September: A time for new beginnings

Lara Sheldrake

It's September and the perfect time to start a fresh, to reevaluate things and work out what the priority is for you *and* your life (not just your business).

Not only is it a new season but a very uncertain time for many. We don't know what the next few weeks, months or even years look like but we know they're going to be challenging.

When times are tough we can become introspective and start to worry about the unknown, scarcity mindset kicks in and panic takes over.

Sound familiar? I've been there. And more times than I'd care to mention.

Having spoken with hundreds of women over the last few months, we're all feeling it. It's a lot.

So, what's the solution?

We don't have all the answers but at Found & Flourish we believe success and resilience can be influenced by number of factors including people, structure and culture.

You can't invest in one without the other. So as a business we have spent the last few months researching, testing, iterating, strategising and speaking with the community to find out what makes the perfect environment for business owners and founders to truly flourish in this new world we’re all navigating.

We've noticed trends, a change in behaviour and the craving for something new that meets people where they’re at (rather than a one size fits all approach!). We see there is an appetite for a deeper level of support for business owners and have established a pattern emerging when it comes to the kind of challenges they're facing.

Did you know that over 90 businesses are being created every hour in the UK? [Small Business UK] The world may be changing but it certainly isn't slowing down and with so many new businesses popping up,  it's no wonder the entrepreneurial space can seem a little overwhelming at times.

We asked what you wanted, here’s what you said:‍

✔️ Less overwhelm

✔️ More opportunities to connect

✔️ Accountability (that works!)

✔️ Opportunities to work in a collaborative setting

✔️ Access to experts

✔️ Monthly check-ins to live troubleshoot your challenges

✔️ A continued safe and non-judgemental space to ask for help

Introducing 🥁 F&F 2.0!!!

Our mission is to encourage action through tried and tested productivity frameworks, setting you up for success. We create a culture of collaboration over competition and do this by providing a safe and non-judgemental space for our community to learn, knowledge share and problem solve with one another.

We have created pathways for you to structure your learning and development so that you have the best chance possible of achieving your goals and flourishing in business.

Your time and money is precious and we want you to get as much value as possible🔥


You're brand new in business or thinking of starting a business, here's a taster of what you can expect. This is for you if you are getting started, budget conscious, and want to see what all the hype is about. You will be a Flourisher in no time.

‍Features include:

✔️ Resources

✔️ Guides & checklists

✔️ Business toolkit

✔️ Business 101 template

✔️ Perks

Price: FREE


You've been running your business for a while and crave connection with a supportive group of ambitious business owners. Join F&F Founders for the ultimate accountability and support network. Jump into our workshops, meet-ups and group support sessions to help you make your first phase of business as successful as possible both IRL and in your back pocket.

Features include:

✔️ Community group chat

✔️ ‘Ask for help section

✔ Goal planning/brainstorming/side-hustle sessions

✔️ Monthly co-working sessions (online & IRL)

✔️ Expert led topic threads

✔️ F&F signposted experts

✔️ Business feedback brainstorms

Price: £29.99/month or £295/year - (two month free)


You've been in business for at least 18 months and you want to get in depth support to take you to the next level. The difference here is that you are ready for a deeper level of support, you want to grow. Ready to accelerate your progress?

Features include:

✔️ Everything in the Founder pack +

✔️ Monthly masterminds for live troubleshooting (peer to peer mentoring)

✔️ Plus promotional features for your business (events, jobs & courses)

Price: £49.99/month or £495/year - (two month free)

To join the F&F membership today and unlock our founder features, click here

F&F, we're with you every step of the way.

About the Author

Lara Sheldrake

Lara is a speaker, mentor and the founder of  a business network for women and non-binary people. She is on a mission to close the gender opportunity gap, to make business accessible and less lonely for those in the entrepreneurial and start-up space. Lara regularly speaks on panels, podcasts and in the media; challenging the status quo, championing women and talking about the power of community.

Join Us!

Join the community for access to workbooks, guides and workshop replays + a supportive community of founders and freelancers.

Join the community