Business Retreats

Exclusive residential experiences for business growth.

No fluff. No yoga. Just results.


A note from your hosts

We’re Alison Goodwin and Steve Fowles, co-founders of The Online Business Association and we’re so excited to welcome you to our next business retreat.

We’ve been running our retreats for over five years and have met and worked with some incredible business owners and corporate clients throughout this time.

Our retreats are always designed around you and your fellow guests with bespoke workshops and sessions that will ensure that you’ll walk away with new strategies, ideas and perspectives on how to grow your business.

You’ll join us for 3-days at a stunning 4-star accommodation in the heart of the Peak District. During this time you’ll become immersed in a world of networking and business development, delivered by key members of our team of 15 incredible business experts.

As part of our retreats you’ll join our collective and discover ways to grow your business, create a plan worth following and proactively take steps forward to achieve your goals.

But let’s not forget, this is a retreat, and alongside all of the amazing business strategy and learning, we want you to have fun and truly enjoy yourselves.

That’s why in addition to daily workshops, discussion groups and team building activities, we also put on some incredible entertainment which in the past has involved activities such as:

  • A live escape room
  • Bartending workshops
  • Flair bartending classes
  • Team cook offs
  • Pub meal and quizzes.

Oh and did we mention the private chef to create all of your meals?!

Alongside all of these activities, you’ll also be networking with like-minded business owners and forming friendships and relationships that you’ll maintain for life – its about connection as much as it is about business.

This is just the tip of the iceburg. Keep reading to find out more about our retreats and how to join us on the next one – or if you’re already convinced, hit the button below to register now!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our collective at the next business residential event.

Alison & Steve


Putting people, profits and processes first

Our business residentials are exclusive events led by a team of industry experts, providing impactful and genuinely life changing experiences for you and your business.

Key benefits

What will you learn?

Our business residentials provide an immersive experience where you can dedicate time to developing your business, while surrounding yourself with likeminded entrepreneurs and experts in all areas of operations, including sales, marketing, HR & recruitment.

Over the course of 3 days we’ll cover topics such as…

  • How to think about your value ladder from the perspective of an online business manager
  • How to price your products and services to sell out (and keep selling out)
  • How to differentiate your products and services from your competitors
  • How to transform your current business into a “global” mission… starting with where you are and what you have
  • Identifying opportunities in emerging markets worldwide, and where to start
  • Understanding when to scale your business
  • Preparing for growth by developing a strong people strategy
  • How to implement proper processes in your business to support sustainable growth and protect against risks –
  • Leadership lessons – How to be an authentic leader

And many more insights and lightbulb moments that will emerge over the course of our time together.

3 days focused completely on you and your business.

Our Venue

Welcome to The Peaks

Our venue is a luxury country retreat in a beautiful & peaceful rural hamlet in the Peak District.

All the boutique styled bedrooms each have private bathroom facilities which have been individually decorated and carefully styled. Each bedroom boasts stunning wallpapers, plump cushions and luxurious bedding.

The main communal dining room is located in The Barn with high beamed ceilings, warm lighting and oak floors throughout.

There is an abundance of open plan space in The Barn for gatherings, yet oodles of cosy corners tucked away for the quieter moments throughout the venue. On the first floor in the eaves of The Annexe, you can enjoy the fabulous games room. The games room is furnished with a pool table and a few more facilities to keep you entertained.


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Some of the topics we’ll cover

Our bespoke business residential programmes are carefully curated to cover a wide variety of topics that will help you improve your strategy and management across your operations. These may include topics such as…

Market Research | Competitor Analysis | Customer Profiling
Mid-Long Term Goals | Profit Planning | Products & Services
People Strategy | Website Design & SEO | Legal Obligations
Brands & Positioning | Processes & Audit Trails | Networking
PR & Media | Leadership | Sales & Marketing


How it works...

Complete your questionnaire

When you sign up for a business retreat with us, you’ll be sent a questionnaire to complete that will help us tailor the retreat to your needs.

Book a 1:1 pre-event call

Before you arrive, you’ll be offered a 1:1 call with Online Business Association founder Alison Goodwin to discuss your business and your aims and objectives.

tailoring the programme

We’ll use the answers from your questionnaire and your 1:1 discussion with Alison to tailor the programme of workshops, activities and events during your retreat stay so you get the most out of it for your business.

The retreat

Take part in workshops bespoke to the areas of your business you’re looking to improve. You’ll also have the chance to take part in ‘fire-side’ discussions hosted by our business experts, panel discussions, team-building activities, and plenty of networking opportunities.

follow-up strategy call

Following your stay at the retreat, you’ll have another 1:1 call to go over your new business strategy and help you implement the skills and knowledge you’ve picked up into your business.

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business development


Who are our business residentials for?

Our business residential have been carefully designed to cover a wide variety of topics that will help you improve your strategy and management across your operations. These include…

who this is for...

  • Business owners who are serious about levelling-up their business, their employees and their profits
  • Those who want to learn, are hard-working and will implement the strategies
  • Leaders who are honest, open to feedback and will have a constructive conversation even when it’s difficult
  • Those who are willing to help others, share their knowledge and become part of our collective business network
  • Traditional product and service based businesses

Who this is not for...

  • Business owners who don’t want help or feel they have grown their business as much as they can
  • Those who want to spend their time chanting, meditating or other alternative practices
  • Business owners who just want to learn about social media algorithms and Facebook adverts
  • Those who are selling any service or programme that doesn’t have tangible results for the consumer.
  • Time wasters

Our commitment to you

Our events are for everyone not just women.

We will provide SAFE spaces in everything we do. People working with us and attending our retreats can rest assured knowing we put their mental and physical wellbeing first.

Whenever you work with us, whether it’s joining up on our business retreats, our business strategy days or on a 1:1 basis, everything we do together is confidential and covered by NDAs, so you can be assured that your business is protected.

We won’t host, attend, or support events that aren’t inclusive – in fact we’ve turned down £1 million in revenue over the past 18 months alone because the projects and people were not aligned to our values.

We won’t tolerate clients who behave disrespectfully towards our team or each other. When you join us on our business retreats you can relax knowing that you’re in a safe, collaborative environment without fear of judgement.


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The Experience

We want to make your experience as uncomplicated as possible. Simply arrive at the venue, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Your experience includes:

  • 2 night/ 3 days of idyllic, 5-star, countryside accommodation
  • A private chef to prepare your meals
  • ALL meals and drinks from arrival at the property to departure. Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between, featuring locally-sourced and freshly prepared cuisine (We promise you won’t go hungry!)
  • 3 days of tactical, engaging business content designed for you to implement immediately and be on your way to business success and growth
  • Workshop-style implementation sessions with speakers, so you can ask questions, get support, and immediately put in place the strategies you’ve learned
  • Bespoke session aimed at answering questions specifically about your business – challenges, goals, performance – as determined by your pre-attendance questionnaire
  • Opportunities for close conversations with speakers and other attendees through planned topic gatherings, ‘fire-side’ chats and panel sessions
  • Optional breakout sessions covering various topics
  • Evening socials for networking, relaxing and taking time out for you

Your investment

The Breakdown

This residential will ensure your business has a head start in 2024 and beyond.

We will cover all the topics listed above, plus we’ll help you plan 2024 month-by-month and give you an accountability partner so there’s no chance of you losing focus.

Here’s what your experience is worth:

  • Residential includes 3 days of strategy from two experts valued at £12,000
  • Luxury accommodation and meals valued at £1,200
  • Pre-retreat and follow up support valued at £997
  • Guest experts – Priceless
  • 50% discount on in person-strategy days worth £997 after the event
  • Services business T&Cs contract and NDA contract templates worth £1,000 each

Total Value = £17,194

Your Price = £2,997 (double occupancy)/£3,695 (single occupancy)

Don’t miss this opportunity. Strictly limited spaces available.


Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that you are deserving of spending 3 days focused completely on you and your business. Because of this, only participating attendees are allowed on the property during our event.

Just let us know in advance when registering and our private chef will make sure to accomodate your dietary requirements.

Because of the nature of the venues we work with you may wish to go out walking in your free time so please pack comfortable attire. Whilst in the sessions you are free to wear whatever you are comfortable in so casual attire or whatever fits your personality best for our sessions during the day. You may want something to wear on an evening if you fancy venturing out.

We’re excited about all the face to face time you’re going to have with new friends, and we encourage you to unplug as much as possible, but it is a great idea to bring your laptop for our implementation sessions.

Bring a friend and you can room together! Just be sure and include each other’s names on your registration and we’ll match you up. Coming alone? We’ll match a roommate for you and let you know a few weeks out who they are in advance. There are single occupancy rooms available at an additional cost.

We firmly believe the content and experience will more than meet – and will exceed – the investment of registration. You can count on professionalism and a well-managed event experience for yourself as an attendee!

We are pleased to offer a payment payment plan. A non-refundable payment is due immediately with your application to hold your seat, remainder payment of your balance will be due in advance of arrival.

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