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Business insight with Young Enterprise

Business insight with Young Enterprise
The students gear up for a frantic session of share trading.
Thursday 20th November 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 9 students learned how businesses worked during a seminar run by Young Enterprise. Mr Robin Neighbour took students through the perils and pitfalls of setting up and running a business before the students bought and sold shares in each other's companies. It was a practical introduction to the intricacies of business and, as well as guidance from Mr Neighbour, the students also benefited from the input of three delegates from Barclaycard in Northampton.

Will Scott from Barclaycard said: 'We are here guiding, providing advice, asking different questions and trying to help students get the most out of the day. It's been fantastic. They really got into the spirit of the trading, really bartering and trying to promote their own companies to get people to invest in them. It was frantic and fast paced.'

Mr Neighbour said: 'The students have been fantastic and have really focussed on the tasks that they have been given.'

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