participants will be welcome to join our Coaching Circle (see events below)for 12 months, free of charge.

By the end of the programme you will have a clear vision for the future and a focused plan to get there as well as the confidence and resilience needed to carry it through.

What you get:

  • Twelve weeks of the support and guidance you need to make your business idea a reality, including an optional private Facebook Group where you connect with other people on the programme.
  • The multiple benefits of the ‘People, Planet, Profit’ business model, or triple bottom line, for your enterprise
  • Purposeful business planning, finance, marketing and time management.
  • Encouragement to set goals that will truly inspire you (and get you out of bed in the mornings!)
  • The chance to develop your interpersonal effectiveness, essential to running a successful business.
  • The knowledge and understanding you need to ‘get out of your own way’ and make a success of your life.
  • Support to connect with a mentor in your chosen field who is already doing good business, and who can pass on tips to you.
  • Opportunities to sell your product or service and to network with key influencers
  • A year's FREE access to Future Fixers Coaching Circle, worth over £200 (See events listings below.)

You will also have the chance to learn about the award winning Functional Fluency Model of Human Social Behaviour and the associated TIFF tool which will enhance what you already do well, and give you the understanding you need to communicate more effectively, and to transform patterns of behaviour that don’t work well.

So when and where can you take part?

Our next full programme will be delivered online starting on Wed 16th Sep 2020 and finishing on Wed 25th Nov. It will combine fortnightly ‘face to face’ sessions via Zoom with downloadable resources to work on in your own time alongside a private Facebook group.

Session 1 Wed 16th Sep 2pm – 4pm Clarifying your purposeful business idea (including uncovering your ‘why’ and your values)

Session 2 Wed 30th Sep 2pm – 4pm Setting meaningful goals and planning your purposeful business

Session 3 Wed 14th Oct 2pm – 4pm Developing a purposeful business plan (with a difference)

Session 4 Wed 4th Nov 2pm – 4pm How to sell your goods/services (in a way that doesn’t feel like selling).

Session 5 Wed 11th Nov 2pm – 4pm Lots of things you need to know about marketing

Session 6 Wed 25th Nov 2pm – 4pm Presenting your business and yourself with confidence

NB The Zoom sessions will be recorded.

Fees and Registering your Place

Please register your interest by signing up on Eventbrite. We will then get in touch to complete your registration.

Our online business start-up programme is currently FREE for residents of South Lakeland thanks to funding from South Lakeland District Council.

There are a limited number of places for people who live beyond South Lakeland: We are offering these at a much reduced rate of £395.(Can be paid in installments). Please contact us to enquire and to book your place.

If you cannot afford this, do please get in touch as we may be able to offer further reduced places (on this or future programmes) subject to current funding bids. We want to help as many people as possible to set up purposeful businesses during these challenging times.

Contact Karen on 07854 751169 or e mail

Still not sure?

If you are unsure whether or not you want to start a business, or need to explore and clarify your idea, you’re welcome to join our introductory course:

Is Your Business Idea a Good One?

Dates: Wednesday 22nd July, 2pm -4pm or Wednesday 19th August 2pm – 4pm

This introductory workshop costs just £10 (See separate event listing below)

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