Individuals who are exploring the idea of creating their own business in Northern Ireland are to be offered access to a free online business bitesize support service following an agreement by all 11 of its local councils, which includes residents from the Newry Mourne and Down District Council area.
Rebel on Demand, an online support service for people who are exploring the idea of setting up their own business, is now available to everyone who is 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.
Rebel on Demand is the first step in considering a future in Entrepreneurship, by helping you formulate an idea that you are passionate about. Once you have found and developed your creative spark and have considered it as a viable career path you can develop and explore it in detail with the Council’s Go For It programme with your local Enterprise Agency.
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. 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, encouraging people to start up and contribute to the economic recovery.”
Chair of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Cathy Mason, said “the online business support service will help potential entrepreneurs with the information, inspiration and practical help needed to get their business idea up and running. We want to support all of our residents and local businesses to come out of the pandemic resilient and ensure there are opportunities for everyone.”
For full details on the online business support programme and more information on how to access the online business support available, visit https://www.newrymournedown.org/rebel-on-demand