Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October Activity

Hi all,
Today you will receive an email asking you to complete your registration by reviewing and accepting the Terms and Conditions (Ts&Cs) of the programme. Ts&Cs are a standard part of any business and you will learn more about them in your programme.

Put simply, they are the rules of the programme. We have also developed a privacy statement which lets you know that any information we have about you will be kept confidential. This is an assurance that many people look for before entering data online.

In the email there will also be a link to a short survey we are conducting re the Blue Sky Day at the Brandon. We want your feedback so that we can be sure that future get togethers are as fun and as informative as possible.

Please complete the registration and the survey as soon as possible. Anyone who has not completed the survey by month end will be unable to continue into the awards programme or receive a certificate of completion at the end of the programme.

Please reply to this message with any questions or concerns you may have.

And finally remember "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't you are right" success is about attitude.

Monday, October 8, 2007

New Ideas

We are beginning to hear of some great ideas already. Thank you letting us know what you are up to. Keep the information flowing. It is looking like we will have some really interesting projects in January.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Blue Sky Day Photo Gallery

Hi all,
Thanks for attending the Blue Sky Day. Feedback so far has been very good but we want more of it. Please tell us what you thought, what was great, what could have been better, who was your favourite speaker, what did you learn........whatever you have to say, we are listening.

Take a look at some of the photos from the day. Maybe you are in one. By now you are hopefully getting into your programmes at school. The theory is important but remember being a successful entrepreneur is about what you do and not what you think.
Have fun!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Registering on the Website

All students should complete the registration form on the site. If your school is not mentioned on the drop down menu enter it in the next section.
We are asking all students to enter a password (which they can remember), this password will be used later in the year when students submit a business plan for the awards section.

You will know your registration has been successful once you receive a confirmation notice on the site and a follow on email thanking you for registering. If you did not receive the confirmation notice please go through the registration process again.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Count Down to Launch

The Team are working hard on concluding the schedule for the Blue Sky Day on Sept 18th. This promises to be an incredible day for all involved. Members of the public are asking if they can also come and listen to the speakers we have lined up.
We are OK with that but the front row seats will be held for tomorrows leaders. We begin the media launch at months end so prepare to hear a lot more about what is happening. As usual, by logging on to the web site you will be the first to know.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Young Entrepreneur Fundamentals

The ABC of Entrepreneurship

A: Abilities and Skillset of the Entrepreneur and Business Team

B: Business Idea Generation, Development and Strategic Plan

C: Cash Flow Requirements and Projections

The ABC Entrepreneurial Skills Framework shows the personal capacity and traits both of the entrepreneur and business team required to start up and run a small business. Teaching materials have also been developed with a focus on application of alternative pedagogies and assessment techniques to help develop entrepreneurial skills to promote business start ups.

The Student Entrepreneurship Programme

This initiative provides student and teaching materials, to foster entrepreneurship within the second and third level educational sectors in Kerry. A model is presented as a framework to contextualise the business start up process and outline the range of support required for curriculum development. This uniqueness of this programme is attributed to the active involvement of key regional entrepreneurs in its design, implementation and evaluation.