Business Start-up Training and Support for Women

The complete package of training, coaching and support to help you to start and run your own successful business no matter what type of business you are looking to start.

I am amazed more women don’t own and run businesses?

Is it because for years you have been fed the message, in some cases, explicitly and some implicitly that women don’t run businesses leaving you feeling that you lack the confidence or skills.

Is it the additional responsibilities; many have around childcare, running the household, caring for parents or the lack of support?

Or are you concerned that you don’t have the time and money to start one.

In this short video I want to share with you how you can develop your skills and confidence to gain that funding and support to build a business that revolves around your life; giving you the financial security, independence, and the flexibility that you desire.

Hi, I am Richard and I have:

  • Run my own business for over 14 years
  • 9 years retail management experience
  • An MBA from Durham University
  • Spent 9 years delivering business improvement programmes in over 26 different industries across 5 continents
  • 5 years in the financial service sector

The Arcadia Alive Business Start Right Programme is here to support you through setting up your business, your company for success.

It will take you through step-by-step everything you need to do to set up, start and run your own successful business.

Providing you with over 30 years of business experience and advice to ensure you can avoid the costly mistakes so many, unfortunately, make.

It is made up of three elements:

Start Right

To put in place the foundations that you and your business will need to succeed you will have a business plan and know how you will fund your business.

Business Plan

Ready to Open

To put in place all the resources, processes and systems you will need to be successful

Processes and Systems

Grow Right

To support you through that crucial first year of operations and develop your leadership and business management skills so you can grow and scale your business to the level of success you have defined.


I just want to talk about Start Right today

Start Right has a wealth of information, training and resources. We will start by helping you assess your mindset and developing your confidence to run your business.

Then we are going to give you the resources you need to find your purpose and mission so you can stay on track through your entrepreneurial journey knowing what you want to achieve and why.

With your why defined, you will be given the skills and resources to clarify your goals and targets and build the step-by-step plan you need to achieve success. You’ll learn how to achieve financial security for yourself and your business. By defining what financial security is for you and how much money you and your business needs to make.

Then you will be ready to start the really fun part, where your passion will come to life. We will help you create your own unique business model blueprint and begin putting in the foundations of your business. We will figure out how to sell and market your product or service while also learning what needs to be done behind the scenes so it all runs smoothly.

To finish the course, you’ll bring everything you’ve learnt and built together into your business plan. We will provide you all the necessary resources, information and support to create your business plan which is an essential part of any grant or funding application.

And we will give you all the specific support you need to get startup funding in the form of grants or loans so you will have the money you need to start your business.

Start Right has seven modules:

Module 1

Is about building the confidence and mindset that successful entrepreneurs have.

Most of us base our confidence on two things: knowledge and experience.

When we have a lot of both we are confident but when we have little of either one or both it can hinder us greatly.

You know you can learn new skills and with the right support gain the experience you need to build your confidence.

We just need to get you in to the right environment to enable that.

Module 2

Will give you clarity as to the purpose, goals and outcomes they you will achieve from the business and ensuring those align with your personal goals, values and deepest desires.

Module 3

Will enable you to establish exactly how much money you need your business to make for you by building your personal survival budget and financial management system to take you to financial security and freedom.

Module 4

Is all about the frontend of your business, making your product or service desirable for your target customers, attracting customers to your business and getting the pricing right

Module 5

Is a deep dive into what you need to do behind the scenes to make your business work effectively and efficiently.

Then to model your businesses cashflow to confirm you have a viable business.

Module 6

Helps you develop the marketing plan for your business and gives you the skills to sell to your customers.

Module 7

Will bring all these together in your business plan and if needed your grant or loan application to ensure you have the money to fund your business.

I get it, money matters and starting a business requires some investment and getting the right amount is crucial.

The key to this is getting your business model right, understanding how to calculate the money you need and if required, funding it.

And there is good news about that as there are a great many grants and funds just for women, just for female entrepreneurs.

We can help you find the right one for your needs and support your application because we’ve done the leg work.

The training is delivered online on-demand so you can do it at any time and location to suit you.

But we don’t want you ever to feel like you are doing this alone so, to support you as you work through the training, you will have access to weekly group coaching sessions with your peers facilitated by one of our very experienced business coaches to get your questions answered.

And because everyone and their businesses are different, you will also get 3 x 1-2-1 personal coaching sessions specifically on you and your business.

Don’t worry, we will stick with you if you need to go through a couple of iterations to get it just right for you.

The most important thing is you are happy and confident with your business.

So, whether you’re starting it on the side where it may grow to replace your job or planning to do it full time, regardless of your educational level, with the right training and support you can build a business that does work around your life.

And because I want you to be the next successful female business owner, I want to give you an unfair advantage by backing and supporting you with everything my team and I know to guide you through starting your own successful business.

To start you off I am going to offer you: A completely Free Online Training Session.

Click on the button below to register.

Business Idea
6 Steps for Women to Run Their Own Successful Business That Revolves Around Their Life And Puts Them In Control

The Free Training Includes:

  • The 6 biggest mistakes that business start-ups make
  • How you can create the Mindset and acquire the skills to achieve Your Targets
  • How you can confirm the Viability of your Business before investing a fortune
  • Where you can obtain your funding

Because in life: ‘If You Don’t Build Your Dream, Someone Will Hire You to Build Theirs’.

Click on the button to register your place and pick a time that works for you, so you can start building yours.

And you can join the millions of other women who have started and run successful businesses.

It all starts with registering for your complimentary training as it will cost you nothing and will provide useful information to better inform your decision making.

This training is exclusively for women to run their own successful business.  A business that revolves around their life and puts them in control even if you don’t have loads of knowledge or experience and a limited budget.

It’s a unique approach that removes all guesswork and simplifies the entire process.

One final thought:

Where do you want to be in 3-5 years? And if you don’t act now and start your own business, will you be where you want to be?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where do I begin?

The quick answer would be book a strategy call with us.  The longer answer is to be clear on what you want to achieve and then see if there are enough buyers for your product or service to deliver what you want to achieve.

Do I need any qualifications to do the programme?

We do not ask for any formal qualifications.

How will I set up the structure of my business?

I would ask a question back; do you mean the legal structure? Or business model structure?  There are depending on which country or countries you are looking to operate in several different legal structures from very simple to more complex and each country has its own bodies for registering your business in the UK for example we have Companies House in the US it will depend on which state you wish to register your business and you will need a registered agent service.

Do I need to be aware of any relevant rules and regulations?

The simple answer is yes.  The more complex is you need to know that different countries, different industries different sectors have different rules and regulations and yes you will need to know and comply with the rules and regulations for your business.

How much capital would I need to set up the business initially?

This depends on the nature of your business.  All businesses will require some initial investment the amount will vary depending on type, size and scale. A local courier service may start with a single van, a national one would need many many more.

Does my idea already exist in the same way I was going to create it?

There is a myth that competition is bad.  Competition is good because it shows there is demand in the marketplace for your product or service, there are buyer out there.  Now all you need to do is figure out how many buyers there are and how the way you plan to serve these buyers is better than the competition.

When will I be ready to start?

This is difficult to answer without a context, so please book a strategy session.  It depends on the business you are planning to start; the time you have to devote to it and the level of commitment you have.

Can I do this alone?

You can complete the training on your own.  However, I would encourage you to consider that getting the people you will need on your side will help. We all need a support network and whether they are active members of the team or just people that have got our backs, it makes a massive difference.

When I was a project manager, I had a consultant that worked for me who was adamant and proud that he was independent as he had moved to different country, learned the language and established himself there.

But as Piaget pointed out, we all evolve but we start out as being completely dependent on our parents or carers for everything we need and then as we grow we strive for independence from them and the final stage is we recognise we are interdependent.

As I questioned the consultant on how had he gotten to site, he told me he had driven, so I asked:

  • Did you make your car?
  • Did you lay the road you drove on?
  • Did you drill for the oil, refine it to create the fuel you needed?

We are all interdependent.

Do I have the personality to run a business?

I would say our personalities are not as fixed as we might first think.  Having the right mindset and being willing to learn and apply new skills will be a far better determinant of how well you will run your business.

Can I set the new business up while still working?

Yes, and many people do.

Will I need to get a loan?

You may and you may not.  It will all depend on your personal financial status, the type of business you are seeking to start and the accuracy of your cashflow (i.e. when you think money will come in from sales and when you think money will go out to pay costs).

How long do I have until I start making a profit?

As with the previous question on the need for a loan, it will all depend on the type of business you are seeking to start and the accuracy of your cashflow (i.e. when you think money will come in from sales and when you think money will go out to pay costs).