Timetable for the 2016/17 Enterprise Programme

September/October
  • School registers with the programme through their local Enterprise Board.
  • Class divides into business groups of no more than 5 per group.
  • Class is normally visited by a Programme Co-Ordinator to brainstorm business ideas and help each group arrive at a viable idea.
  • Each group starts to plan how they are going to make and sell their product or service.
October/December
  • Groups start producing their product/service.
  • Individuals within the group are often given responsibility for different aspects of the project, e.g. a marketing or production manager.
  • Groups start to market/sell their product.
  • A record of all the group activities is kept in the form of a business plan. Business Plan templates are normally available from your programme co-ordinator.
January/February
  • Groups complete the sales process and finalise their business plan for the school final.
  • School final is held where groups are judged on teamwork, business performance, quality of business plan and quality of display on day of final.
  • School winners are selected to represent the school at the County final.
February/March
  • County Enterprise Awards finals take place and one overall winner is chosen to present the County at the National Final.
  • The judging criteria is the same as at the schools final.
April
  • The National Finals take place in Croke Park.