• Business retreat in Tuscany

    Escape to where time stands still to ensure your business doesn’t

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  • Retreat to Advance

    Sometimes it takes a step back in order to take a huge leap forward

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  • The gift of time

    Time to focus on the future of your business

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Tuscany business retreat

A new style of corporate retreat for business owners. Explore big ideas, determine business priorities and cement plans for your business’s future.

The gift of time

Business retreats for small- to medium-size business owners, entrepreneurs and start-ups. A working holiday that your business will thank you for.

Under the Tuscan sun

Sometimes you need to take a step back to plan the future. Our retreats for business owners give you the gift of time and space to do just that.

Business retreats in Italy

Whether you’re looking for growth, acquisition, an equity event or simply to make it through another year of trading, join us in a magical part of the world for expert advice, peer insight and plenty of time and space to work on your business in peace.

Transform your business when you Retreat to Advance

When was the last time you really took time out to work on your business, and not in it? Like serious time out? We all know that we need to find the time but so often in business the most important ‘to-dos’ make way for the most pressing. Yet another day we leave the office thinking “tomorrow we’ll find the time…”.

We know our businesses need that personal thinking and planning time from us but there’s always those fires to be put out, impromptu meetings called or piles of paperwork cluttering the desk. However sometimes that delay can be devastating. Too often companies don’t see the train crash until it hits them, or the missed opportunity passes them by. This is where we want to help.

Let’s face it, being a business owner can be very lonely and stressful. The success of your business rests on your shoulders and often there’s no one to turn for help with problems or questions.

You’re so busy fighting to keep up with the daily demands of your business you don’t have a second to plan for its future.

If you’re reading this then perhaps you’re looking for a way to change that. We’re glad you found us and hope we can help.

We know from experience that often all you need is to take a step back to get the time and perspective to safeguard the success and future of your business. Sometimes you need to take a step back to see how to move forward, and it’s this very concept that inspired the birth of our retreat for business owners. We call it Retreat to Advance.

Read more about Retreat to Advance.

Business advice you can count on

After many years being a mentor, sounding board and business advisor to countless businesses and individuals lucky enough to know him, Eddie Thomas launched Rare Breed to make his knowledge available to those businesses that need it. Now by virtue of modern technology, businesses around the world can benefit from Eddie’s expertise with business mentoring via Skype as well as in person on his bespoke retreats.

Eddie knows how to run a successful business. Having managed, grown and sold a variety of businesses in his career, he knows what it takes to get results. He is an extremely likeable, straight shooting business advisor who can successfully identify the best strategies and tactics to see any business flourish. His advice is practical and all based on proven experience. Eddie is direct and very honest – no fluff, no flattery, and that’s what will get you results. He is more than just a business advisor: imagine a consultant, guide and friend rolled into one who will walk alongside you as you face your toughest business challenges.

Eddie knows in business things can come up any time and is always happy to talk if he’s available. He genuinely cares. Helping people improve their businesses isn’t just a job to him, it’s a way of life.

Discover the home of our Retreats

Home to Rare Breed Retreats is Il Borghino is a stunning villa located just 30 minutes from Pisa Airport and a 10-minute drive to Lucca with magnificent elevated views overlooking olive groves and the Monti Pisani mountain range. It provides the perfect place to unwind, relax and find the gift of time.

The villa has been beautifully restored and maintained while retaining original Tuscan character and charm and offers 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms across three cottages with a separate communal living space for indoor/outdoor dining beside the saltwater pool. Underneath there is a huge space for a gym workout as well as a Turkish sauna, a great way to de-stress from life back home. Learn more about Il Borghino.