Learn Smarta

Learn how to start a business in just 6 weeks of study

Discover our fast, flexible online course for aspiring entrepreneurs, founders and freelancers. 


Register for a 6-week Learn Smarta course, and you’ll learn all of the essential requirements for starting a business. 

You’ll develop your business idea - or create one from scratch - and do all the research you need to give you the peace of mind you’re doing the right thing.

And then we’ll help you plan all the important details of that startup business, leaving you ready and raring to go!

Your business idea brought to life

With our startup fundamentals programme anyone can start a business. Honestly.

If you’ve got the glimmer of a good idea – even if you don’t know the first thing about business – we’re here to help you bring it to life.

Discover everything you need to know to become the boss of your own successful business. From testing the water with market research, to developing a business plan and applying for funding.

Gain real-world business smarts from entrepreneurial experts, through interactive live learning sessions, 1-2-1 tutorials, group classes, and lifelong access to recordings and worksheets.  

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A practical, no-nonsense and jargon-free way to learn everything you need to know to set up and run a successful business.

What’s involved?

Fundamentals is an entry-level business startup course, developed by entrepreneurs for people who want to follow in their footsteps. Over six weeks, you’ll learn about:

  • Entrepreneurial traits (and whether you’ve already got them)
  • How to spot and develop a great business idea
  • How to write an amazing business plan
  • Market research and marketing
  • How much it costs to start a business and how you can fund it
  • How to budget and create cash flow forecasts
  • Using social media to promote your startup business

Sign up now

For our first cohort, any learners who live in the Northumberland or Tyne and Wear areas will have access to the course for FREE! 

We also plan on offering our training as a nationwide service soon. We’re still working on this behind the scenes, but expressing interest now means you'll be one of the first to know when it becomes available.

Why Choose Learn Smarta?

Flexible study that fits around you

Affordable small businesses courses

Practical real-world guidance

Taught by entrepreneurial experts

Friendly, small group learning

No exams


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