On Monday, September 24th, Rob Marr, Managing Director from a consultancy firm, Catalyst, facilitated an idea generation workshop with the TY Business students as they embark on their mini company journey. This excellent opportunity is supported by the Louth Enterprise Office and kick starts the Student Enterprise Program in the school. This year 22,000 secondary school students are involved in the student enterprise program and will compete at county level in the hope of securing a place in the National final in Croke Park in May.
Robb gave the students the opportunity to brainstorm possible business ideas with an emphasis on innovation and making the most productive use of their time. He advised students to keep their minds open and used 5 categories to help in the idea generation process – Society, sport, home, friends and food. The students engaged fully throughout the workshop and they are hoping to bring their ideas to fruition in the weeks ahead. 99% of businesses in Ireland and globally are small businesses – Lets hope we have some budding entrepreneurs among our TY students!