Event Reports
10 day event

Ōtorohanga

Helping people startup and make money doing what they love

Event Overview

People
18
Active attendees (3+ days)
18
Show-ups
Out of 23 Sign-ups
Average at Rebel events
Days
8.2
Average days attended
Out of 10 day course
Average at Rebel events

Where did people come from

For 10 days the Rebel Business School ran in Ōtorohanga Kiwihouse
to help people start businesses and make their own money doing what they love.

Who came to the event

27%
73%
27%
72.5%
0.5%
Average at Rebel events
Male
Female
Other

Event promotion

A huge amount of effort and work with our partners went into promoting the event and getting the message out to Ōtorohanga and the surrounding areas.

How did people hear about us?

27%
20%
16%
9%
x7%
Word of mouth
Ōtorohanga Employment Hub
Print media
Flyer
Friends/family
Rebel Business School
Ōtorohanga District Council
Work and Income

Attendance

This Rebel event had a variety of different workshops over the days we were there. But how long on average did participants stay for?

Average show-up

On average, we had 15 participants each day of the Rebel Business School course, most attended every day with some dipping in and out.
83%
17%

People stayed for

8.2
out of
10
active days
day course
82%
18%
% of our active attendees per each of 10 course days.

Employment status

20% of the people who came along to the event told us they were unemployed at the time the event started.

There was a high number (53%) of self-employed people who came to the event.

20%
Unemployed
53%
Self-employed
13%
Full-time employed
13%
Part-time employed
%
Other:

Start-ups & Sales

One of the key points on an entrepreneurs journey is the first sale. The first time you hold that $10 profit in your hand. This can turn out to be the catalyst that drives you forward to build your business.

We do everything we can to help people reach their first sale with 47% achieving this during the course!

+ 13% almost ready & 67% traded before
incl. 20% Māori businesses
incl. 50% during Trade Show

Business structure

20%
73%
7%
Company
Sole Trader
Yet to be decided

Types of businesses created

6.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
13.3%
Craft Business
20%
Retail Trade
26.7%
Accommodation and Food Services
13.3%
Human health & social work
20%
Arts, entertainment & recreations

Impact on capabilities

At the Rebel Business School we track four main figures for people before and after the event. We ask people to rate where they are on a scale of 1-10.

COVID-19 impact

20%
7%
20%
13%
40%
Being your own boss
Sensing opportunity in the market post COVID-19
The chance to be financially independent
Helped to crystallize my business idea
Other

Websites

Here are samples of the websites that were built, launched and developed over the course.

It is amazing how having a website so quickly helps people to feel that their business is more real.

13%
13%
33%
33%
8%
14.3%
28.3%
48.6%
8.8%
Average at Rebel events
Published before
Improved during
Launched during
Soon to launch
Not building

Business support

Connecting attendees to the local business ecosystem

At the Rebel Business School Aotearoa we make sure new businesses stay connected by providing awareness of business network support in specific areas as needed. These connections are all about enabling business sustainability. Being aware of the Bookkeepers Assn NZ or Business Mentors NZ, for example, can provide business input allowing the business to strengthen its foundations and/or its direction.

Daily Speakers

Requested help

33%
42%
8%
17%
Important
Maybe
Not Really
Not Important

Attendees’ feedback

We asked the participants what their Lightbulb moments were at the event. Also they left the messages for our partners and assessed our team’s efforts.