Learn the fundamentals of a successful business that will make you happy!

  • Are you are dreaming of becoming your own boss?
  • Do you have one or more business ideas, but you’re not sure how to get started?
  • Do you have a passion and you want to build a business around it?
  • Have you recently started a business but need some guidance?

If your answer to any of these questions is YES, you are just right for...

Small Business Essentials

3 workshops + brainstorming sessions

Day 1: 19.01.19

9:00 - 12:00


Getting started with your business concept!

  • Identify: which business ideas are right for me?
  • Evaluate: have my ideas success potential?
  • Choose: which one of my ideas is the best?
  • Improve: how do I turn an idea into a business model?

Day 2: 26.01.2019

9:00 - 12:00


The wonderful world of marketing

  • Know: who are my customers and what do they want?
  • Hook: how do I attract customers?
  • Communicate: how do I explain the value of my offer? 
  • Select: which marketing channels do I choose?


Day 3: 02.02.19

9:00 - 12:00


The secrets behind making a profit

  • Estimate: what do I need and how much does it cost?
  • Diversify: how do I create multiple revenue streams?
  • Price: how do I set the "right" prices?
  • Forecast: will my business make a profit? When?

With Gretel!

What will you get?

  • Deep dive  into the foundations of a successful business
  • Step-by-step guidance by a business mentor - no overwhelming experience!
  • Structured brainstorming & feedback  from like-minded women on your business idea
  • Course material in pdf format
  • BONUS 1: 30% price reduction on individual consulting for 3 months 
  • BONUS 2: booklet with the admin & legal info to start a business in CH

Now it's time to invest in your professional future

The cost

CHF 449 for all 3 workshops + 3 brainstorming sessions

CHF 329 for 2 workshops + 2 brainstorming sessions

CHF 179 for 1 workshop + 1 brainstorming session

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Frequently asked questions

Is this course right for me?

The whole course is for you if you have identified at least one business idea, which excites you. If you don’t have any ideas, don’t worry. You first need to discover what will make you thrive. Day 1 can definitely help you get closer to an idea that is "right for you" and has business potential. 

What if I have multiple business ideas?

The first workshop will help you analyse all your ideas and choose the best one or two to focus on. The following workshops will be devoted to refine, improve and make you ready to implement your best idea(s). 

How is each day structured?

The first half of the morning will be devoted to giving you some basic knowledge through an interactive lesson. Afterwards, the participants will be split into smaller groups and will get feedback and ideas from other participants on their specific challenges. Your brainstorming session will finish by identifying a few concrete steps that you will take as a result of the day. This will help you directly apply the theory to your business idea and will avoid a feeling of overwhelm. 

What if I book two or three workshops and I don't want to continue after the first one? 

If you let us know within 24 hours from the end of the first workshop, we will refund you the workshops that you will no longer attend.

What kind of trainer and business mentor are you?

  • I make things easy to understand and to implement. I am against overwhelming you with too much information or complex tools. My motto is: “Baby-steps to get you where you want to be”.
  • I am more interested in your happiness rather than in how much money you will make, but finance and economics are my bread and butter, so I will get you covered.
  • I connect with you as a human being first, as a mentor afterwards. I listen carefully, before I give opinions or propose solutions.
  • I am very honest. I don't try to please you, but I tell you what I think is better to do in your own interest.
  • I am very good at motivating and leading you, indeed this is my n. 1 strength.
  • I am “to the point”: my training and individual mentoring program bring results in the shortest possible time.
  • I learn from experience: I am constantly improving my services, to support you better.

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A little bit about me

I started a successful business from a passion, in a completely new field, in a foreign country, with no business experience, no specific education related to this new profession, no local professional or personal network, not being a fun of social media or new technologies…. Still, I made it!


I studied economics and finance, I hold a Master in Environmental Economics and a PhD in Sustainable Development. After 10+ years of international career in development organizations, I moved to Switzerland in 2011, while I was pregnant. I have experienced the frustration of trying to position myself professionally in a foreign country, with limited language capabilities, without a professional and personal support network and with the time constraints brought by a new-born. On top, I wanted to do something different from what I had been doing in the past.


I spent three, very difficult years writing job applications, having disappointing job interviews, and trying to understand how I could help myself out of this situation. I knew I had potential, I knew I could excel, but I did not know WHAT I was supposed to do. Still, I was motivated to change my professional life for the better. I did not want to be a stay-at-home mom. I did not want to accept any job and feel unsatisfied for many years to come.


During these three, difficult years, I slowly identified what could make me happy… I found my passion. Only, I did not know what to do exactly with that passion. I started Our Swiss Business based on my passion, not on a solid business model and this led me to numerous mistakes. Gradually, I learnt what was needed in order to transform that passion into a real business. This took me two additional years.


Now I am happy: I am doing what I love and I am making the money I deserve for my hard work. Finally, I am fully using my potential. And I want to help you avoid the most common mistakes and learn the fundamentals of a successful business in a short time and without pain!


I know what you are going through. I know what your fears, questions, and doubts are, and I am here to give you the support you need and the answers you are looking for. You don’t have to go through all the hurdles I went through in all these years, because now I am here to guide you.