More and more schools and universities are starting entrepreneurship courses. Not surprisingly, students are flocking to these. But can entrepreneurship really be taught, like math, sciences or languages?
Biz4Teens aims to provide teenagers with a first enterprising experience. We believe being entrepreneurial is first about developing a mindset, rather about acquiring academic knowledge and skills.
In a recent article published on Entrepreneur.com, Michael Luchies, founder of TrepRep, discussed how graduating from College with a major in entrepreneurship did not teach him how to become an entrepreneur.
Instead he shared 5 tips to get an entrepreneurial education on the job:
1) Start super simple with an idea that marries your passion, your best skills and a business need. The idea can be refined later on through pivots.
2) Get on the job training by finding your first jobs in roles similar to the business idea you have in mind.
3) Get practice by performing freelancing jobs (fiverr or task rabbit) relating to your business idea. This will give you direct experience and client references. It will also teach you how to handle clients.
4) Start by working at potential competitors. You will see the mistakes first.
5) Network with everybody to get a head-start when you are ready to launch.
These tips are much aligned to what Biz4Teens is offering…
Our programme helps teenagers acquire an enterprising mindset early, with very simple business ideas. Once through our programme, teenagers can apply the approach they have learned and their thinking to bigger ideas. They can then consider whether becoming an entrepreneur.
So, it’s time to get into practice, even as a teenager! It’s never too early to start with a very basic idea… Contact us for more information or join our free trial and get going!
Here is the link to Michael Luchies’ article: