The Enterprise Skills Project is a flexible, fully funded programme for post-16 students of any subject.

The ability to solve problems and innovate, to adapt to change and build resilience are becoming critical qualities for work in the 21st century.  We believe that these qualities have never been as important as they are today, no matter which career path students choose to take.  

The programme features three key workshops.  Through these workshops, students will think of a business idea, develop a basic business model and prepare to pitch it.


Workshop 1: Turn your passion into money!

What are you passionate about?  Is it a hobby, something related to your course, or a bit of both?  This workshop is all about exploring what you love, and how you can turn it into a business. 


Workshop 2: Will it work?

Does your idea have potential?  This workshop provides an introduction to business planning.  Students will collaborate to complete a business plan for a fictional venture, including:

  • defining the need it meets
  • its customers and competition
  • how it operates
  • marketing
  • profit & loss


Workshop 3: Pitch it!

How will you pitch your business idea?  This workshop gives students a range of practical tips for giving great presentations, including:

  • storyboarding a presentation
  • engaging the audience
  • presentation skills

Students will be invited to pitch their business ideas at a celebration event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University (date and format to be confirmed).

The programme is fully flexible and can be tailored to meet your needs.  It could help your service meet a number of Gatsby benchmarks and Ofsted requirements for careers provision.

To find out more, contact:

Andy Callard
Enterprise Coach
Sheffield Hallam University
07885 502 174



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