The new Student Enterprise Awards website www.studententerprise.ie has just been launched by the County and City Enterprise Boards of Ireland.
The site has undergone a considerable re-vamp over the Summer period based on feedback received from teachers and students nationwide. The new site features a host of interactive and fun exercises to help students learn more about entrepreneurship and how to successfully run a business.
New Weekly Content Modules
The new website has been carefully designed to guide students through the process of setting up and running their own mini-company on a weekly basis. 10 specially written content modules have been created to guide students through every stage, from coming up with a business idea through market research, pricing and producing their product to writing their business report.
From mid September onwards a new content module will be released on the site each week letting students and teachers know exactly what they should be working on in that particular week and what they need to do.
Each content module contains:
- ‘How to’ notes
- Top tips
- Interactive exercises
- Useful tools
- Student toolbox
A ‘Module Library’ has also been created where students can revise old modules at any stage during the Programme.
Other useful features on the new site include:
- Various template documents that can be used when writing the business report
- Pictures of exhibition stands from last year’s competition
- Video clips featuring practical advice from some of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs
Focus on social media
The new studententerprise.ie website is very focused on encouraging students to make greater use of social media websites to benefit their business. The site features links to popular social media websites such as:
Many students are already very familiar with using these sites and one of the aims of the new website is to help them learn how they can use the various features on these sites to promote their business and improve team communication.
Speaking about the new Student Enterprise Awards website, Ger Enright, Chairman of the County and City Enterprise Boards Educational Committee says ‘The new website has a very fresh and vibrant look and we are hoping that the interactive exercises will prove popular with students. The new content modules will act as a useful roadmap for both students and teachers in running their mini-companies and will provide an extensive range of useful resources.’
By registering their schools at www.studententerprise.ie teachers will gain access to a variety of Free Resources to help them in the teaching of enterprise in their classroom. They will also receive weekly email alerts when a new content module is release.
By registering online teachers will also be in with a chance to win one of four 500 Euro holiday vouchers.