Friday 14 March 2014

Young Entrepreneurs Learn at Market

Pontefract Market in the UK trades 6 days per week and they recently introduced an “incubation” arrangement for local college students looking to test their creative design and business skills in the real world.

The students from Wakefield College spent a month creating a number of handmade products including bird boxes, wine bottle holders, occasion cards, and scented candles. They had to come up with a business plan for their stall and were able to test the often harsh world of customer reaction to retail goods.

This strikes us as a great idea to help fulfil QVM’s role as business incubator and hopefully of interest to Melbourne’s near city colleges with their presumably large supply of budding entrepreneurs.

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17/03/2014 15:02:46 Young Entrepreneurs Learn at Market "Hey that's a great idea, especially at this time of the year when we get a large influx of local students coming in and looking for work.  However, making products?  Not sure about that.  Doing an apprenticeship scheme of some sort - great!" Jodi