A business school for the rebels is calling for applicants

Publish Date : 10 Aug 2022
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The Rebel Business School will deliver 20 free workshops designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools they need to start their own business over ten days in September.

Topics include building a website for free, business structure and compliance, social media and marketing, and how to start a business with no money. The course does away with traditional thinking by replacing business plans with actionable, no-cost steps.

Puketāpapa and Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Boards and Tātaki Auckland Unlimited have partnered with the Ministry of Social Development to bring the Rebel Business School Aotearoa to East/Central Auckland as part of its economic and social development initiative in the wake of COVID-19.

“Small business is really important to the New Zealand economy - 97% of New Zealand businesses employ up to 20 people and this represents 60% of all jobs in New Zealand. We actively encourage people to make that step of getting on their small business journey and attend the Rebel Business School,” says Amanda Nicolle, National Manager Industry Partnerships for the Ministry of Social Development.

The Rebel Business School was brought to New Zealand from the UK in 2017 by Tony Henderson-Newport. The first course ran in Porirua in October 2017 and has now been held in various centres and regions throughout the country.

Henderson-Newport says, “10 days is a big commitment for people who may already lead busy lives. The programme is supportive of anyone who would like to make progress on their entrepreneurship journey. So, I encourage people to apply even if they may not be able to attend the full 20 workshops.”

So far over 1,400 participants have attended the programme and formed a vast array of product and service-related businesses in a number of different industries including retail, food, craft, service consulting and many more.

Budding entrepreneurs living or working in East/Central Auckland will have the opportunity to attend a free ten-day business course from 5-16 September.

Register here. Facebook event here.

More information is available here

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