Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Students Learn the Upside of Being an Entrepreneur

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Students Learn the Upside of Being an Entrepreneur

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Byline: Roseanna Langmead

GYMPIE State High School's Shaun Ward had only been chief executive officer for two days, but his fictional business Royal Bean Coffee Machines was top of the class.

Ward's company may not be real, but he and his fellow economic students have learnt plenty about business.

Ten Year 11 and 12 students have been given a look into the world of business by undertaking a three-day program which started on Monday.

They participated in the ECOMAN (economic management) program which familiarised them with business by forming and running mock companies.

The students learnt about entrepreneurial processes through assigning managerial positions and arunninga their businesses for a theoretical four years, culminating in a mock annual general meeting today.

Gympie State High School Studies of Society and Environment and behaviour support teacher Samantha Booth said the program had previously run two years ago. Its success prompted her to hold it again. …

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