Society has misconceptions of who and what an entrepreneur is and often to our own detriment.
The media has introduced us to the expressions "tenderpreneurs" and "culturapreneurs" but these expressions are wrong!
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Should your group have problems to raise the money for this course, we urge you to use this seemingly adverse situation to become entrepreneurial.
Let the group collectively plan and execute fundraising actions. Experience has taught us that a strategy like this will exponentially increase the value of the course for your group. Before they explicitly learn about an entrepreneur, a fundraising action will unknowingly immerse them in the world of an entrepreneur and the course will become a way of formalising and ordering their experience.
Here is a short video on the church bazaar to spark your imagination.
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Yes definitely! The course is designed to make it effortlessly to facilitate. All actions, materials needed and even the time frames are provided. We suggest that you study the facilitator notes in preparation, the rest will be self explanatory.
As we make use of real-life stories and case studies this course is suited for a diverse audience from absolute novice or non entrepreneurs to more advance entrepreneurs. Regardless your level of competency you can learn from the experiences of others. These stories are inspirational and selected for their great diversity.
We have had feedback from a family with children in primary school who have done this course and the children were captivate by the course material. We however suggest that your group be slightly older; say from grade 10 upwards.
No. We believe that to start with a business plan will be to put the horse before the cart. The single aspect that set an entrepreneur apart is the person of the entrepreneur. This is where the magic begins, with the thought patterns, attitudes and perseverance of the entrepreneur, and this is what we focus on. We believe that a business plan is a secondary skill - and one we have seen that entrepreneurs can easily acquire once they are motivated for a venture. To be able to see opportunities however, where other people cannot see them and to have the skills and emotional strength to make this opportunity a reality, is far more challenging.
In a later course we talk about a business plan.
Yes certainly. Learning form real-life examples and from different perspectives can always provide insight even if you do not agree with everything.