As an entrepreneur and mentor, I am extremely passionate about sharing the many skills, experiences and lessons I have learnt, had and developed on my entrepreneurial journey. I currently run 2 creative businesses, have written an eBook, have had my products sold out with a major online retailer as well as with boutiques in and around London, have been featured in press and much more. I started out on my business journey as a young adult and one thing I often say to myself is “I wish I had been able to start younger! I wish I knew what I know now, earlier on in life!”
In today’s world, it is extremely important to know how to generate multiple streams of income, how to be resourceful, creative, bold, think outside of the box, make lemons into lemonade! This is not only important for our personal lives, but also for the lives those around us. Children are being taught many valuable lessons in school, but are rarely taught about the benefits and fundamentals of turning an idea, hobby or passion into something that could have monetary gain and potentially go on to earning them a living, as well as providing opportunities for others and having great benefits to our economy. I have personally experienced this myself. You can read more about this here.
This course is great for boosting confidence, as well as preparing children and young people for the world of work and business and the many issues that come with it, which include:
- The importance of planning – including a planning strategy
- Profit & Loss calculations
- Developing selling skills
- How to market your product or service
- The importance and positive impacts of thinking outside the box
- Dealing with rejection
- …And much more!
Please check the curriculum tab to see what is covered in more detail. Some of the lessons can also be previewed.
I have been in the business of creative education for over a decade and for the past two years I have been teaching entrepreneurial workshops to children, young people and adults in schools and centres nationwide. We have had great feedback from children in years 5 & 6 who we have run a “Kidpreneurs’ Club”
for at primary schools, as well as young people aged 13 – 19 years old who we have facilitated workshops for. Many have found it insightful, interesting and motivating.
Throughout this course I draw on my own startup experiences as detailed in my 5 star-rated eBook “Starting From the Bottom Up” which can be found here
You will also receive a free copy of the eBook with this course.
The course consists of lessons, quizzes, exercises and challenges, making for an interesting and insightful learning experience for students. It also promotes the importance of education and how it plays a vital role in our future choices and work life.
Parents sometimes ask if their child will gain a qualification with this course. In business, true qualification is self-qualification: the ability to put what you learn into practice and bring your ideas to life! That said, students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion!
Once purchased, students will have up to 6 weeks to complete the course.
Introduction and Finding Your Passion
A little bit about myself, the course creator and how my own entrepreneurial experiences have inspired this course. Then onto talking about passion and doing what you love!
The importance of planning, your reasons "why" and basics, such as business name and target customer. A planning table is also included, to help layout plans clearly
The importance of being able to promote and sell your idea to others, including an exercise to help boost selling confidence!
A marketing multiple choice quiz, followed by tips on some of the various marketing methods used by companies and a tagline guessing exercise
To Profit or Not to Profit
Learning the basic P&L formula and going through some scenarios to put our knowledge of this formula into practice!
Getting started with what you have and using initiative in order to grow!
Feedback, Setbacks and Rejection
The importance of customer feedback and how to deal with rejection and "failure"
End of Course Quiz and Overview
Rounding up with education appreciation and a quiz to see just how much you've learnt throughout the course!