EVERY entrepreneur in Northern Ireland is to be offered access to a free online business support service following a major deal agreed by all 11 of its county councils.
Rebel on Demand, a ‘Netflix style’ support service for small businesses, is now available to everyone who is either running their own enterprise or thinking of starting up.
The service contains scores of videos and articles, offering free and impartial advice on topics such as starting up without debt, making sales and increasing confidence and motivation.
The on demand platform also allows users to tailor their learning journey and record progress, and it also offers ‘next step’ advice through automation.
It is the latest product from the Rebel Business School which, earlier this year, won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity.
Rebel Business School co-founder and CEO Simon Paine says Rebel on Demand is designed for people with busy lives who want and expect everything to be a click away.
“People are very busy and everyone expects services to be on demand 24/7.
“So business support needs to take lessons from the likes of Netflix. The difference is we don’t have a subscription fee and we never will.”
Mr Paine says he wants to see brighter days in Northern Ireland.
“We know that Northern Ireland has had a hard 18 months due to the pandemic and there are a lot of big economic issues to work on.
“So we want to play a part in its recovery, encouraging people to start up and helping them to grow.”
Rebel Business School was founded in 2010 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine and helps people from all walks of life to start their own businesses.
Its mission is to change the way entrepreneurship is taught across the world.
It has educated over 11,000 people in seven different countries through free events and helped launch 805 businesses in 2020 alone.
In 2021, the company won a Queen’s Award in the Promoting Opportunity category and its work has been backed by organisations including Google, Henley Business School and the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Rebel Business School is the best business advice that money can’t buy – all of its events are free.
n To access Rebel on Demand for free, visit: therebelschool.com/ondemand/