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Need ideas for Young Enterprise (school business)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thec00kchris, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. thec00kchris

    thec00kchris Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    So... we set up a business within school and young enterprise is a scheme that works with schools all over the UK. It is a program that develops young business minds.

    We decided to brand ourselves as a retro brand. Our first idea was SWEETS. We bought some jars from IKEA and wholesale packs of sweets (lollies, sherbet lemons, moams etc... ) and marketed them with retro packaging. We sold in the school but the kids didnt seem to have much money and unable to afford and also at the school's drama production where there were parents but they didnt seem to be interested and simply ignored the stall.

    We need to think of something, NEW, UNIQUE and people will buy.

    I was thinking of vinyl clocks as they are very retro but i think it's quite a niche market and we would have the same problem with shifting stock..

    Please help with ideas.

    Chris
     
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    thec00kchris Regular Member

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    So no one has any ideas... great.
     
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    Everyone's got ideas, but maybe it would be better for your club if the young people came up with their own ideas. Your signature has some great advice.

    You've tried something and seen why it wouldn't work with your target demographic. You can either target a different demographic with the same product or take what you've learned about the demographics you've targeted an try something different.

    When I was in high school, buying $0.60 candy bars and selling them for $1 was always successful. I also wrote reports (did people's homework) for $20 a piece. My brother sold drugs. We were both pretty successful young entrepenuers without the help of a club.
     
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    thec00kchris Regular Member

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    Yeah , i mean the whole of our team are stuck for ideas. (there are about 6 of us ) There are ideas coming in but the market is so niche. Like key rings, beer mats, i mean who are going to buy those?

    Need to think of a good solid idea that will be able to sell