Let our Business Laboratory coaches help you build a thriving business that is resilient to the modern-day challenges of business.

With only 59% of businesses surviving more than five years, for some the dream of being your own boss just doesn’t work out.

There are several reasons why businesses fail. After talking to business owners about what kept them awake at night and what worried them the most about being in business we want to help and do something that could have a positive impact.

Our research identified 9 areas of running a business that people felt unprepared for. Skills and knowledge that they just didn’t feel they had. Using this research our business coaches developed a series of workshops each around of the areas. Over 12 months these workshops become a concentrated course to help business owners learn new skills and develop stronger more resilient businesses.

So, if you are a business owner and would like some extra support from our business coaches get in contact.


9 focused workshops hosted by experts to help your business flourish.

  • Business Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Your 1st employees
  • Great sales
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Harness technology
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Legal issues

If you want to push your business further, our coaching team can help develop a plan with you.

We understand that your business goals are unique and that is why our coaches develop individual plans for each business they work with. Your plan will direct activity towards achieving objectives, whilst the data we help you collect and interpret will track performance.

Once your plan is ready to go, your individual coach will help you implement it, as well as providing guidance and connecting you to other professionals when necessary.

Our coaches are experienced and work with businesses like yours. They appreciate the challenges you face as an owner/manager and get results by fast forwarding the business planning process and ensuring plans get implemented.


If you’ve sat at work and felt lonely or wished that you had somebody experienced to talk to, our mentoring programme can help.

Alongside Sparkhouse at the University of Lincoln, these exclusive sessions give fledgling business owners the chance to meet experienced SME owners.

Each mentor runs their own successful business and has a wealth of experience that they are willing to share. There are also quarterly events giving you the opportunity to network with other business owners who may be facing the same challenges as you. These events aim to educate, transfer knowledge, foster innovation & creativity, and develop collaboration.