Everyone an Entrepreneur!
A number of years ago an organisation called Make Your Mark launched a project called Make Your Mark with a Tenner. Make Your Mark lent £10 to thousands of students all over the country and challenged to make as much profit as possible with their tenner within a month. Both Make Your Mark, and the Tenner project no longer exist, but we like the project so much we’ve carried it on regardless – we’ve just borrowed the tenners from our school budget instead!
Below I have attached lesson plans and resources for the project, which I hope are self-explanatory, but it’s probably worth sharing a few simple rules we’ve developed from running the project twice.
- sign a declaration that they will repay the loan within a fixed period of time
- not sell sweets, crisps or fizzy drinks
- not use the loan for gambling
- agree how they will split any profits among their group before they start their business
… and it’s fun to keep a leader board of the most profitable businesses!