Girls take lessons in making cash grow
BUDDING businesswomen are putting their moneymaking schemes into practice in a nationwide enterprise competition.
A total of 50 pupils, aged 12 to 14, at Bury Grammar School Girls have signed up for the Tenner initiative, in which they are given £10 to do something enterprising.
To kickstart the scheme, run by charity Young Enterprise, businessman Colin Stevens visited the Bridge Road school to share his expertise.
The founder of Manchester-based Better Bathrooms spoke to the 18 teams about how to make as much profit as possible from their £10 loan.
He said: “After starting my own business at just 21 selling taps on eBay from my bedroom, I’m proof that anyone can start a successful business from nothing.
”If I was taking part in this competition, I’d probably buy some materials at a cheap price and create jewellery or art work and re-sell them to people around school. My top tips would be to get creative and to think about what people want.”