Business KS4 / GCSE: How to be an entrepreneur

Radio 1’s DJ Greg James finds out what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

From ready-built tents to portable cardboard toilets, he meets people who have turned music festivals into money-making opportunities.

Greg also learns about field, desk market research and risk management when launching a new business enterprise.

This is from the series: Music, Mud and Making Money

Teacher Notes

Could be used to generate discussion on the key skills entrepreneurs need to be successful.

Also useful for highlighting the importance of market research and how risk always plays a part with any new business venture.

Students can be encouraged to discuss why people are entrepreneurial and how those skills can be developed in others.

Students can also be asked to assess their own entrepreneurial skills.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Business at KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Also at National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.

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