On Thursday 28th January over 100 excited GCSE Business Studies students met 4 highly successful entrepreneurs to hear the story of their ups and downs and business owners. The students heard from:
- Mr Nadeem, CEO of Nadeem Plaza and Luton living TV. He explained how he had started selling fruit and veg from Bury market and now own 13 businesses in the Luton area.
- Mr Pickering, CEO of IP Cortex and technology communications company working in the mobile industry. He explained how he invented a piece of software to run communications over the internet
- Mr Morrel, CEO of a 35m turnover manufacturing company. He explained how to run a factory and manage cost to ensure a profit is made
- Mrs Bullock, CEO of a digital marketing company. She explained how she had almost had a disaster when her new product launch was cancelled but recovered to start a digital marketing company
They were fascinating stories and our students asked some very insightful questions like:
What was your biggest risk?
Have you ever been close to insolvency?
What is your turnover and how do you increase it?
What advice would you have for a young person wanting to start a business?
It was a fantastic hour long insight into running a successful business and the lesson for life that the students took away will be invaluable.
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