Start Your Business Retreat

  • Portugal
  • Oct 7 - 13, 2017 (7 days)
  • €1250-€2590

About us


You have a vague idea about starting your own business, but not sure where and how to start.

You are considering one of the following types of business: coaching, teaching, consulting, organising, guiding or online services.

You want your personality, passions and lifestyle to be the pillars of how you make a living. 

You are passionate and entrepreneurial and looking for a step-by-step approach instead of taking a leap in the unknown. 

During this retreat you will learn how to:

Find the right business idea. 

Pick your niche. 

Package your skills. 

Know your idea will make it. 

Get your first customers

What steps to take to make it happen. 

Check out the video below to see where we'll be living for the week:



Optimize For Happiness’ Start Your Business Retreat is about more than business alone. It’s about creating the right conditions, offering the right content, providing the right tools and bringing the right people together to get your creative juices flowing and your productivity thriving. We do not only offer 3 hours of business classes per day, but we pay extraordinary attention to healthy nutrition, yoga and surf activities, workshops and inspiring entrepreneurial speakers.

We aim to bring 12 to 15 great minds together because we believe in the value of shared goals, getting outside perspective and accountability. We know that co-work and co-creation will not only help you focus on realising your dream, but it will allow you to achieve more than alone as well. We chose the beautiful Ericeira as it's the mekka of surf, yoga, mindful living and in close vicinity of the upcoming entrepreneurial ecosystem of Lisbon.



DAY 1: Ideation & develop your business model.

DAY 2: Pick your niche & package your skills. 

DAY 3: Create a roadmap

DAY 4: Find your ideal customers

DAY 5: Create an online sales page

DAY 6: Set up your marketing channels. 


STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE: will open your eyes for what you really want in life and business. 

OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE: you will learn and move forward so much more from being in the mere presence of like-minded people. 

EDUCATIONAL: six different business classes that will help you develop, test and bring your business to life.

BALANCE: recharge your batteries daily thanks to attention for body and mind in the program as well as the beautiful setting. 

INSPIRATIONAL: meet other entrepreneurs, dreamers, artists and soul searchers that are passionate about their work. 

A PRICELESS NETWORK: meet and share experiences with entrepreneurs just like yourself and learn from a group of divers, driven people. 

PRODUCTIVITY: templates and accessible tools to help you implement your learnings and manage your business. 

SUPPORT: stay in touch after the retreat and keep reaching out to me for support via email or turn to the Facebook-group for community feedback. 


To And From!

Airport Pick Up

Our driver picks you up at Lisbon International airport. 

7 days, 6 nights!

The Perfect Ocean Getaway

Cabin, chalet or shared room.

3 meals a day!

Deliciously healthy food

Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Low on gluten and carbs.

3 hours a day!

Optimize For Happiness Business Classes

Ideation, business model, niche selection, packaging your skills, 

testing your business, finding customers, sales page & marketing.

Workshops, local trips and visits

Related to health, sustainable living and entrepreneurship.


30' casual talk!

Inspirational Guest Speakers

To share their stories and best practices before dinner.


Enough Time To Enjoy

Relax, brainstorm, exchange ideas, make new connections. 

Tags: business design thinking find your passion inspirational lifestyle design personal development social impact surf yoga

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  • Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017 (7 days)


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We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan

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