The School Enterprise Challenge Team Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014!

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, and this year’s focus is on making new contacts. In celebration, everyone at The School Enterprise Challenge is busy getting connected, and you too can get involved with our mini-competition to GET CONNECTED!

Handshake SelfieMarie and Beth got connected at the Teach A Man To Fish office where we run the School Enterprise Challenge. Here they are participating in Global Entrepreneurship Weeks ‘handshake selfie’. Marie has a degree in design and Beth knows someone who is looking for a qualified designer to support their local business! A win-win solution for everyone!

Getting connected and having the confidence to network and ask for support are key skills for any budding entrepreneur.

What are you going to do to Get Connected?

You can get involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week through our mini-competition. Our competition is aimed at encouraging you to make new contacts, and get connected in a number of ways. You can:

  1. Get connected through social media
  2. Get connected with your local community
  3. Get connected with local businesses

This competition will help you to build new contacts and share experiences, achievements and barriers to success. Knowing where to find support for your business when you need it is a very important skill.

Students at Eleven Green Club coming together to encourage and support other schools to talk about the environment.

Two of our most recent School Enterprise Challenge blog winners, Eleven Green Club in Indonesia and Udaan – Creating Identity in India, have been getting connected online, through Facebook, as well as  through their online blogs:

http://elevengreenclub.wordpress.com/

http://khmsudaan.blogspot.in/

Eleven Green Club has been making new contacts with other local enterprising schools and businesses, sharing stories about their environmental work and helping others to follow their work.

Students at UDAAN participating in events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. Students talked about previous students who had gone on to set up their own businesses!

Whilst Udaan – Creating Identity has held a creative discussion on the importance of entrepreneurial skills and starting your own business, sharing a few successful case studies of students who started their business when they were in college.

These are just some of the ways you can get connected this week and in the future.

We want you to get connected and join our competition. Whether you are getting connected to other enterprising schools through social media, local business or your local community let us know what it is you are doing to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week!! We will showcase some of the most innovative ways of Getting Connected on our social media so you get even more positive coverage for your school business!

All School Enterprise Challenge participants have been sent an EXCLUSIVE Global Entrepreneurship Week guide. Check your email NOW for details on how to enter our mini competition! You can also email info@schoolenterprisechallenge.org for more information. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page and will receive a School Enterprise Challenge certificate!

So what are you waiting for Join us and GET CONNECTED TODAY!

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About School Enterprise Challenge

The School Enterprise Challenge is a global awards programme for schools to establish innovative school-based businesses. Our easy-to-use resources help students and teachers to plan, set up and run their very own business at their school. As well as generating extra income for the school, students get to enjoy a real, hands-on entrepreneurial experience and develop essential life skills on the way. All schools (primary, secondary and vocational) from all countries are welcome to take part for FREE! To find out more and register for the School Enterprise Challenge 2017, visit the website: www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org
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