5 top tips for coming up with a great business idea

School Enterprise Challenge Blog

The beauty of the School Enterprise Challenge is that participants are welcome to set up any kind of business they desire. Students are encouraged to look at the resources already available around them at their school and to think of how they could turn them into a profitable business.

Top tip #1: Remember to refer to the Business Guides 1, 2, 3 & 4 – they contain all the activities and examples your team will need to come up with a fantastic business idea!

What kind of businesses do schools usually set up?

Over the years schools set up an incredibly wide range of businesses. Some of the most popular types of businesses include:

  • Farming (vegetables, fruit, chickens, rabbits)
  • Textiles (T-shirts, dresses, school uniforms, jute bags)
  • Food Production (cakes, juices, snacks to go)
  • Entertainment (party planning, musical band, theatre troupe)
  • Handicrafts (jewellery, decorations, notepads)

Some of the most innovative…

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Tree seedlings grow better in biodegradable bags

Mazingira Safi

Kenyans are still coming to terms with the recent ban on production, importation and use of polythene bags that was imposed by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources on 28th February 2017. The ban is due to be effective after 6 months, that is on 28th August 2017. One of the sectors known to use many polythene bags is the growing of tree seedlings. Most tree nurseries nurture seedlings in polythene bags.

Owners of the seed beds have always argued that polythene bags have many advantages which include being cheap, readily available, easy to use and hold the water inside the bag reducing the need for regular watering, and hence reduction in water bills. The owners of tree nurseries however are not keen to mention the negative impact of the polythene bags such as visual pollution, littering, clogging of water drainage systems, death of livestock and wildlife through…

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After the polythene ban, which bags shall remain in use in Kenya?

Source: After the polythene ban, which bags shall remain in use in Kenya?

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