Program Duration: 8 weeks
Program Overview: The Young Entrepreneurs' Adventure is an immersive entrepreneurship program designed to introduce youth and young adults to the exciting world of business. Through interactive activities, games, and real-world projects, participants will learn fundamental business concepts, develop critical thinking skills, and foster an entrepreneurial mindset. The program aims to inspire creativity, innovation, and a sense of initiative in young minds.
Week 1: Discovering Entrepreneurship - Introduction to entrepreneurship: What is entrepreneurship, and why is it important? - Exploring successful child entrepreneurs: Case studies and inspiring stories. - Identifying personal strengths and interests: Finding potential business ideas.
Week 2: From Idea to Action - Nurturing creativity: Brainstorming techniques and idea generation. - Market research: Understanding customer needs and preferences. - Product/service development: Prototyping and refining ideas.
Week 3: The Business Plan - Introduction to business planning: Key components and structure. - Financial literacy: Basic concepts of revenue, costs, and profit. - Developing a business model canvas: Visualizing the business idea. What's your why? - Explore your vision and mission.
Week 4: Marketing and Branding - Understanding target markets: Segmenting customers and identifying niches. - Creating a brand: Logo design, taglines, and brand positioning. - Promoting the business: Marketing strategies and digital presence.
Week 5: Money Matters - Financial management: Budgeting, saving, and understanding cash flow. - Pricing strategies: Cost analysis, pricing models, and profit margins. - Funding options: Exploring avenues for raising capital.
Week 6: Customer Service and Sales - Importance of customer service: Building strong relationships and loyalty. - Sales techniques and negotiation skills: Effective communication and persuasion. - Role-playing exercises: Simulating sales scenarios.
Week 7: Business Operations and Logistics - Supply chain management: Sourcing, production, and distribution. - Inventory management: Stock control, ordering, and optimization. - Teamwork and delegation: Understanding roles and responsibilities.
Week 8: Entrepreneurship Showcase - Finalizing business plans: Polishing and presenting ideas. - Entrepreneurship fair: Setting up booths to showcase products/services. - Graduation ceremony: Celebrating achievements and recognizing participants.
Throughout the program, guest speakers from the local business community can be invited to share their experiences and provide insights. Field trips to local businesses and entrepreneurial hubs can also be organized to offer practical exposure to various industries.
At the end of our sessions we will be collecting all business plans and at our boards AGM we will be voting on one of the eligible businesses project that will be awarded a start up grant by our Foundation. We are excited to host our first pilot program and we couldn`t have done it without the support of all of you, so thank you!
The facilitators who will be running different aspects of the program range from CEOs of companies, real estate developers, financial advisors and professional public speakers. We want to give our participants the best possible experience so we have collaborated with some of the best in the industry. Facilitators profile will be available shortly.
We will be partnering with local and worldwide organizations who already run different programs for youth throughout our community.
We are always looking to network with individuals and businesses in our community. If you would like to contact us directly about sponsorship or any other opportunities please contact us directly at 604-446-2444 or Director@infiniteexpansionfoundation.ca. We are able to write charitable donation receipt to individuals and businesses.
A file has been submitted to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for both our youth and adult program.