Spaces still available on green business start-up programme

10 September 2020

There is still time to sign up for an online business start-up programme aimed at growing the green economy, which is being supported by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC).

SLDC has partnered with Bentley-Brown Associates to offer the Future Fixers’ Business Start-up Programme, designed to support new enterprises which have, or which wish to create, a purposeful business.  Future Fixers also welcomes those in the early stages of business, who would like to re-evaluate their business following the Covid-19 crisis.

Key aspects of the Future Fixers start-up programme, run by Kendal-based Karen Bentley-Brown and David Brown of Bentley-Brown Associates, are:

  • It focuses first on helping people understand what motivates them, and how they can remain resilient, a key to running a successful business;
  • It explores business planning, marketing, sales, and finance but always with a focus on how a business can have a positive impact on people and planet;
  • Business owners who complete the programme are then supported with a year’s free access to Future Fixers’ Coaching Circle, a fortnightly online group coaching session that keeps entrepreneurs motivated and on track;
  • Participants become part of a network for like-minded businesses where they can create opportunities, share ideas, build partnerships, and benefit from practical support.

The start-up programme begins on Wednesday 16 September but there is still time to get involved. 

Bentley Brown: Future-fixers provides more details about the programme. Alternatively, contact Karen on 07854 751169 or at