Free online business school for start-ups launches

York and North Yorkshire entrepreneurs of the future are being offered FREE places on an acclaimed start-up workshop to turn their hobbies and dreams into a business.

We have partnered with the hugely popular Rebel Business School to help would-be start-ups to get their ideas off the ground. The first of five two-week courses kicks off on the 5 July and registrations are open now.

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Designed to inspire people and help them find the confidence to try their ideas, the Rebel Business School is aimed at everyone, from those with no cash and no business experience to fledgling start-ups that need guidance to keep on track.

Rebel’s events are led by successful entrepreneurs and professionals and can be very sought after, with events regularly attracting over 100 aspiring business owners.

Attendees can expect a completely different approach to starting a business, Simon Paine, Rebel Business School co-founder and CEO, explains: “There’s nothing better than meeting someone with no business experience and guiding them through their first sale – it can transform lives.”

“You don’t need money, experience or a university degree to start a business. You just need an idea, some passion and a bit of help.”

“Many of those attending will leave with a business and a first sale. Those who don’t will still take away business skills, practical advice and confidence. We like to say: ‘this is the best business course money can’t buy’.”

The online training schedule includes a mix of practical sessions, one-to-one coaching, workshop sessions and local peer support that York and North Yorkshire residents can attend from their homes. 

At a similar event held earlier this year, over a quarter of attendees started a new business and gained their first sale within five days.

While the team has a great track record of inspiring new businesses, they also introduce and talk about a range of work-focused skills aimed at helping people improve their job prospects, even if setting up their own business is a step too far.

“The Rebel Business School welcomes people of all ages who are thinking about self-employment,” says Andrew Raby, York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub Manager. “Whether you are at the beginning of your start-up journey, or an already established business looking for new ways to grow and adapt, the course aims to provide the information, inspiration and practical advice to teach you how to build and evolve your business.”

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