17 April, 2014
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
IT WAS an enterprising day for students from private and government schools as well as vocational schools around the Sultanate as they learnt much needed entrepreneurial skills at Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School (PAP Masna) recently.
Around 200 students from 19 schools attended a two-day Visioning Workshop which was conducted and facilitated by LiveWIRE Brunei in the Brunei Entrepreneurship Education Scheme (BEES) programme.
The BEES programme is a joint project between the Ministry of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd.
The programme was aimed at creating awareness on the importance of finance and financial management as well as to enable and prepare students in the planning for their business, setting a vision for their business and the setting of roles and responsibilities.
An enthusiastic Mohamad Fadhilullah Tudun Hj Hassan, Senior Business Consultant of Livewire gave an interesting talk regarding the writing of a business plan.
Mohamad Fadhilullah said that there is no right and wrong in the business world as what is deemed to be impossible before can be possible today.
The consultant shared that four P’s consisting of product, place, price and promotion are required in the process of writing a business plan.
He went on to say that Content and Structure which consist of table of contents, executive summary including business profile, market strategy and financial strategy are needed to write an efficient business plan.
The students were then asked to come up with a company name, products and services that would be conducive and saleable in the current market.
Students from each of the 19 schools took turn to present their ideas and concept to the rest of the participants.
The workshop continued with the launch of Global Money Week by the Ministry of Education along with the presentation of certificates to participants by Dr Hj Junaidi Abd Rahman, Permanent secretary (core education).
The Brunei Times