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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

Celebrating the Movers & Shakers: Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

The United Nations (UN) has declared 27th June to be Micro, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSMEs) in recognition of their role in sustainable development. The UN reports that MSMEs makeup over 90% of all firms and account on average … Continue reading

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5 top tips for coming up with a great business idea

The beauty of the School Enterprise Challenge is that participants are welcome to set up any kind of business they desire. Students are encouraged to look at the resources already available around them at their school and to think of … Continue reading

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Student experience: The benefits of taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge

Taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge can be a life-changing experience for many. By being part of a school business, students get the chance to learn essential life skills in a non-traditional way: learning through doing. Here, two member of … Continue reading

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“Persistence is key”: 2017 prize winners share their experience

Oasis de Esperanza School in Nicaragua have been taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge since 2013. Over the years they’ve established a successful handicrafts and jewellery business and in 2017 they won the Americas Regional Prize at Annual Report … Continue reading

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School Enterprise Challenge 2017 prize winners announced!

2017 was another incredibly successful year with over 80,000 students from 6,000 schools around the world involved in school businesses! From organic vegetable farming in India to a talent identification and development agency in Zimbabwe, young entrepreneurs have been busy … Continue reading

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

“Every big business in this world was started by an entrepreneur — and small businesses are the ones creating the jobs, innovating and making life better for everybody.” – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. From the 13th to the 19th … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child 2017

“Without progress for girls, there can be no real progress.” – Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women. On Wednesday 11th October 2017 the School Enterprise Challenge community is proud to be celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. In … Continue reading

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