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Business in a Box

Business in a Box has been trialled in 2 of our local schools over the last few years with success. However, we feel that participants who are closer to being job ready would benefit more.

This 10-week programme will consist of team building activities, developing personal and social skills, training sessions looking at how to start up a business, products design, customer service, sales sessions, choosing their market audience and overall how to make it a success. We will aim to raise basic levels of literacy, numeracy, communication and presentation skills as well as knowledge and experience of developing a business successfully and within a supportive environment.

We will work with local business to design and produce items to sell during 4 pop up stalls in the city. This money will be used to cover our costs and hopefully redistribute into the next group

The project will have 2 different slots, one aimed at the Young Mums group (running at the Citadel on Mondays 12.30-2.30) and the second open to any unemployed young people aged 16-21 not in education and training (running Fridays 2-4pm). Groups will be starting Mondays from 2nd December and Fridays from December 6th.

Sessions will run weekly between December and March initially in the Citadel and later on in external venues i.e. pop up sales stalls in the locality.

Start date

29th December 2019


Citadel Youth Centre and various pop up sales stalls during the sales part of the programme

Contact / 0131 554 0510.

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