Tycoon In Schools

We’ve never entered anyone for any business competition, at least to the best of my knowledge. This year, though, one valiant Y13 has taken the bait; he’s going it alone, but seems very determined. We’ve just spent the last 90 minutes finalising his business plan submission for the Tycoon In Schools competition, and (apart from a moment or two where cash-flow and profit got hideously tangled) I’m impressed with what he’s planned so far. He’s been on the phone to suppliers, negotiated discounts, organised production schedules and done market research. He’s learning a lot from the process, and the competition hasn’t even started yet!

Next week’s challenge is to get teams signed up and ready for the ifs Student Investor Challenge. I’m not going to think about BASE just yet: that’s a project for next half-term…

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