The Monthly Business Retreat
Loving your business? Beavering away working with fabulous clients? Struggling to find the time each month to work on your business, rather than in it?
Know the feeling.
All too often urgent things for your clients take top billing in your priorities and you end up neglecting important aspects of your own business.
You need to treat your business to dedicated time and space. Every month. For real.
Fortunately, that’s exactly what the Monthly Business Retreat provides
Treat your business to dedicated time and space - yes, physical space - in which to work on your business, rather than in it.
A small group of like-minded business folk, coming together to Do The Things. Lots of quiet, focused work; some structure; very little talking.
Is the Monthly Business Retreat for me?
- A small business owner
- Doing it all yourself - your website, social media, copywriting, product design, and everything else
- Busy hustling but struggling to keep up with your marketing, your blogging schedule, or any other aspect of the ‘behind the scenes’ work?
- Half-finished projects gathering dust
- Ideas you don’t have time to implement
- A desire to expand but no room to figure out how
- A suspicion you could be working smarter, rather than harder?
Then this is for you.
What can you do during the Monthly Business Retreat?
Anything you like - as long as it’s quiet!
- Draft the next month’s worth of blog posts
- Plan your next social media campaign
- Create your email auto-responders
- Write the sales copy for your next product launch
- Sketch the outline of your next business-building book
- Update a section of your website
- Research new ways to support your clients in their journey with your business
You can also book time with me.
Each session, you can book, on a first come first served basis, one of four slots available for mini-consultation.
I specialise in branding, communications, print and web design and working with WordPress. I’m also a qualified master practitioner of NLP, and have worked as a copy editor and a writing coach.
If you have a question or a problem that I can help with, just pre-book one of the four 25 minute slots. We’ll retreat to our own quiet room so as not to disturb the others, and give your business the 1-to-1 TLC it deserves.
What to expect at a Monthly Business Retreat session
We have a simple structure to guide the afternoon and help you keep your focus on the task in hand.
It’s an afternoon of quiet work, punctuated with moments to check in, clarify any questions that have come up, and decide what to do with any distractions that keep trying to derail you.
13:30 We start gathering Set up your work area, grab a coffee and get all the wriggles and resistance out.
13:40 We set our intentions A quick ‘round the room’ sweep, naming what we each intend to have done by the end of the afternoon.
13:50 We start our first work block 50 minutes of the sound of a room of people quietly focused on their craft.
14:40 Check in We come back together and share how well we’ve done against our original intentions. If there’s something you’d like some help with, or alternative perspectives on, now’s the time to share. It’s a mini-mastermind - on speed.
15:30 We start our second work block 50 minutes of the sound of a room of people quietly focused on their craft, followed by a 10 minutes break to stretch legs, refill coffee, regroup thoughts, then go again for a final 40 minutes.
17:10 Closing session We’ll regroup for a final time, celebrate all we’ve achieved in the afternoon, and set our intentions for the coming month.
17:30 We pack up and go home Basking in the glow of an outrageously productive afternoon.
“The Business Retreat was a revelation as to what can be achieved in a few hours in a friendly but focussed environment. An incredibly productive way to spend a Friday afternoon. Thank you Siân.”Marie Louise Cochrane
Four hours laser-focus on your business, a mini-mastermind session, and a mini 1-to-1 consultation.
That’s a pretty good start to the weekend.
£40/month or £240 for a 6-month block
PLUS 4 hours of your time, every month for a minimum of 6 months.
Missed sessions will not be refunded - we’re talking commitment to your business, folks!
I really want you to love this format and to make this an easy decision, so I’m holding two free, no obligation taster sessions on Friday 20 October and 3 November. Come along and try it out. If it’s not for you, that’s fine. If you love it - sign up!
What else do I need to know about the Monthly Business Retreat?
Sessions will be held at 21a Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5EL, in Haymarket on the second Friday of every month.
Places are limited
I’m only running this once a month, and there are only 8 places. This way we all have enough physical space in which to work comfortably, and you should be able to book a consultation slot every other session.
2017 Retreat Dates
10 November 2017
1 December 2017
(1 week earlier than normal)
2018 Retreat Dates
12 January 2018
9 February 2018
9 March 2018
13 April 2018
Retreat and resource
10% of the profits from the Monthly Business Retreat will be donated to USPG, who work in partnership with local churches around the world to improve health, tackle poverty, put children in school, challenge discrimination, nurture leaders, give a voice to women, and much more.
Are you ready to treat your business?
Fancy a chat?
Give me a call on 07725 697909 or send me an email through use this handy form. We’ll chat about your project and see if we’re a good fit.