YES 2018 - The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) is an experiential programme where students set up and run a real business. Each YES company creates their own product or service and brings this to market. We have created a series of resources to help guide you through the YES 2018 programme, which you can download from this page or your dashboard.


The YES programme has been refreshed! Teachers, students and key members of the start-up and business community participated in the review. The updated programme takes students through a series of entrepreneurial experiences to help develop 21st century skills in real-world situations by working to their strengths. 

Read all about the changes in the Teachers Handbook here

 

Student learning

Through The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, students will:

  • Learn about business planning and operations
  • Develop a range of personal and business skills
  • Consult with and create networks in their community

Curriculum links

You can deliver YES as a timetabled course, or as an extracurricular option. YES is commonly used as a vehicle to deliver Business Studies Achievement Standards at Levels 2 and 3. Other qualification options include the YE certificate.

Competition

There is a $25,000 national prize pool as well as regional awards and cash prizes and tertiary scholarships. YES students have opportunities to attend national business competitions and events and maintain business networks through the YES alumni and business incubator programmes. All YES companies are eligible for competitions regardless of whether YES is being offered as a timetabled or extracurricular option.

YES 2018 - The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme

  • Year 12-13
  • 4 terms
  • Level 2 Business Studies
    Level 3 Business Studies
  • 35 per student
  • Led by teachers
    Training Available
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Programme Chapters

1. Start Your Engines

Students taking part will:

  • Learn about the programme and the YES year
  • Attend Kickstart | Tīmata and meet their Regional Coordinator
  • Discover the range of regional and national awards 
  • Confirm their qualification pathway with teachers

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 1
  • Guide: Getting Started With YES
  • Handout: 2018 YES Calendar
  • Handout: YES Regional Coordinator Contact Details
  • Template: YES Company Constitution
  • Template: YES Company Constitution - Word Format
  • Guide: 2018 YES Student Handbook
  • Template: YES School Agreement
  • Handout: Mentoring Flyer
2. The Engine Room

Students taking part will:

  • Form a YES company and register with Young Enterprise
  • Choose their directorship role(s)
  • Learn how to run formal company meetings
  • Find a business mentor

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 2
  • Slideshow: Choosing the Right Job
  • Handout: Director Jobs Month by Month
  • Poster: Directors' Roles
  • Template: Meeting Agenda
  • Template: Meeting Agenda - Word Format
  • Template: Meeting Minutes
  • Template: Meeting Minutes - Word Format
  • Template: Weekly Action Plan
  • Template: Scrum Board
3. The Think Tank

Students taking part will:

  • Brainstorm ideas for their product/service
  • Discuss how to add value to their business idea(s)
  • Consider how to add innovation into their product/service or business model
  • Discuss the sustainability of their product/service
  • Choose their product/service

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 3
  • Template: Sweet Spot Exercise
  • Slideshow: YES Product Ideas
  • Handout: Added Value - What Does It Mean?
  • Musician & Producer Release Deed
  • Recording Agreement
4. Validation

Students taking part will:

  • Validate their business idea using the Lean Canvas model
  • Conduct a SWOT and risk analysis
  • Use the data generated to validate their business idea

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 4
  • Activity: YES Product or Service Feasibility Study
  • Template: Memorandum of Understanding
  • Template: Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement
  • Template: Lean Canvas
5. The Lean Start-Up Process (MVP Journey)

Students taking part will:

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 5
6. Mission and Objectives

Students taking part will:

  • Create a vision statement for their YES company
  • Decide on a  mission statement and company values
  • Set SMART goals for the business
  • Evaluate their vision, mission, values and objectives against the quadruple bottom line

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 6
  • Handout: Vision and Mission Definitions
  • Handout: The Core Values of Kono
  • Handout: Māori Business Concepts
  • Poster: Quadruple Bottom Line
7. Marketing

Students taking part will:

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research
  • Choose a name for their product/service and start developing their brand
  • Create a Communications Plan to promote their product/service

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 7
  • Guide: How To Write a Media Release
8. Sales

Students taking part will:

  • Decide the sales methodology for their product/service
  • Find and secure sales channels

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 8
  • Guide: Storbie Manual - How to Set Up Your Online Shop
9. Production

Students taking part will:

  • Develop their Production Plan
  • Examine any health & safety requirements
  • Implement Quality Control
  • Discuss whether intellectual property protection is needed

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 9
  • Guide: Importing Fact Sheet
  • Guide: The Gen on IP
  • Guide: AJ Park Guide to Intellectual Property
  • Guide: When To Consider IP Inforgraphic
  • Guide: Let's Get Legal
10. Finances

Students taking part will:

  • Decide how to raise the start-up capital required to launch the business
  • Decide the pricing of their product/service
  • Set up a bank account for their YES company
  • Create a Financial Plan and update directors on progress throughout the year
  • Complete all wind-up activities at the end of the YES year

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 10
  • Guide: Opening a Bank Account
  • Activity: Finance Exercise
  • Template: Share Certificate
  • Template: Excel Monthly Cash Flow Forecast (NZTE)
  • Template: Excel Break Even, Cash Budget and Income Statement
  • Guide: FAQs Winding Up and Tax
  • Template: YES Tax Return
  • Handout: First Guide to Business Insurance
  • Exemplar: Ruff Tucker Planning Portfolio
11. Business Planning

Students taking part will:

  • Compile all the information generated
  • Draft a Business Planning Portfolio 

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 11
12. The Pitch

Students taking part will:

  • Prepare a 5-minute pitch of their business idea
  • Pitch their business idea in the regional Dragons' Den

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 12
  • Criteria: The Pitch Marking Criteria 2018
  • Handout: Tips for The Pitch
  • Guide: James Caan - 6 Steps to the Perfect Business Pitch
  • Slideshow: Let's Prepare the Pitch
  • Video: OLelei Pitch
  • Video: A Brilliant Signature Pitch
13. Annual Review & National Excellence Awards

Students taking part will:

  • Write their Annual Review
  • Submit the Annual Review for regional and national competitions

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 13
  • Handout: Annual Review Requirements, Guidelines and Marking Criteria
  • Guide: FAQs - National Excellence Awards
  • Handout: 2018 National Excellence Awards
  • Exemplar: Earth to Earth
  • Exemplar: OLelei
  • Exemplar: remedy co.
  • Exemplar: The Ice Cream Gals
  • Exemplar: Tumeke Clothing
14. Business Studies Achievement Standards & Credits

Students taking part will:

  • Complete the requirements for a range of Business Studies Achievement Standards as directed by their teacher.

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • YES Teaching Guide Chapter 14
  • 3.6 Slideshow: Sustainability Teaching PowerPoint
  • 3.6 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS91384 - PDF Format
  • 3.6 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS91384 - Word Format
  • 3.6 Activity: Sustainability and the Quadruple Bottom Line
  • 3.6 Exemplar: Ruff Tucker Planning Portfolio - Excellence Grade - AS91384
  • 3.4 Slideshow: Marketing PowerPoint
  • 3.4 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS91382 - PDF Format
  • 3.4 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS91382 - Word Format
  • 3.4 Exemplar: Caring and Co Marketing Plan - Excellence Grade - AS91382
  • 3.4 Exemplar: iFigure Marketing Plan - Achieved Grade - AS91382
  • 3.4 Exemplar: iFigure Marketing Plan - Excellence Grade - AS91382
  • 2.6 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS90848 - PDF Format
  • 2.6 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS90848 - Word Format
  • 2.6 Exemplar: Sweet Street Planning Portfolio - Excellence Grade - AS90848
  • 2.4 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS90846 - PDF Format
  • 2.4 Assessment: Student Assessment Task - AS90846 - Word Format
  • 2.4 Exemplar: Sweet Street Market Research - Excellence Grade - AS90846
15. YES Logos

Students taking part will:

  • We encourage you to use the YES logos as you are out and about doing business this year.

Here’s the lowdown on what’s available in the student resources.

1. Lion Foundation YES logo. This is the programme logo and is available for use in presentations.

2. The YES logo is smaller and easier to use on products as you head into production. There are 3 versions  – a black on white background, white on black background and a colour version on a black background. If you need a transparent background copy, contact support@youngenterprise.org.nz and we can supply the correct version for what you are printing on.

  • If interviewed or writing press releases for the media, students are encouraged to use the full term "The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)".
  • If you choose to have a social media presence, make sure to tag Young Enterprise:
      • Facebook: @YoungEnterpriseNZ
      • Twitter: @YoungEntNZ
      • Instagram: @YoungEntNZ

Download topic resources Resources include:

  • Lion Foundation YES Logo - Black on White Background
  • Lion Foundation YES Logo - White on Black Background
  • Lion Foundation YES Logo - Colour on White Background
  • YES Logo - Black on White Background
  • YES Logo - White on Black Background
  • YES Logo - Colour on Black Background
The Young Enterprise Scheme has had a huge impact on the students at Aparima College. This is our third year of running the scheme, and we have junior students eager to participate in future years. I would recommend the Young Enterprise Scheme to schools of all sizes and deciles.Lynne Grove, Teacher, Aparima College
I would like to give a supersonic thank you to the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme for all their help, support and the extraordinary opportunities they have offered us this year.Sam Yelcich, Student, Waiuku College