Free business school to promote ‘rebel mindset’ in Yorkshire

Simon Paine

Entrepreneurs of the future are being offered support from a Queen’s Award-winning organisation dedicated to starting businesses for free.

The hugely popular Rebel Business School is coming to Yorkshire from June 7-18 with a message of hope for people of all walks of life.

The online course, backed by Doncaster Council, is aimed at everyone, from those with no cash or business experience to fledgling start-ups that need guidance to keep on track.

Rebel has been to Yorkshire several times before and typically attracts between 100-200 people. Some of those who attend are unemployed, on low incomes or learning English as a second language. Others attendees are already running their own businesses.

In April 2021, Rebel Business School won a Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity for its attendees. Rebel’s events are led by successful entrepreneurs who share, first-hand, their experiences of running businesses.

“Many people all across Yorkshire will have had experienced a really difficult time in the past year, but we are here to help them to bounce back,” says Simon Paine, co-founder of Rebel Business School.

“We’ve worked with many people, teaching them sales, marketing, budgeting and more. But the big thing everyone refers to in the feedback is confidence. They learn to rebel against the negativity that’s holding them back. They learn a ‘rebel mindset’.”

Paine says that it is both possible and desirable to start a business right now, and that the legacy of Covid-19 should not stop anyone from doing so.

“Our message is simple. You don’t need money, an expensive education or a big plan to start a business, you just need to find something you love and a bit of help.

“Now’s actually the best time to be starting up. Everything has changed, the world has been shaken up and people who get moving can take advantage of the new situation,” he says.

Rebel Business School is available free of charge to participants, through sponsorship and funding from Doncaster Council and Business Doncaster.

Free places can be booked via the Rebel Business School website:

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