KS4 - Implementation of New Business Ideas - 6 lessons

Building on the innovation lessons for KS4 enterprise, these activities take a closer look at the business angle of implementing a new idea and whether an idea is good enough to work.

These enterprise lesson plans include case studies, student worksheets, individual & group activities and PowerPoint presentations.

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A "dragons den" type activity is the conclusion to this module. Students work on their presentation skills whilst learning what investors are looking for in a business.

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Students learn about the level of commitment which is necessary to run your own business.

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Using a feasibility report and working in groups, students role play advisors for a potential investment opportunity.

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Using case studies and internet research students examine the key start up issues for businesses.

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By the end of this session, students will appreciate the need to have a clear and accurate business plan.

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Unique selling points are what make businesses special. Researching online students list USPs and what they mean to the customer.

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Implementing New Business Ideas

This is a series of 6 lessons that breaks down the elements required when implementing a new business idea. Using an example of starting a new company, students will gain a broader understanding of how the process works.

Lesson 1 – Business Knowledge

In the first lesson in this module, students consider the reasons for setting up a new business and research the sources of information and business advice.

Lesson 2 – Being the Boss

In individual and paired activities, students look at the qualities required to be a business manager. They must then identify who would be best suited to different roles.

Lesson 3 – Business Planning

This lesson introduced the concept of a business plan. Students work in groups to come up with a business idea and then develop a business plan for it.

Lesson 4 – Background Research

In this lesson, students learn about researching for product development. Using examples, students must identify areas for further research, and the carry out a role play activity from different perspectives.

Lesson 5 – USPs

Lesson 5 concentrates on unique selling points. By the end of the lesson, students will understand why these are important and what make a good unique selling point.

Lesson 6 – Making a Case

To complete this module on business implementation, students gather the work from previous activities to prepare a presentation to an audience of business investors.