Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Progress Playbook: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Brownsville's Youth

Introduced by Lloyd Cambridge, a Brownsville native, in July of 2015, Progress Playbook is an entrepreneurship workshop that is geared towards customizing business start-up techniques specifically for targeted audience.

Why Progress Playbook was created:
Mr. Cambridge, growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, always wanted to start his own business but felt as though he did not have the support, resources, confidence, or education to able to achieve such a goal.  He noticed the reasons behind his feelings as a child after working at an organization called NYC business solutions, which is an organization that offers business education to those who wish to start their own businesses. There he noticed that there were gaps in the marketplace as far as who, and how people were being educated for business. He observed that business classes were very uniform and did not meet the needs of all aspiring entrepreneurs. He decided to be an agent of change and that’s how Progress Playbook came along. Progress playbook provides a customized learning experience based on demographic, industry, location, and many other determining factors. Every approach is unique to the circumstances, thereby making Progress Playbook a one of a kind business education curriculum

Progress playbook is dedicated to servicing the community; working closely with non-profit and government agencies like BCJC.

What did young people enrolled learn in the Progress Playbook workshops?
The Progress Playbook course taught at BCJC was call “Start an Empire”. The goal was that participants would practice being an entrepreneur in real life, and for this to be mixed with business education. Essentially, the course would be a hands-on business crash course. Participants were broken into small groups of two so that they were able to brainstorm and create their businesses together. The classroom curriculum was broken into 5 parts.

Part 1. CORE: The first two weeks of this course was centered around created a business mindset and developing the psychology of being a business owner. Questions we asked were: What kind of mindset does a business owner have? They are prepared, resilient, and determined among many other things.

Part 2. PRODUCT: In this two-week session of the course, participants were asked to develop products or serviced that matched consumer demand. Some interesting ideas that participants developed were mattress cleaning, apparel companies, and a beauty salon.

Part 3. MARKETING: In this section of the curriculum, participants were taught how to gain exposure and market their product. How do we gain exposure for our products? Social media networking, face to face networking, events, commercial advertisements.

Part 4. FUNDING: Participants were educated on how they can get access to funding, whether that be from crowd funders, micro lenders, loans, investors, or from personal funds. They were provided with interactive worksheets to map out how to finance their own businesses.

Part 5. OPERATIONS & PROTECTIONS: Participants learned how to manage their businesses on a day to day basis and how to protect their businesses with legal insurance.

In summary, participants were able to get involved in hands on experience, and professional entrepreneurship classes that will enable them to get their own businesses started. Some participants have even started taking the steps necessary to start planning the launch of their own businesses. We are confident that we will see them showcasing their product to the public very soon! 

3 comments:

  1. Assalamualaikum.wr.wb. perkenalkan nama saya Ibu Anita Tki Malaysia, saat menulis ini saya teringat memory masa lalu.saya sangat tergugah hati melihat coretan hati yang Ibu tulis. saya jadi teringat tentang masa-masa sulit dulu,karena iktiar dan usaha , seolah2 menjadi dendam bukan lagi motivasi, cuma satu tujuan saya pada saat bagaiman caranya untuk bangkit..singkat kata berbagai macam iktiar dan cara yang saya lalui, mengingat pada saat itu hutang saya 1,2m yang tidak sedikit, belum lagi bunga renternir yang bertambah. karena usaha, kesungguhan hati, akhirnya menemukan jalan /solusi . saya percaya ALLAH ITU TIDAK DIAM MAHA PENYAYANG , cobaan itu bukan lah ujian tapi hadiah yang tersilmut untuk kebahagiaan yang sebenar2nya. Sudah banyak para normal yg kami mintai angka togel dan uang gaib cuma Ki Witjaksno yg berhasil alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus. jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi Ki Witjaksno: +62852_2223_1459. ingat kesempatan tidak akan datang untuk yang kedua kalinya
    KLIK->~~~PESUGIHAN TOGEL~~~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sebelum saya ceritrakan kisah hudupku terlebih dahulu .saya hanya ingin berbagi ceritah dengan kalian semua para penggilah togel, awalnya itu saya hanya kuli bagunan,punya anak dua,dan istri saya hanya penjual syayur keliling dikampung kami , ekonomi kami sangat pas-pasan, hutan tambah numpuk, anak saya juga butuh biaya sekolah,hidup ini bener-bener susah.Tapi akhirnya ada teman saya yang bilang bila mau merubah nasib Seperti Saya coba hubungi nomor hp AKI ALIH katanya dia bisa membantu orang yang lagi susah. jadi saya lansung hubungi dan saya menceritakan semuanya, tentang keluarga kami akhirnya saya di kasih angka ghaib [4d,] sudah 3x putaran tembus,dengan adanya AKI ALIH saya sekeluarga bersukur semua utang saya lunas bahkan sekarang saya sudah buka usaha. silahkan anda buktikan sendiri insya allah anda tidak akan kecewa dari angka ghaib AKI ALIH bagi yang berminat hubungi AKI ALIH di nomor ini: : (((_082 313 669 888_)))atau silahkan dan saya sudah buktikan sendiri angka ghaib hasil ritual dari beliau Ternyata Bener Terbukti Hasilnya terima kasih. Sebelum saya ceritrakan kisah hudupku terlebih dahulu. saya hanya ingin berbagi ceritah dengan kalian semua para penggilah togel, awalnya itu saya hanya kuli bagunan,punya anak dua,dan istri saya hanya penjual syayur keliling dikampung kami , ekonomi kami sangat pas-pasan, hutan tambah numpuk, anak saya juga butuh biaya sekolah,hidup ini bener-bener susah.Tapi akhirnya ada teman saya yang bilang bila mau merubah nasib Seperti Saya coba hubungi nomor hp AKI ALIH katanya dia bisa membantu orang yang lagi susah. jadi saya lansung hubungi dan saya menceritakan semuanya, tentang keluarga kami akhirnya saya di kasih angka ghaib [4d,] sudah 3x putaran tembus,dengan adanya AKI ALIH saya sekeluarga bersukur semua utang saya lunas bahkan sekarang saya sudah buka usaha. silahkan anda buktikan sendiri insya allah anda tidak akan kecewa dari angka ghaib AKI ALIH bagi yang berminat hubungi AKI ALIH di nomor ini: (((_082 313 669 888_)))>
      KLIK DISINI

      Delete
  2. Ada 7 tahun saya jadi tki di singapura akhirnya impian saya tercapai untuk pulang ke indonesia,terima kasih MBAH SERO atas bantuannya,saya bisa berkumpul kembali dengan keluarga di kampung,karna melalui jalan togel sekarang saya bisa sukses,ini semua berkat bantuan MBAH SERO yang memberikan angka 4d bocoran singapura,alhamdulillah dapat 250 juta,saya sangat bersyukur kebun orang tua yang dulunya di gadai buat biaya saya untuk berangkat kesingapura,kini sudah saya tebus kembali,tanpa bantuan beliau mungkin belum bisa saya pulang kampung,terima kasih banyak MBAH SERO jasa-jasamu tidak akan saya lupakan,bagi saudarah2 di indonesia maupun di luar negeri butuh bantuan,apalagi yang terlilit hutang silahkan tlpn atau sms di nomor 082 370 357 999 atas nama MBAH SERO,untuk info lebih jalasnya kunjungi website KLIK DISINI PESUGIHAN TANPA TUMBAL beliau seorang paranormal yang bisa di percaya,karna sudah memberkan hasil,ingat kesempatan tidak akan datang untuk kedua kali,jadi giliran anda untuk membuktikannya,inilah kisah nyata dari saya ibu irma tki singapura..

    ReplyDelete