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Since its launch at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, Rebellious Business has seen over £45,000 in sales and has over 400 new members from a wide range of industries.
With many people turning to online courses and coaches to keep themselves sane, this online Rebellious community allows members to get to know each other, offering a network of support and collaboration that has proved crucial during these unprecedented times.
The innovative founder of Rebellious Business, Cordelia Kate said: “A couple of weeks before lockdown, all of the networking groups and the big conferences were being cancelled, so I decided to start Rebellious Business and The Rebellious Network to keep business owners connected through the coming months of social distancing. My premise was that social distancing does NOT mean social disconnection.”
The seamless launch of the business was due to Cordelia’s experience running online webinars and coaching for many years. She continues: “I only advertised it for 3 days on social media and we had 20 businesses respond to our first call. Since then, the community has grown to over 400 businesses and we are still growing rapidly month on month.” Cordelia knows that the business will continue to grow even when the pandemic has eased. The network is free to join and is open and inclusive to all business owners in the service-based/expert industry who wish to become a member.
Despite the struggles that the pandemic has placed on businesses, Rebellious Business members have be able to continue to source clients from inside the network and use the Facebook group to promote their business.
Rebellious in business is about being the most wild and extreme version of yourself as a business owner. Rebellious Business believes YOU are the major USP your online business has! The fastest way to build a brand, attract followers and gain clients is to let them know, like and trust you.
The Rebellious Business Network takes pride in being a genuine online community whose members communicate with each other to foster useful learning.
Recognising that there has been an incredible shift in which online business will be considered the new normal, Cordelia has thrived by going above and beyond to help people run successful online businesses.
She says: "We have all sorts of business owners from graphic designers to yoga teachers and everything in-between. Alongside the fun networking and collaborating, we have a Spotlight speaker to bring our networkers some tactical tricks and tips for their businesses.” These speakers vary each week, with previous examples being a LinkedIn specialist, PR Guru, a camera confidence coach and a digital marketing specialist.
With many of their networkers describing The Rebellious Business Network as a mid-week pick-me-up, Cordelia has undoubtedly provided a silver lining amongst a strange and tough time.
If you are interested in expert help for running a successful business online, join The Rebellious Business Network at join.rebelliousbusiness.com/network - The Rebellious Business Network
Cordelia Kate Biography
Cordelia Kate is founder of Rebellious Business. Her extensive experience in business, entrepreneurial flair and human understanding is the foundation on which the Rebellious Business Network was born, and that: “social distancing DOES NOT mean social disconnection”.
Rebellious means being wildly authentic: the wildest, most extreme VERSION of you. Rebellious Business’ ethos therefore is believing that you are the USP of your business and you are building the whole business on the basis of “community over competition”; people can take your ideas but they can’t take YOU. Being a Rebellious Entrepreneur is going against the grain, it’s being the wildest most extreme version of you, it’s levelling up and starting to really take your business into a new realm by using world class marketing techniques that magnetise your dream clients into your space.
Rebellious Business is a radical new international business concept bringing together networking, bootcamps, community learning, coaching, collaboration, events and 1:1 relationships on and offline.
She has created a network of over 400 organisations which allows members to support and learn from each other, Cordelia’s aim is to build a global vibrant community of like-minded business owners.
Previously, Cordelia who had always dreamt of using her empathy and compassion to help people, saw her leave waitressing and become a healthcare assistant on the Bone Infection Unit. Subsequent to this, she completed her Nursing Diploma and worked as a registered nurse on the Surgical Emergency Unit – this was quite the feat, as Cordelia left school at the age of 13, and without any formal education, she had to carry out her Diploma via an access course.
While Cordelia loved nursing, the passion she has for business and connection meant launching Rebellious Business at the start of lockdown. She now works fulltime on the business.
Rebellious Business allows her to still help people while improving their lives.
In addition to founding Rebellious Business, she has been running successful online webinars for 2½ years in her capacity as an online business coach. Cordelia is also an ambassador for Mentors.com, which is an online business education company with around 4,000 members. This saw her giving more back to the business community by teaching online lessons in business strategy to budding entrepreneurs.
Her work with Mentors.com and her commitment to helping people succeed in business then saw Cordelia be asked to join the Mentors.com board. This allowed her role to develop further and she now supports its members on business strategy and systems. To further advance her career in this area, Cordelia completed her Mastercoach course and became an accredited Master of Coaching.
Ever the entrepreneur, Cordelia also ran Toyride. A company that sold toy cars online and gave her a great grounding in the nuances of e-commerce.
Cordelia worked as a full-time waitress in the prestigious Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill restaurant. Her talents were soon recognised and she became an ambassador for the company. Her success in this ambassadorial role then led her to become an in-store trainer for Loch Fyne at the tender age of just 17. This allowed Cordelia to not only hone her managerial skills but also gain valuable experience of working at a high level for a top brand.
By the age of 18, Cordelia's success at Loch Fyne then saw her asked to work at top chef Jamie Oliver's new flagship restaurant. This enabled her to become a key part of the opening team and gave her the opportunity to receive training from Jamie Oliver directly and also highly respected Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo.
In her personal life, Cordelia has three children and enjoys travelling, attending live events, listening to chilled house music, sampling world foods and watching crime thrillers.
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