Aspire2Work workshop inspires budding entrepreneurs

27th April 2015

As part of the Aspire2Work programme, in partnership with Aspire-igen, David Guild from the Business Enterprise Fund educated students from Bowling College on the practicalities, advantages and challenges of setting up their own business.

The 16-19 year olds studying vocational qualifications at Bowling College in Bradford enjoyed an employability workshop on how to write a winning CV before David went on to run an interactive activity on what makes a business tick. Students were each given a role to play in setting up a business with allocated funds, ranging from sales to landlord, and were tasked with controlling their outgoings and income.

The workshop benefited the students greatly, with one commenting that, "I learnt how a business works and about what to do and not to do when starting my own business". 100% of students also felt they improved their problem-solving and communication skills.

The Aspire2Work team are always looking for inspiration business volunteers to take part in activities. To find out how you could get involved, contact Sophie.

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