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Aug 10, 2021

Student entrepreneurs get hands-on sales experience at Farmers Market

Young South Canterbury entrepreneurs got to share their products with the community on Saturday.


Students from four of the region’s 12 Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) businesses sold their products at the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market.

YES aims to teach secondary school students a varied range of work and business skills, where students get an opportunity to create ideas, implement them and run businesses.

Being at the farmers market gave the business students the platform to market, display and sell their products to the community.

South Canterbury Chamber of commerce chief executive Wendy Smith said 12 student companies were participating in YES this year.

“These teams come from Mackenzie College, Roncalli College, Craighead Diocesan School, Mountainview High School, Opihi College, Timaru Boys’ High School and Geraldine High School,’’ Smith said.

“At the South Canterbury YES market, we had four YES companies attend the event – Smile Cards, Healthy Glow, B-Able NZ and Food Fight.”

Smile Cards sold creative cards with artwork and photographs, and Healthy Glow sold honey and cinnamon face masks, while B-Able NZ was selling hand badges – the company on a mission to educate, support and raise awareness for those with learning disabilities using the ‘Purple Hand’ movement.

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