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If you are:

  • SUPER motivated
  • A passionate entrepreneur or entrepreneur-in-the-making
  • Willing to get STUCK IN

...then, you superstar, we want you on this course!

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When & where?

Part one: Saturday 13th November;
9.00 - 16.30

Part two: Saturday 20th November;
9.00 - 16.30

The Common Room
Westgate Road


We don’t want loads of people attending our live courses.

We only want a small group of serious startups that will really benefit from an intensive, but fun, two-day programme.

Doesn't matter if you're already trading or not... it's about YOU!

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

Business fundamentals - LIVE!

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.

The cost of this two-day intensive course in Newcastle is £299 but we have a very limited number of FREE and discounted places.

The deadline for application is 12pm on Tuesday 9th November, so apply now!

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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 your business needs

Work through the programme 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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From the team behind Transmit Startups

Our team has been working with people creating businesses since 2012, supporting over 10,000 startups with a Start Up Loan alongside business support and mentoring. 

Founded by an entrepreneurial trio who continue to lead the company today, our ethos has always been anchored in giving practical, no-nonsense help to everyone interested in being their own boss.

  • No apathy - we're all passion, all the way
  • No talking down, and
  • Absolutely no boring lectures from people in "business suits"!
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Rich Myers

Commercial Director, Transmit

“I started my very first business in 1990, after attending a startup course. How we deliver Fundamentals is very different but the basics required to get your business going remain the same.

“Back then, I didn’t have a clue where to start but receiving that support and guidance was absolutely crucial. Thirty years down the line and here I am still living the entrepreneurial dream, running a company that employs 45 people.”

Meet the learn smarta tutors!

Tracey Edmondston

Training Manager

An experienced training professional, Tracey has worked with people in all kinds of sectors to develop their careers, start new businesses and develop growing ones. She has a way of putting people at ease and making learning fun.


Colin Lynch

Enterprise Tutor

Colin loves nothing more than to draw on his background in banking and finance to help new businesses get off the ground, grow and prosper. His cracking sense of humour means even learners who don’t share his love of numbers soon feel confident with their finances. 

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