Students Learn the Ropes of Small Business

Students Learn the Ropes of Small Business
September 26, 2018 Oakhill News

On Friday 14 and 21 September 2018, Year 9 Commerce students from Oakhill College took part in the 20th Annual Commerce Market Days.

As a cornerstone of their current topic of study, Running a Business, Commerce students formed and established small businesses. Each small business was responsible for producing a food product to be sold to the College community.

From kebabs, hot dogs, nachos and subs through to delectable ice cream sundae’s, each group delivered a fantastic array of culinary delights and high-quality customer service.

Academic Head of Economics and Business Studies, Sonia Elliot, introduced Market Day to the College 20 years ago. “The 10-week program allows students to develop entrepreneurial skills in a business environmental that it as realistic is possible. They are responsible for all aspects of their business’s establishment and operation, from marketing to production and finance.”

It is the expectation that each business acts in a socially responsible manner so each year a charity is nominated. This year each business has made a donation from their profits to drought relief.