Has your child got “The Biz Factor”?

Is your child a budding entrepreneur? If so, why not sign them up for a totally unique youth workshop - The Biz Factor.

Is your child a budding entrepreneur? If so, why not sign them up for a totally unique youth workshop - The Biz Factor.

This workshop is aimed at 12 to 13 year olds and its creator, Eamon McGrenaghan describes it as something of a cross between Dragon’s Den, The X Factor and The Apprentice.

Up to 36 young people will get the opportunity to work with nine local business mentors in teams of four to five at the fun day workshop in the GAA Clubhouse - Shane McGettigan Park, Drumshanbo on Saturday, August 6.

Each team will work with a business idea and explore how to evaluate an idea, how to cost a product or service and how to overcome challenges in bringing businesses ideas to the market place.

The young people will also get to present their brilliant business idea in a two minute sales pitch which will be up-loaded onto youtube. Each team will have five days to promote their videos to friends and family on line using techniques learned within the workshop.

On Sunday, August 14 a special prize giving ceremony will be had to recognise the most watched and most commented on video presentation; the best product/idea (as voted by mentors); the best team presentation (as voted by mentors); the best team (as voted by mentors) and the best individual presentation (as voted by mentors).

The winner will also get the chance to meet with Dragon’s Den Judge and Presidential candidate, Sean Gallagher, on August 30!

The day only costs €10 per person and the workshop will run from 10am to 4pm. To book online visit www.TheBizFactor.com Early booking is advised as space is limited. For phone bookings contact Eamon McGrenaghan on (087) 9895404.