The local Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local people to come up with a business idea that could attract government funding. The Chamber has asked our organisation to identify a venture or project that would meet the needs of local people or businesses.
You are to come up with a venture or project which you will present to the Chamber as meeting the needs of local people or businesses, and also hopefully secure government funding for your local area.
Entrepreneurship: Sub-task 1
(Presentation followed by Question & Answer - 10 minutes)
The local Chamber of Commerce is looking for original ideas for projects or ventures that would meet a current need of local people or businesses. Successful ventures would be supported by the Chamber and may attract government funding. Your organisation is keen to be involved and has asked you and your colleagues to come up with some ideas. Each member of the group must come up with an idea and explain why their idea is the best.
You are to give a brief presentation on your chosen project or venture which will be followed by opportunities for other members of the group to ask you questions.
The presentation should explain exactly what your proposal entails and how it meets the
of local people or businesses. This could include ventures such as:
● a new facility or amenity for children / teenagers / young mothers / older people etc
● home support for disabled and / or old people
● a pop-up shop to supply things not currently available in the area
● a self-help group for local job seekers (CV writing, interview techniques etc)
● an ‘on-demand’ local transport system for those without cars or with mobility
● a local baby-sitting circle
● something not on the list above, which you feel is needed in the area.
The total time for this is 10 minutes. Within this time, the presentation must be at least 4 to 7 minutes long and at least 3 to 6 minutes must be allowed for questions and answers. Within these guidelines, it is up to you to decide how to run the session, provided it lasts for 10 minutes overall.
The presentation should be as detailed and as interesting as possible. As well as describing what the proposed venture or project is, you should indicate:
● what need or needs it fulfils locally
● why it is the most appropriate to put forward to the Chamber of Commerce.