UDC partners with award-winning business school to support residents in getting their ideas off the ground

Uttlesford District Council has partnered with Rebel Business School to give residents access to the information, inspiration and practical help they need to get their business idea up and running.

The Rebel Business School is an award-winning business course that offers practical ways to run a business, regardless of where you're at on your journey - if you are already established, it will cover how to adapt and be more resilient during times of change; if you are a beginner, it will show you the basics to get started. 

The course is available as a series of free videos which are available on demand for Uttlesford residents. They can be accessed 24/7 so people can fit them in around childcare, work or education commitments.

Whether you want to make money doing something that you love, are facing redundancy as the furlough scheme comes to an end, or simply have a great idea but worried about needing money to get started, this is the course for you.

Simon Paine, Rebel Business School co-founder and CEO, said: "There is 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."

Cllr Neil Reeve, the council's Portfolio Holder for the Economy, Investment and Corporate Strategy, said: "Lockdown has given lots of people, including those on furlough, an opportunity to explore business ideas that perhaps only seemed like pipe dreams before. We have seen a rise in local people pursuing hobbies and passions and realising they can make money from them which has been a lifeline over the past year. 

"The videos created by the Rebel Business School will help give not only lockdown entrepreneurs but anyone wishing to start a business the confidence to take their vision to the next level."

8 June 2021