We're bringing learn smarta's fundamentals course to you - LIVE!

Launched at the beginning of 2021, our first virtual business training course has been racking up new businesses weekly... but one of the things you've told us you struggled with is time. That's why we've built a two-day intensive version, taking place IRL, and giving you the freedom of choice about how you learn... online, or in person!

Learn all the basic skills you’ll need to start your business, from testing out your idea with market research, to writing a budget and business plan, with this interactive and lively course designed by a team who've seen thousands of business plans and ideas... and know what it takes to make it all work in practice.

Learn about marketing, sales, finance

A structured, practical training programme will arm you with information across all of the key areas of business.

Gain the confidence and clarity to start your business

Work through your ideas with the support of our wonderful Learn Smarta tutors, Colin and Tracey.

Get off the ground in just DAYS, never mind months!

Leave with the foundations of your business already cemented, and a clear action plan to get you up and ruinning.

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Sign up now for the next two-day intensive business course


Part one: Saturday 13th November;
9.00 - 16.30

Part two: Saturday 20th November;
9.00 - 16.30


The Common Room
Westgate Road


  • Get started by evaluating your idea
  • Get going with a plan & practical lessons
  • Get paid by thoroughly understanding money!

Prefer to learn online, at your own pace? Sign up here instead.

I loved the really creative way the course was delivered and produced! Helen Stuart, Knitted Up North
Learn Smarta was a really positive and supportive environment. The whole team was brilliant – so welcoming, friendly and happy to answer questions. Annie McCourt, FigWigs Tea
I loved the relationships that the Learn Smarta team clearly have – you could sense the feeling of family even through the screen! Emma Foley, wellbeing advocate

Register your interest to reserve your fully funded space now!

So, what is Smarta?

Smarta is a place for independent businesses who love to learn, grow and support each other. On the site you’ll find ready-to-action advice and inspiration, opportunities to promote your business in our online directory, and a community of entrepreneurs who want to collaborate.
Have a look around...