Enterprise-in-a-Box

A start-up toolkit for budding social entrepreneurs that puts enterprise education into practice

Format

2 x 100 minute sessions 1 week apart

Target Group

16-25 year olds

Group Size

12-30 young people

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Content

Our experts give young people the practical experience of running their own social enterprise by teaching them how to sell exclusive ethical products in their community. They work as a team, gain presentation, customer service and communication skills and learn how to identify their target audience, advertise, price, monitor cash flow and plan ahead.

The programme is split into two phases:

  • Session 1: We introduce the concept of social enterprise and get participants to practice pitching and selling. In teams, they identify a target audience, form a business plan, set prices, analyse risk and rewards using SWOT analysis. There is a focus on teamwork and identifying different roles and responsibilities involved in planning and executing their project over the next week.
  • Session 2: Participants present the results of their project and share experiences and what they have learned over the week. They are encouraged to reflect and identify the skills they have used. With 14+/KS4 we explore employability and consider how the skills they have gained can be used in various work based environments.
MyBnk - Enterprise Education - Our Work - Enterprise-in-a-Box - In action

This enterprise education challenge is suited to a range of young people. Age and knowledge base will determine the depth of detail we go in to. The programme links to various Enterprise modules in the Business Studies curriculum at GCSE level.

MyBnk - Our Work - Enterprise Education - Enterprise-in-a-Box
MyBnk - Our Work - Enterprise Education - Enterprise-in-a-Box - In colleges
MyBnk Cancellation Policy: Cancellations and changes made to scheduled deliveries incur costs to MyBnk. Any changes made less than two weeks in advance will result in a £100 or, if less than three working days, £250 charge per MyBnk trainer. Full Terms & Conditions here.

Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops pack a BIG punch!

"It makes maths real!" Improving teens numeracy skills by understanding investment

“My Mind Has Been Blown!" - Shannon, 8, opens her first bank account and starts her savings journey

"Learning to live independently taught me I had worth" Leaving care and dodging bankruptcy

Impact After Our Programmes

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Increase in those being able to create a profit forecast

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Profits made from average £19 MyBnk enterprise loan

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Increase in those understanding what social enterprise is

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".

Laura Mattson

Quality & Training Manager

"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)

Emily Weldin

Education Officer

"If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy."

Rammiza Akhtar

Education Officer

"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]

Wendy Grace

Education Delivery Manager

“Don’t just make money, make a difference”.

Sarah Kirby

Regional Education Officer - North West

Andreu Quintana

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Gemma Orr

Regional Partnership Manager Scotland

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Delivery Manager South

"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".

Jade Jennings

Partnership Manager

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” Bob Marley

Lisa Brown

Programme Coordinator

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” - Dave Ramsey

Barry Challis

Office and IT Administrator

“The best things in life are free".

Linda De Abreu

Finance & HR Officer