Free business school coming to Bridgend

An award-winning business school is coming to Bridgend County Borough next week which offers free support to entrepreneurs of the future.

Rebel Business School, in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council, will be delivering their popular course at Halo Life Centre from the 21-25 March 2022.

The free course, which is part of the local authority’s Elevate and Prosper project, will help local start-ups throughout the county borough to get their ideas off the ground and existing businesses to grow.

A spokesperson for Rebel Business School said: “Since 2011, our courses have been showing a new way of thinking and practical ways to get your business idea off the ground.

“With over 11,000 ‘rebels’ helped so far and the recent honour of winning The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity – we’re proving that business has changed and needs to be taught differently.

“Whether you are at the beginning of your journey, already established business or building your side hustle, our course will give you the information, inspiration and practical advice you need.”

Each day runs from 10am-3pm and covers topics including how to start a business for free, sales and marketing, how to build a website with no money, finding customers on social media and the Rebel guide to the legal stuff.

Cllr Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This five-day course offers a brilliant opportunity for any budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners to get the information and knowledge they need to grow and thrive.

“I would encourage anyone who has dreamt of making their passion a business, and those who have started out but need a bit of help to really get off the ground to take advantage of this free event.”

A free place on the course can be booked on the Rebel Business School website.

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.