Our latest event to promote entrepreneurship:
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) held the ENTERPRISE DAYon April 20, 2010 in the Atrium in Stirling University. The purpose of enterprise day was to inform students about the various stages of starting a business, to encourage them to become entrepreneurs, and to offer assistance along the way.
The Atrium was divided into three sections:
1. How to start up a business. We set up a number of stalls, where students were shown how to develop a business plan, what the legal requirements are, accountancy rules, how to develop a business identity including name, business cards, web site etc. There was a business incubator provided by the Scottish Institute of Enterprise.
2. General Information. This section was targeted to interested students who wanted to collect information, but did not yet know what kind of business they might want to set up. There were representatives from organizations such as the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Business Gateway, Women into Business and the Stirling University Business Club.
3. Fun and promotional material. Having gone through all other stages, students received little gifts as well as a toolkit with promotional material. Also we had a chocolate fountain and a "grab-a-grand" machine where you could either win a cash price or a meeting with an entrepreneur.
Thanks to all who came by to join the fun!