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While there is no magic formula for beings a successful entrepreneur, those who do succeed tend to have mastered the following set of skills: good and effective communication; being able to sell both themselves and their idea or product; strong focus; eagerness to learn and be flexible; and a solid business plan.

As teachers, we need to give directions but students need the opportunity to express themselves freely and be understood and accepted. As teachers, we are the leaders, and we need to be supportive by allowing our students to make decisions and trying different ideas to fix problems. Entrepreneurs know experience is the best teacher and young students benefit from it most as they develop skills for a successful life.

Entrepreneurship education prepares people to be responsible and enterprising individuals. It helps people develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to achieve the goals they set out for themselves. Evidence also shows that people with entrepreneurial education are more employable.

Come and learn the techniques of how to boost your student’s self- confidence, teach them to be more creative and resilient innovative thinkers and most of all, encourage them to take the first step, if they don’t, someone else will. The world needs young entrepreneurs, now more than ever.

Author: Catherine Perri – JUMP Team