Impact

The power of inclusive enterprise

This isn’t just about pandemic recovery; the world is changing so fast. The world of work is changing, jobs are disappearing and the economic and emotional wellbeing of millions of people is in jeopardy.

It has never been more important to empower people to start a business.

Enterprise has the potential to solve some of our most pressing problems in society. By giving people the education, conditions, and support to create their own income, people’s lives can be transformed with a new sense of purpose.

But for this to happen, we have to change how it’s taught. Traditional approaches of business plans and loans to help people start-up, make owning a business an exclusive club. What if you don’t have access to finance or your business idea isn’t high growth potential? What if your life circumstances, education or lack of experience makes business harder for you to get going?

Do you want to have impact with your audience?

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Our methodology and approach is designed to remove the biggest barriers people face when they start a business: fear, money and the practicalities of what to do and how to do it.

We love working with people who want to make a difference. If you work for an organisation that wants to have impact, we’d love to hear from you

What happens when the Rebel Business School show up?

Social impact

Whilst a third of our attendees make their first sale during the course and a further third go onto launch a business, our approach is much more than start-up training. We build the confidence, self-efficacy and skill of the people who attend so that they feel better equipped to have a go at something and test their ideas. Some decide to get a job rather than start a business and others aren’t ready, but we give them the skills and knowledge that they can use when the time is right for them.

*This is the typical social impact of our events taken from our work in the London Borough of Barnet. If you’d like to see the full report click here.

Many of our participants describe our course as ‘life-changing’ and their experiences carry over to their families too.

Economic impact

For every £1 spent with us, we deliver £48 of value back to the local economy which is as much about reducing benefit-dependency as it is generating tax contribution and job creation.

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*This is the typical economic impact of our events taken from our work in the London Borough of Barnet. If you’d like to see the full report click here.

We make business possible for anyone and everyone.

Gender

73% female, 26% male & 1% other

Age

16-25 9%, 26-39 34%, 40-49 30%, 50-59 22%, 60+ 5%

Ethnicity

Asian/ Asian British 14%, Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British 31%, Mixed/ Multiple ethnic groups 8%, White 35%, Other 12%

To find our how we do it click here.

Community impact

All of our events are completely free to attend because of our sponsorship model and everyone is welcome to join. Our events attract people from across the spectrum of business; from the complete beginner (pre-start), to people who need help starting, through to established businesses who are struggling.

We have become the experts in inclusive enterprise.

It wouldn’t be unusual during our courses, to find someone who is long-term unemployed working with a senior leader from a corporate organisation who is changing their career. Our oldest participant was 83 and our youngest was 13. On average, 70% of our audience are female and we’ve had 45% of attendees from black and minority ethnic groups.

We love working with people who want to make a difference. If you work for an organisation that wants to have impact, we’d love to hear from you

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How much impact can one project have?

Each year, we pull together all the events we’ve run in all of the communities around the world and measure how much we’ve been able to achieve. We had some amazing success in 2020, helping some fantastic businesses and engaging thousands of people in multiple communities. We couldn’t have done it without our incredible partners.

To see the full report, click the button below.