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Jr. Entrepreneur Challenge

Learn about business by designing a product and starting your very own e-commerce store!

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Ages
10 - 13

Course Overview

Over one semester (18 sessions), each young entrepreneur will design a product and launch their very own online store. This course is designed to be fun and inspiring, while helping students develop confidence, and valuable skills in communication, strategic thinking and organisation.

 

The students will come away with a product they've designed, a website they manage, a compelling sales pitch and real sales! It's the ultimate business experience for pre-teens who have outgrown the lemonade stand.

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REAL PAST
STUDENT PRODUCTS!

The Student Experience

Design
a product

1

Order your product

2

Create a website

3

Sell your product

4

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Your Jr Entrepreneur Coach

Hey, I'm Mel!

 

I'm a qualified primary school teacher and a Certified Entrepreneurial Mindset Practitioner. 

 

I love watching the students in this program develop their confidence, empathy, resilience and communication. 

 

Outside of running the Jr Entrepreneur Challenge, I run my own business contracting my services as a Social Media & Marketing and Mindset coach & consultant. 

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Mel

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Putting ideas into practice every class

Each session follows a 5-step cycle designed to expose students to knew ideas and immediately give them the opportunity to apply those ideas themselves after class.

Developing soft skills for their future

We provide structured and personalised ways to develop soft skills. Students will actively participate in real-world projects to practice and acquire the essential skills they need for the future.

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Course Details

Week

Lesson Outcomes

Skills Developed

1. Design Your Product

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2

3

4

5

6

Getting to know your audience other

Sketching your design ideas

Preparing to ask others for feedback

Getting feedback from each other

Iterating on your design

Preparing a print-ready design file

  • Confidence

  • Communication

  • Giving Feedback

Focus Area

Week

Lesson Outcomes

Skills Developed

2. Manufacture your product

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8

9

Exploring different production options

Understanding pricing, cost and profit

Submitting your design proof

  • Empathy

  • Rapid Prototyping

  • Handling Feedback

  • Incorporating Feedback

Focus Area

Week

Lesson Outcomes

Skills Developed

3. Create an online store

10

11

12

13

Branding your business

Writing the copy for your website

Creating your own Wix website #1

Creating your own Wix website #2

  • Self Management

  • Digital Literacy

Focus Area

Week

Lesson Outcomes

Skills Developed

4. Sell your products

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15

16

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18

Understanding sales fundamentals

Exploring sales strategies and funnels

Creating marketing and sales materials

Executing on your sales strategy

Planning for the future of your business

  • Digital Literacy

  • Written Communication

  • Arithmetic

Focus Area

This Program is For You If...

We only take a small number of students for the Jr Entrepreneur Challenge and want to bring in the families who will enthusiastically participate in the program to get the most out of it. As such, we've put together a quick guide to help you decide if the Jr Entrepreneur Challenge is for you!

For You

Not For You

Your child is excited about the idea of starting a business and will enjoy designing their own product and brand.

Having someone ‘babysit’ your child for a session each week is your primary motivation for enrolling.

You are excited to talk with your child about their product ideas, marketing strategy and business finances.

You aren't going to read our before and after class emails.

You are willing to attach a credit card to your child's drop shipping account OR pay $12 - 27 for the first batch of your child's products. (More info).

You aren't willing to keep your child accountable to weekly assignments.

Your child isn't excited about the idea of business or entrepreneurship

You are willing to help your child set up the necessary internet accounts and, if applicable, are responsible for the account costs (payment not required).

You are willing to watch tutorial videos or reach out for support if you or your child have issues with any of the weekly assignments before the next session.

Join Our Next Challenge

We run the Jr Entrepreneur Challenge periodically but we're always gathering interest, so if you'd like to be involved in our next cohort, fill out the following form and we'll be in touch shortly!

Thanks for your interest!