Great Business Breakout
  • Five Lakes Hotel Golf & Country Club
    CM9 8HX
  • Thursday 15th October - Until Friday 16th October
The Great Business Breakout returns this Spring! Two days dedicated to helping you grow your business.

Running a business is hard isn’t it? Whether you are doing everything yourself or managing employees there are always challenges to overcome.


But is one of your challenges gaining new customers?
Do you have a great business but find gaining momentum difficult?
More than anything, with all those plates spinning, does it feel like no-one ever has time to work ON your business so that it can grow?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these then The Great Business Breakout can help!

What is the Great Business Breakout?
Two days in the beautiful Essex countryside designed to grow the sales and marketing confidence of small businesses who think big. Jacky and Rebecca create a fun and lively training environment with practical tools and exercises and a wealth of experience.
The Breakout is a safe learning space…
…where you are encouraged to reflect on the existing and explore the new in a respectful, confidential, honest and supportive environment.

…where problems are solved in a practical way using proven tools and techniques.

…full of lively, relatable discussions, creative thinking and most importantly FUN!

What do we do?

Day 1
• Business values & goal setting
• Who should you be marketing and selling to
• How to speak to your customers effectively
• Gaining brand traction online
• Getting seen & heard offline

Day 2
• Mindset
• Sales funnels & Follow-ups
• Having elegant sales conversations
• Building relationships
• Recommendations & Referrals
• Bringing together your sales & marketing plan

We're cramming lots into two days so you get the best from your experience but don't expect to be able to relax while you listen! We've designed The Great Business Breakout to be engaging, interesting and, above all, practical. Everyone who attends leave with a deeper understanding of their business and a clear plan to grow. We can and will give you the tools you need but we can't do it for you, so there will be breakout sessions throughout the day and of course lots of coffee and delicious meals!

We'd love you to stay too!

What is the benefit of staying overnight?

It is a chance to really move away from the day-to-day of the business and everyday life. Step away from getting home and cooking dinner, looking after the family and putting the washing in. Focus on what you have learnt and think about your next steps!

Where is the Great Business Breakout?

We've chosen the beautiful Five Lakes Resort, near Maldon, for The Great Business Breakout. With its stunning surroundings and excellent facilities there is everything you need to get your mind focused, your creativity flowing and even some time to yourself to relax and rejuvenate.

Included in your stay is access to the beautiful facilities, including a lovely gym and pool, and delicious food from their tried and tested restaurant – trust us you will not go hungry! The beds are amazingly comfy too (ask anyone who has stayed about the pillows!) and the staff are always on hand to help. We love this venue!

Why not extend your stay over the weekend to take full advantage of what this amazing hotel has to offer!

If you would like more information on the venue please visit their website.

Who are we?

Jacky is the queen of sales! With over 30 years experience, winning new business in both B2B and B2C sales, recruiting, managing and developing teams she also has a family small business heritage, ‘it is in her blood!!’ Over the years her experience and expertise have been honed as much from mistakes and failures as from successes and she has a passion and enthusiasm that is unrivaled.

Alongside Jacky, Queen of Sales, is Rebecca, the master of marketing! With a degree in Public Relations and a background in both agency and in-house PR and marketing Rebecca has successfully grown both her own PR company and her clients' businesses. She knows both how to market a business and how hard it can be to build something from scratch, especially when it's so personal to you and is passionate about helping SMEs to succeed.

Both Jacky and Rebecca run their own businesses so understand the highs and lows that come with it. So, whether you come for your own business or send valued employees we will ensure that everything we do is tailored to help your business grow.
With many years’ experience in our respective fields both of us have run micro workshops and whilst we loved the workshop environment, we were frustrated with only giving people parts of the puzzle. So, the Great Business Breakout was born, to give small businesses all the tools they need to put sales and marketing at the heart of what they do.

Who is The Great Business Breakout for?
For small business owner
Whether you work on your own or have a small team around you, if you want to develop your sales and marketing confidence and know-how then the Breakout is for you. Designed for small businesses who have a lot on their plate everything we do at the Breakout is tailored to streamline your sales and marketing and put it at the heart of what you do. After all a business without customers is not a business! If you think big and like to have fun in the process we think you’ll fit right in.

Aspiring Employees
Do you have someone in your team who goes the extra mile? Someone who is looking to improve and progress within your business? If so, the Breakout can help them and help you. Nurturing and developing enthusiastic employees is one of the most under-rated tools in a small business’ toolbox. As Richard Branson says “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don't want to.” A valued employee is invaluable in business growth.


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