A national business school has held its most successful scheme to date in Milton Keynes, highlighting the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.
The council-funded programme saw almost 300 budding entrepreneurs from MK attend a specialist virtual training and development course.
The sessions, funded through the Council’s £2.25m Economic Recovery Plan, connected MK’s aspiring business owners with training specialists from The Rebel Business School (formerly Pop up Business School) who delivered a range of free courses, including website building, online marketing and building confidence.
MK Council is funding another round of training which takes place 19-30 April 2021. MK residents can register for a fully funded place by clicking here
Milton Keynes resident and recent course attendee, Natasha Brathwaite has set up her own handmade chocolate business said: “This was a perfect opportunity for me to find out what it takes to start a business. An opportunity to ask questions and learn in a safe space.”
The courses are completely free and aimed at everyone with an interest in business. There’s no experience required and no need to have an oven-ready business plan. Sessions are led by successful entrepreneurs and professionals.
Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture, Cllr Carole Baume said: “It is fantastic to see that in these challenging times, residents have stepped up with the enthusiasm and creativity to drive their ideas forward. The council is committed to supporting the local economy and I wish everyone who took part every success in the future.”