Doncaster’s small businesses and self-employed people are to gain free support from an award-winning organisation, to help them find new opportunities in this challenging economy.
From July 4-8, anyone from across the city will be able to attend Rebel Business School’s Business Start-Up Week, in person at the Savoy Cinema complex in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.
The five free educational sessions are aimed at everyone, from those with no cash or business experience to fledgling start-ups that need guidance to keep on track.
Rebel Business School has been to Doncaster several times before and typically attracts a wide range of people including those who are unemployed, on low incomes or learning English as a second language, others already have businesses but need some inspiration or advice.
Janet Wallace, a local artist who attended a Rebel Business School course earlier in the year, said: “I had a dream to sell my art and I could see everyone else making business look easy so I couldn’t understand why it was so hard for me!
“The Rebel Business School showed me how simple business can be. I learned I didn’t need to write a business plan, I didn’t need to ask the bank for money. I just needed to create my art, share it and ask people if they wanted to buy it.
“They also taught me about taking care of my finances and budgeting; things I wish I’d been taught in school.
“If you’re on the fence about joining, I’d challenge you – what have you got to lose!? It’s a free course that will make business simple for you. Just go for it!”
Business Start-Up Week is available free of charge to participants, through sponsorship and funding from Doncaster Council, Business Doncaster, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), Innovate Doncaster and the UK Community Renewal Fund.
This event is for those living in Doncaster, with the availability of both full and pick & mix tickets to allow for flexibility in attendance. You can book a free place via the Rebel Business School website: https://therebelschool.com/doncaster/
This project is (funded/part-funded) by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.