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Young Enterprise success

Updated: Sep 17, 2018

Lower Sixth team through to next round.

In October 2017, the young enterprise program was introduced to the Lower Sixth year group by Mr Tong. This program is intended to teach students how to set up and run a business and has helped to develop some vital entrepreneurial skills, including how to cope in a high pressure environment. Nine students decided to launch a tutoring business. Within the first month we had created a simple but scalable business model called ‘One2One’, a tutoring business based upon our ethos of ‘students supporting students’. Our tutoring started in earnest in early December, and since then the company has steadily grown. We have now got over 20 clients on our books and have completed over 130 hours of tutoring. Throughout the process, the team has learned some valuable lessons that will almost certainly serve us well for our working lives. In order to maintain the level of professionalism needed for success in the competition, we organise weekly meetings with a board of directors. This is where we discuss the latest developments and improvements required to make the company successful. It also helps us prepare for the various rounds of the competition itself. Having negotiated the first round of the competition in March 21 at the HAVAS building in Kings Cross against teams from other South London boroughs, we were put forward to take on the winners from other parts of Central London at the offices of BLP solicitors on London Bridge.

Grace (lower sixth)