Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Life Basics

Stage of Idea conceptual stage

Explain your idea in details:

Life Basics is an app that requires users to learn fundamental life skills ranging from personal development to occupation essentials. Basic life skills range from saving money, paying taxes, writing an ideal job resume, applying first aid, cooking basic meals, to starting a casual conversation. These life skills will be organized into five categories: Money, Health, Technical, Appliance, and Others. The category Money will teach users how to balance bank accounts, avoid debt, use and acquire coupons, organize financial records, calculate tips, and make investments and purchases. This section also relates to an individual's career since users will discover how to write job resumes and prepare for internships. Health will offer tips to improve a user's physical health, such as providing instructions for making nutritious meals and applying first aid. The Technical section relates to the foundations of time management and technological skills. Users will master how to back up computer files, protect passwords, research credible online sources for academic papers, using a calendar/schedule, and use social networks such as Facebook and Linkedin. The Appliance section includes instructions for manual labor, such as repairing car tires, unclogging toilets & sinks, sewing, using kitchen appliances (microwave, oven, toaster, laundry machine), and simply making your bed. The Other section will address an individual's values and priorities, relationship skills, expression, effective communication, and anything that doesn't fall into the other categories. Users will be encouraged to complete a minimum of 5 tasks from one or multiple categories every day. There will be an online community where individuals can discuss what they have accomplished to motivate each other. The overall purpose of Life Basics is to prepare current generations for their future responsibilities.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Life Basics addresses the root cause of a stagnant economy: unemployment. One of the major types of unemployment is structural unemployment. Structural unemployment occurs when the skill set of a worker does not match the skills demands of the jobs available. For example, the introduction of technological innovation has left existing jobs to become obsolete, because workers have to adapt to technology. As a result, many individuals may find themselves in difficult situations regarding money, because economic adaptation can be demanding and stressful. Life Basics addresses structural unemployment by teaching users job skills such as making strategic investments and purchases and organizing financial records. These job skills are found in the Technical and Money sections. Users will also learn communication skills, such as conversing with the interviewer in a job application and writing an email to a prospective employer. Although everyone can use the app, Life Basics is specifically targeted towards younger age groups (ages 13-29) and unemployed/single-parent families in both developed and developing countries. Life Basics will educate individuals important life skills needed for employment and personal development. Also, users will complete daily chores and fix appliances at home with the assistance of Life Basics' instructions and eccentric learning methods. In the status quo, 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty. Half of all people living in poverty are under the age of 18, and youth are 3 times more likely to be unemployed than adults. Through teaching basic services and promoting higher levels of productivity, Life Basics will address Goal 1 (No Poverty) and Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Life Basics offers a unique approach to learning fundamental life skills. Users will learn and manage tasks using the Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that breaks down work into 25 minute intervals, followed by a short break of 5 minutes. This method helps increase concentration by staying focused on one task for a long period, then shortly resting the brain. The technique will be in the form of a timer that resembles a bright red tomato. The Pomodoro timer will be in the right top corner of the app and will track how many tasks the user has completed. The app will set a reminder for the user to complete 5 tasks by the end of the day. Each task will have a set of instructions accompanied by a checkmark next to each step. When users complete a step, they can tap the checkmark to move onto the next step. After completing all of the steps, a user can choose to upload a picture of their finished task to share with the community, which is motivating but also optional. Unlike other startups, Life Basics is willing to adapt to a changing economy. The app will acquire capital from personal funds, market investors, and prize money from startup and business competitions. Life Basics will collaborate with other startups and businesses to navigate the app market and seek potential business partners. Life Basics will be available for download on services such as Google Play and Windows Update and will have an offline version for locations with limited or no broadband. There will also be a PC version of Life Basics in the form of a website, with similar features to the mobile app. Life Basics is excited to empower individuals to pursue their individual and career goals.

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Your profile

My name is Christie Peng and I'm a 15-year-old student from the United States. I'm currently pursuing a secondary school degree at a local high school. Growing up in a developed country, I had access to clean drinking water, fresh food, and quality education. As a result of this privilege, I wasn't taught any skills that could be applied to the real world. Like several of my peers, I was told to solely focus on studying and getting into an accredited university. One day, as I was figuring out stoichiometry problems for chemistry, I realized I didn't know how to cook tomato and eggs- a basic dish consisting of two ingredients. I also didn't know how to turn on a stove and heat water, or compare prices when buying vegetables. I continued to wonder why I wasn't able to complete these simple tasks when I was able to find the hidden angle in isosceles triangles and which organelle was the powerhouse of the cell. As I continued to wonder about this disconnection between school lessons and the real world, I was perplexed. This epiphany sparked interest in creating a product that would help me accomplish these necessary tasks, which would later become the inspiration for Life Basics.

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October 19, 2020 15:10

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October 18, 2020 13:16

Greetings from Kazakhstan! I have found some interesting materials, and I would like to share them with you

1) Undoubtedly, funds will be needed for you (as you already said) to complete this wonderful idea on a full scale. I would like to advise international funds such as The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), Call for Proposals: Actions to Boost the Development of Finance Markets for Social Enterprises GroFin: Small and Growing Business Fund. You can also take part in contests such as School Enterprise Challenge: Join the movement to build Business Skills!
2) I would recommend you to read a number of books that will contribute significantly to your knowledge about business. They are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic" by Stephen R. Covey, "How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know" by Jeffrey J. Fox, and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 18, 2020 13:11

Hello! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to suggest some specific advice. Some of them require making choices. And often this choice is really baffling.

1. MVP versus Ideal Product
1.1. "When you launch a project, you can never tell in advance how the market will react to it. Your vision for your product is a hallucination. No need for fantasies. Start with MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and then use Lean Startup (a set of short iterations). This is the only way to create all successful companies. As a result, you yourself will be surprised to see the business you have created. "

1.2. "People don't know what they really need. A poll from the late 17th century showed that passengers desire faster horses. Only Ford, the genius of foresight, gave the world a puffing iron monster called a car."
"No user in the world saw an iPhone until the genius of Steve Jobs completely, from start to finish, formed and brought to the market the perfect product. A few months before the iPhone was released, Jobs ordered a complete overhaul of the product. He did this only because the smartphone that was almost gone into production did not suit the only user - Steve. Smartphones existed before the iPhone, and they all failed. The reason for the failures is simple - the electronics weren't good enough. Do you know what these were the firms and models? It is true that no one remembers these names. "
"Clients simply are not able to desire something completely new - they only know the familiar things."
"For a fund like Sequoia Capital to invest in you, you must have a Strong Vision. Your idea should be bold, strong, initially worked out, breaking the established stereotypes. Therefore, initially she will be hostile and resisted. Forget about any user, even a Stanford professor, giving you product advice. People will call your service gibberish. This is normal for a disruptive startup. The new scares people. But you mustn't give up. "
In general, don't listen to customers. Believe in yourself. You must know what to do.
Such is the advice from respected investors, backed up by facts. Very reasonable. Old Steve can't be wrong.

3. Singles versus team
3.1. Alone, you are doomed. The Y combinator (Harvard among accelerators) simply does not accept startups with fewer than two team members. And for good reason. First, if you are alone in a team, then you cannot convince even your friend to believe in your product. Needless to say about the whole market. Second, the to-do list for a successful launch is too long for one person. There will be neither time nor competence. You will have to program, draw designs and sketches, prepare pitches, presentations, engage in networking, accounting, open a company, and understand contracts. Isn't the list too long even for Alexander the Great?
Plus, Bill Gates had Paul Allen. Larry Page has Sergey Brin. Jobs has Wozniak. That says it all. Need more arguments? But:
3.2. Nginx is a complex piece of software written by one person. Dropbox, whose capitalization exceeded 10 billion, Drew Houston launched alone, and then frantically searched for a co-founder. And finally, Nikola Tesla - this name alone says a lot.

You should feel that you can turn the world around even alone. Otherwise, you won't succeed with the whole team.

4. To take or not to take money from investors?
4.1. You will be committing a crime against your project and against your team if you do not take the investors' money at the moment they are offered to you. Paul Graham. Startup guru. Master Yoda Y-combinator.
"Markets move in a sinusoidal manner. From time to time they are in a fever with the financial crisis. Force majeure happens. These are tough times. Even if you are doing well financially now, take the money. Then they will press you, but nobody will give you money. The project may show negative dynamics in the future. A financial cushion made of banknotes will help you survive difficult times and overcome the "Valley of Death". Otherwise, a crisis will break out, and you will die with your 100% of the company. "
As he looks into the water. Valuable advice. We must follow. But:
4.2. "Don't take investors' money. Fight for the project to the last ruble without surrendering to greedy financial tycoons. Develop on your own as long as a crumb of bread remains in the house. The percentage of your company that needs to be given back in return for investment is too valuable. Today you will give 35% for a million dollars, and tomorrow you will be begged to take 100 million dollars for 3.5%.
"You have to be an idiot to mindlessly throw away a share in a project for some candy wrappers that will still go down the drain."
And remember: "The temptation to give up will be especially strong shortly before victory." Indeed, even Buddha could not have put it better.

5. At what age to start?
5.1. "A million dollar business on the network can only be built by a person who does not yet know that this is an unattainable goal." A successful startup is always a step beyond the existing one, it is building a new world. Only young people have a fresh perspective on things. Only young people see problems that people over 25 simply do not have. Can you think of SnapChat at 40? Names like Zuckerberg, Page and Brin, Kalkanis are clearly signaling the market to invest in the young.
5.2. "An old horse will not spoil the furrow." Young people learn from their mistakes for a long time, and this process is costly for the company. Building a successful business requires wisdom that comes only with experience. Examples of Jack Walsh, Larry Ellison, who built a business at only 35, show the benefits of experienced people. Statistics show that people over 40 are 80% more successful than young people.
"When we invest in young people, our money goes to their education. The team fails, the business will collapse. Then they start a new company, using the experience gained. After several similar iterations, the older founders finally have a successful business. The wise investor will only invest at this moment. "

6. Do only what you know well. Versus. Discover the unknown: treasures are waiting for the horizon
6.1. "Launching a startup is like jumping off a cliff and trying to build an airplane in flight." Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Creator, Billionaire, Investor). Throw yourself into battle, do the incomprehensible. In the modern world, competition is so intense that all known problems have already been resolved. If thousands of people know about the problem, then you do not have the advantage of a pioneer. The largest companies pay millions of analysts to report known issues. After that, the giants cast thousands of their employees to solve these problems. Everyone wants to make money. You cannot compete with Google. Therefore, tackle only those problems that analysts will never know about. How to do it? Only by engaging in a completely new direction in which no one has experience, including you. You will be the first to gain experience in the process.
6.2. Do only what you know well. Successful start-ups are obtained solely on the inside, on a deep knowledge of the industry. Long-term work in some areas gives a person an understanding of problems that others simply do not see. You need to quickly overcome the "Valley of Death" and make a profit. It is an unaffordable luxury to waste resources on experimentation. For every Columbus, there are thousands of seafarers still feeding fish at the bottom of coral reefs.

7. Know your monetization or just attract users
7.1. Before starting the project, decide on how the service will make money. Do you have a ton of users, cool retention (return) and insane growth that Facebook never dreamed of? Wait to rejoice, history remembers a ton of these failed companies. As a rule, they sell a ruble for 10 kopecks. For example, free services for uploading pictures and inserting to forums, services for free uploading files - such projects are rapidly gaining popularity, but, like two-hundred-kilogram boars, they constantly consume the capacity of server disks and the bandwidth of your communication channels. Soon, losses start to amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And so it will be until you run out of money. After all, closing such a traffic project for a startup is worse than stepping on your throat.
More examples - YouTube's appetite was reaching a million dollars a day before it started bringing in the first cent. It's good that it was acquired by Google, which had that kind of money. A lot of YouTube's competitors just went broke. Or recall Groupon, which sold other people's services at half price - soon restaurants, whose revenue fell sharply, refused to serve customers at half price.
7.2. The main commandment of Silicon Valley investors is that a project should focus on only one thing at a time. Growth or monetization. The combination is equal to death. Making a profit from a project that has no users is problematic. So forget about monetization and only think about user growth and retention. We will give you the money. Look who has taken over the Internet now - giants like Pinterest, which has reached billions in capitalizations without even thinking about making money. You know, when you're big, they just buy you for that. As was the case with the hopelessly unprofitable Tumbrl (Yahoo bought it for a billion). In our world, it is important to be a big hippo. Nothing else matters. Instagram, SnapChat, WatsApp, Viber and others like them. There is a tendency that is criminal to ignore. The rest of the world just doesn't understand anything about the internet. Just create a project that users will love, and the money will come to you.

8. Is a technical director needed right from the start?
8.1. From the very first day you found a startup, you need a good CTO. Better if it is a genius with Asperger's syndrome. A quiet type, avoiding people and spending the whole day at the computer simply because he has nothing else to do. Such a person can hack the Pentagon network in three days, asking for only two burgers and a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola.
If you start without those. director, then your project will fail. You just waste a lot of time, initial motivation (fuse is very important), but you can never do cool tech stuff, and your service will go down at the first load. You will have to rewrite all the code, and this is at the moment when the money has already run out, and competitors saw your takeoff and copied your service in two and a half days.
Freelancers will begin to blackmail you, realizing how much you need a new function, and will take the project hostage. One crafty freelancer can suck a hapless startup's wallet dry. As a result, the latter will go around the world with a cart, taken away from the nearest supermarket.
Quality paid development is a utopia. For example, Indians (inexpensive literate freelancers) confuse a footer with a header. Think for yourself, your English is a foreign language and theirs too. Broken phone in a square. Belarusian developers will take money and disappear, realizing the opacity of legal boundaries.
After all, there are many more gifted technical directors than there are good entrepreneurs with ideas. I will tell you exactly. Just look at GitHub - how many talents there are who mold beautiful dummies, and do not find use for their technical genius. They need an entrepreneur with an idea, they themselves are looking for such.
8.2. Why do you need a CTO? You can always hire a freelance student or start a WordPress startup like Groupon did. Jumla to help you. Are you not talking seriously? Are you a serious entrepreneur yourself? Most of the hypotheses are tested with DruPal.
Pinterest was made by non-tech guys. Yes, they changed several development teams, but they knew what they were doing and in the end they won. As the project grows, those. You will need a director, but first you need to do more realistic things. You can't find a good programmer during the day with fire. Skilled guys work for large companies. Headhunters from IT giants are setting up surveillance and round-the-clock surveillance of the homes of specialist coders. As soon as programmers step outside their home, they are immediately seduced by multi-million dollar contracts. Recruiters shake puffy checkbooks in front of them and even show them pictures of yachts that will become the property of programmers after just three years at Google. So don't even dream. Look, the Silicon Valley forums are filled with sobs from founders who can't code. It gets to the point where founders with a design or economics background start learning Ruby or Python themselves. There is nothing to do. The best way out is the friendly guys from India. Take it inexpensively.
Such is the advice. Sounds reasonable. Looks logical, especially if you remember 8.1.

9. Work with or without rest
9.1. Work hard around the clock, otherwise you will achieve a result called "nothing." Bloomberg, who became a billionaire and mayor of New York, early in his career at a brokerage firm worked even during lunchtime, when everyone else went out to eat hot dogs and drink coffee. How many of his colleagues do you think became millionaires? That's right, only he is alone.
In the Y-combinator, it is recommended to close at home and not go outside in the first couple of months of work on the project. Don't go out at all. Order food at home and invite housekeepers. Of course, do it over the Internet.
Do you have a family or a girlfriend? The startup is prohibited from knowing these terms.
9.2. Strike a balance. Mandatory time for rest, family and friends is necessary - this will allow you to collect your thoughts and simply increase your work efficiency.
Do you know the story about the driven horse? Or about sharpening an ax. Two foresters argued who would cut down 10 larches faster. One rolled up his sleeves, and only the chips flew. And the second will chop, chop, and then sharpen the ax. So the second one won. It says a lot.
Not only will you be left without money in case of failure, you will also lose all your friends and family. Think about it. The moral support provided by the family cannot be overemphasized.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 17, 2020 14:02

Success doesn't just find you, you have to go out and get it. Don't stop when you are tired, stop when you're done.

Your idea is great and very practical.

>> https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/ <<

Aumena C

October 14, 2020 03:53

Hi Christie,

This would be a helpful app for the current generation! Do you know how you would teach those skills? How would you suit it to different cultures? Perhaps you could incorporate quick videos for people to watch and re-watch as needed to learn the skills.

I'd really appreciate it if you could drop a comment and a vote on my project: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/19110/ . Thanks!!

-Aumena Choudhry

October 13, 2020 08:03

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

Your idea is great and very practical.

>> https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/ <<

October 11, 2020 18:58

Dear friend,

It's indeed a long Competition but the journey we have ahead of us is more exciting. Sustainable development should always be our first priority. Let/s all come together, unite and make the world a better place for us and future generations. Your idea / project is just awesome. Being a social entrepreneur requires a lot of sacrifices and your passion and drive will make your business to succeed.
I am inviting you to support me with comments and to also support other entries to get your bar moving before we reach the finish line. Read the Campus BLOG for more details! You can support my idea Building The Infrastructure For African Culture. at:
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18576

Wishing you all success in your entrepreneurial endeavours.
May your new business flourish, may you reap your rewards and may you reach your dreams.
Good luck with your new business!

Kind regards.

Umar Imam

CEO / Co-Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

October 11, 2020 03:11

Throughout our entrepreneurship journey, we always found it helpful to create lean and business model canvases to brainstorm our ideas. Since your idea centers on solving an issue related to poverty in your community, we thought that Javelin Board Beta might be helpful! This helps entrepreneurs by providing lean/business model canvas templates that match your goal (e.g. identifying customer needs, validating new products, or reaching product-market fit). We hope lean canvases like this help you in organizing your deliverables and goals as much as it did for us!

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could 1 comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Have an amazing weekend!
0-Gap Mask Team

October 10, 2020 20:17

My dear friend @Peng, Having come a long way in this campus together and eventually gradually getting to the end of the voting and commenting phase of this competition, I strongly believe that having taking the campus online training, read through the articles and taking into consideration inputs from fellow campus members as well as equipping ourselves with the necessary skills and knowledge from this campus, we are ready and perhaps most of us are already pitching our businesses and I think that it will be worthwhile sharing with you this article on how to pitch our businesses for possible investment.
It is much easier to talk to an investor if they understand what your company does. As a founder you will have to pitch your startup countless times. To be effective, your pitch has to be clear and concise.

In this post gotten from one of the articles in the campus, the pitch creation process has been condensed to answering seven questions. If you can answer all seven questions succinctly, you will be well ahead of the curve.

The Seven Questions

1. What do you do
Start with the name of your company and what it does. For example, Social cam is a mobile app that makes it easy to take videos and share them with friends and family. There is no need to set up the problem, you can just get to the point.
Too many people spend too much energy trying to make their idea sound impressive. It is ok to keep it simple. Actually, it is preferable. You want to explain what you do in the simplest language possible. This needs to be predigested. Your elevator pitch should be like baby food.

Your goal when answering this question should not be to have potential investors understand your whole business but rather make them interested enough to ask follow up questions.

2. How big is the market
There are two ways to get market size. If you are entering a pre existing space, like small business banking, you can research it. If you are creating a new product or space you can estimate the number of customers that would want your product and approximate how much you could charge them.

3. What is your progress
What investors will be trying to understand here is how fast you produce work. What is the ratio between what you have done and how long you have been working on it
They want to feel impressed with how much you have done in the period of time you have had to do it. This can apply to a company that is one week old or ten years old.

4. What is your unique insight
This is similar to What problem are you solving, but the bar is higher. What investors really want to understand is what you know about the problem that everyone else does not. This is usually derived from multiple conversations with customers, deep analysis of current products in the space, and often personal experience.

5. What is your business model
There are two types of startups, those that know how they will make money and those that have not figured it out yet. By and large, if you are in the second category you are going to either make money by growing big and turning on advertising or you are going to copy the predominant business model in your space. A small subset of companies in the second category will propose a new business model that makes sense given how your product changes the market.

6. Who is on your team
Potential investors are only interested in a few things, How many founders, Is there a technical cofounder, How long have they known each other, Is everyone working full time, What is the equity split among the founders, hopefully equal or close to equal

7. What do you want
There is no need to dance around the ask. If you want people to invest, ask. If you have a question, ask.
Make it easy for investors to help you. They really want to help you.
Once you have answers to each of the seven questions your challenge is to make the answers as clear as possible.

Conclusion
Investors are much more interested in progress than genius ideas. Most good ideas do not look like good ideas the first time you see them so your ability to show progress in your work and intellect in how you answer these questions are two very positive signals.

Dear, I hope this helps in you to peach your business as much as possible and get the necessary funding for your project.
Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

October 9, 2020 17:33

Dear campus [email protected], As we are gradually coming to the end of this competition, one important thing I want us to consider is that the organizers of this competition will appreciate if we forge ahead to execute and sustain our ideas with the necessary skills acquired from the trainings, others inputs and from campus articles; and that is whether we emerged as the eventual winners or not. In view of this and in addition to my other previous comments on your idea, I am sharing with you the 5 important Characteristics You Need to Sustain Your Startup as enlisted in the one of the campus articles.

While most entrepreneurs will say that passion is at the very core of sustaining every new business. And although it could not be agree more that passion, motivation and will are one of the most pivotal characteristics for keeping a business alive, beginner entrepreneurs should have additional 5 significant characteristics in order to get a startup company on its feet and sustain it.

Abundant Patience
In the early stages of your business, it is highly unlikely that everyone is going to know what you are doing and be very open and supportive of it. With a little bit of luck your business idea is going to reach fame in no time, however, most of the time, you have to become friends with time that is passing by. Patience is key to sustaining your startup. Take some time to stop and smell the roses. Just because your company is not evolving at the speed of lightening does not mean it is failing.
If you are trying to build a brand that is going to provide solutions to people everyday problems, and you are trying to implement this solution into their lives, you have to accept the fact that it will take some time. Your future fans and clients will probably take a while to embrace your new company, and in order to stand the test of time, you are going to need a lot of patience.

Precise Focus
While it is important to remain focused on your business goals and work on pushing your startup in the front rows of the industry, you should be focused primarily on customers. In other words, become customer obsessed. By all means, do not become so obsessed that you will go about changing your brand and doing whatever it takes to please every single person. Stick to your vision, but keep your followers and clients in mind at all times. How do they feel about your brand? How can your unique vision help their lives?

Persuasive Communication Skills
The truth is that communication can either make or break your business, in several different ways. You may have a supervision, an authentic idea, and a business model that is going to hold up no matter what, but if you are not a good communicator as an entrepreneur and do not know how to portray your company to others nobody is going to want to hear about your startup. You need to be able to practice communication and do it on the regular. Whether it is inside of your company, communicating with your employee or partner, or outside of the company, pitching your ideas to third parties, you are going to have to learn to use words to get into people minds.

Envisioning
Now, you might be thinking, who starts a company without having a vision? Most entrepreneurs have some kind of a vision, but we are talking about the kind that is going to push you through the hardest of times because you can see so far, there is no stopping until you get there. In order to sustain a startup, you need to have a vision, not just for the present or close future, but for the next 20 years. Once you reach your first set milestone, you should not just sit around and wait to see where the road will take you. Your vision should be your guide throughout the entire process, and once you reach each milestone you are going to find it all familiar because you have envisioned it from the very beginning.

Cautious Management
No matter what you start off with, pennies or millions, you should be very careful when it comes to your assets. Startups are a gamble to a certain degree, but great leaders know how to spend and when to invest their money. They do not waste a dime, and they know when they should invest millions when necessary. Get educated when it comes to finances and startups in order to avoid making bad financial decisions that will drive your business to the ground.

We consider these five characteristics predictors of future success. They might not always determine the outcome of your startup because there are various other factors to take into consideration, that might influence the sustainability of your business, and that might not always be in your control. But, these five traits are important to have in order to control the situations and aspects of your business that should not be left up to fate.

Dear friend, I hope you will derive some benefits from this. Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/
Best of luck in your implementation.

October 9, 2020 14:13

As we were working on our website and our mask packaging design, we discovered a few tools that we thought were worth sharing with you:)

Canva and Visme help users develop infographics and promotional materials with a professional feel. Providing pre-existing templates and generating color combination ideas, they helped us save time in designing our promotional materials. We also found platforms called Wix and Strikingly, which help people without developer experience build mobile optimized websites. Though we do have a team member experienced in CS web design, using this allowed all team members (even without CS experience) contribute their insight to the final website design.

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Keep up the great work!
Miru, Angela, and Sarah

October 9, 2020 03:20

Dear fellow entrepreneur,

As we are entering the last month of this competition, I want to share with you several things that I learned throughout this whole journey. I figured out that PURPOSE is the only thing that drives a business. When the purpose is gone, that's when growth stops. So I want to encourage all of us to go back to the basics. Ask ourselves, what drives us to start this innovation? What is our deepest desire? And why we want to do it?

I hope that this piece of advice can help you as well in your journey, and wishing the best of luck for you.

PS: We are still looking for some comment and feedback for our project. Perhaps, you could drop by and share your thoughts? As we only have limited voting time a day, We'll make sure we vote one more time for your project if you drop a comment :)

Here is the link to our project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

Best regards,
New Revolution

October 8, 2020 23:26

Hello dear Campus member, Greetings from Nigeria.
Happy to meet you through this competition!!! and I have learnt many things by going through your idea.
The efforts you have taken to bring up this idea is stupendous and inspiring many budding entrepreneurs like me. We are competitors just for the sake of this competition, but on a broader picture we all are the future reformers and businessmen/ businesswomen. We shall be proud of ourselves as we are not selfish to think only about money earning, instead we integrate the talent with a Sustainable development goals and
that is really commendable and a rarity in this generation.
As a way of supporting your business idea / project I will like to give you (2) advice! The first one is!
One of the most painful and common mistakes I see many first time entrepreneurs make which I will like you to avoid is that; they fall in love with their own business idea.
They/ll spend months building what they believe to be the next innovative,disruptive, game - changing start-up. Then they launch... and nobody buys, nobody cares, nothing happens.
My dear fellow campus member, do not make the above mistake.
Don/t fall in love with your business idea. Instead, fall in love with the problem you/re trying to solve for your clients, and validate your business idea early on that it is problem worth solving.
And secondly there/s also another incredibly painful mistake I see new entrepreneurs make. It/s painful because it keeps them from success. They feel like they/re working hard, but not making any Progress. The mistake? Trying to do too many Things at once.
If there are 9 Rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.
"Focus on just one project and strategy at a time, you/re more likely to succeed".
Wishing you all the best in your entrepreneurial endeavours.
Stay healthy and happy....
For more information please do not hesitate to contact me via my email [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @oneyoungperson / Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch
Thanks!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam

CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand

October 5, 2020 08:54

I hope you are doing well. I just want to tell you that every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Your idea is great and very practical. And I suggest to focus more on your business model and plan. Can you vote and add a comment on our idea to help us on developing it, too.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18976/?

October 4, 2020 03:08

We recently found some useful tools for market research, and we wanted to share them with you! Jim Vileta Business Research Launchpad is a repository of resources organized by industry (e.g. healthcare, finance, etc): https://www.d.umn.edu/~jvileta/entrepreneurship.html
We found this helpful in strengthening our questionnaire and survey construction, and it helped us develop a stronger framework overall for our business plans. Sites like archive.org also have millions of free resources and datasets open to the public.

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Have a nice weekend, and keep it up!
Miru, Angela, and Sarah

October 3, 2020 15:53

With the pandemic hindering in-person collaboration, we wanted to share some resources that personally helped our team in working together remotely. Notion is a task-productivity tool that helps you organize tasks as a team and prioritize them by their level of importance. We found this incredibly useful in coordinating tasks and scheduling meetings! We also found the online whiteboard collaboration platforms Miro and Awwapp helpful as well, since they help users brainstorm ideas in a highly visual and customizable manner. Hopefully, this helps!

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Keep up the great work!
Sarah, Miru, and Angela

October 2, 2020 19:51

Dear fellow campus member,

I find your project highly innovative and needed in such a time as this, and I thought to stop by and check on your progress thus far and must say congratulations for your efforts so far.

We all need to put in more efforts to achieve our dreams. So I just wanted to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

Entrepreneurs make good use of opportunities to create new businesses and turn them into gains.
So they offer new and slightly different things. Such entrepreneurial spirit strongly contributes to the modernization of our economy.
Every year we see new products and technology.
All these products and technology aim to satisfy human needs in a suitable and beautiful way. Your idea is great. It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the very best. Thank you very much for implementing this wonderful idea.

And let\s I forgot, I wanna use this medium to appreciate your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular, I request your continuous support.

So finally before I go I would like to ask you.
How Do You Manage Risk
And Uncertainty In Business?

Suppose you about to launch a new product into the market and your initial survey indicated a 70 percent probability of achieving your desired market share. You conducted another survey and the results indicated only a 55 percent probability. Will you proceed with your initial market entry strategy? Call off the launch? Or Conduct the third survey?

I\m Inviting you to Contact me, on my page to learn strategies for managing risk and uncertainty in today/s business world. Will be expecting to hear from you soon.

Thank you!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam
CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand

October 2, 2020 19:50

Dear friend,
Greetings from Nigeria,
Finally you have submitted your idea project, well i'm very happy to be with you in this competition and will like to say to you congratulations and welcome to the campus I wish you all success in this College.
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.
I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it. So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow.
Today I wanna shear with you some tips on How To Future-Proof Your Business During A Recession.

No business is immune to the effects of recession, but you can take this steps to protect your business.

1/ INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY.
While this depends on the type of the business or product/s, incorporating technology will help you streamline will help your processes and make business more easier.

2/ CREATE A RUNNING LIST OF EXPANSION IDEAS.
The truth is you can/t predict the future, but the more ideas you have the better. Start Now! Create an list of ways your business could adjust to the needs your customers may have during a recession.

3/ CREATE AN ACTION PLAN.
Don/t wait until you notice business is slowing down before you take an action.
Create a go- to- market plan and of course, a financial plan.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me via my email [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @oneyoungperson / Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch.

Thanks!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam

CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand

October 2, 2020 15:59

We really appreciate your effort to reduce poverty in your community!

To successfully actualize your idea, we highly recommend using crowd-funding platforms with a global reach like Kickstarter and Indiegogo (or any famous ones within your nation). With users of Kickstarter and Indiegogo hailing from over 20 countries, this is also an effective way to launch your idea to the world, calling attention to social and economic issues at a global scale. When planning for accurately targeting your beneficiaries, we recommend the book "Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey Moore as well, which is great for learning ways to target niche markets.

We hope this helped!

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Thank you!
Angela, Miru, and Sarah

September 12, 2020 20:21

My dear [email protected], I am happy for the journey so far for all of us. It is September and perhaps we are in the middle of this great campus. In view of this, I am using this medium to thank you for supporting my idea with your comments and votes. I want you to understand that your support is very important to me and the people my idea seek to serve. Once again, to add to all my other comments on your idea, I am sharing with you further tips on traits of being a successful entrepreneur and how to acquire them.
If you are pursuing a dream for becoming a young successful entrepreneur you should know that there is no given recipe for becoming like one of the famous persons that inspire and motivate you all the time. However, there are some characteristics, which successful people share, that can be considered as the main ingredients or the salt and pepper of champion entrepreneurs.
History has shown that some people were at the right time at the right moment, while entrepreneurs have confirmed something else. No matter what the moment was, the ones who took risks succeeded.
According to entrepreneur.com successful people have the following traits:
Determined, Not afraid to take risks, Confident, Constant learners, Know how to deal with failure, Passionate about their businesses, Highly adaptable, Understand money management, Networking experts, Great at selling and promoting

Meanwhile, investopedia.com shares a list that includes these traits:
Passion and motivation, Risk taking, Self-belief, hard work and discipled dedication, Adaptability and flexibility, Money management, Business and market understanding, Planning, Networking abilities, They include failure in their plans and They kind of doubt themselves

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

September 12, 2020 18:32

My [email protected], Happy Month of September you. Two months into voting and commenting stage in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship competition, I really appreciate every one of us for how far we have come in this competition and still going. Once more, in addition to my previous comments on your idea, I am again sharing an article from the campus competition on the need to focus on support each other ideas and projects with comments.

Comments are an important part of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. One single comment is the first step for getting involved with the Entrepreneurship Campus community.

They help the campus community to be more dynamic and interactive. They create bonds between the campus members and they can also be the ground for dialogue and even long lasting friendships. In our daily life, we all enjoy comments that other people leave on our posts, either in social media posts or in blog posts. A comment, even a smiley face has the power to makes us feel good.

But, in the case of the campus competition, besides the fact that comments make us feel good and confident, comments are really helpful, because they can also provide free advice to our ideas and projects.

Also as highlighted by a recent article in the blog section of the campus competition on the importance of comments, two out of the five points of the Personal Activity Indicator are the following
1. The entrant personal engagement among the Entrepreneurship Campus community by commenting and giving advice to other entries.
2. The number of meaningful comments the entrant idea and project has received from the online Entrepreneurship Campus community.

Therefore, we must think about comments as a tool that can bring value to the person that reads it. It is true that this is a competition, but our ideas and projects will continue their development even when this edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition will end.

As a campus member, each of us would like to read meaningful suggestions and opinions about our specific entry. Hence, we on our part must post honest, unbiased, helpful, and unique comments on others projects and ideas. How

After reading someone else idea or project, you can express your opinion about the entry, congratulate the user for his or her initiative and efforts, or suggest something that would help the further development of the entry. Every single comment we post must be unique just like each of the ideas and projects is.

I hope this benefits our activities in the campus. In view of the above, I am requesting you to please consider voting and commenting on my idea Eduheal should you come online soon @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

September 4, 2020 13:52

It is important to have a clear sense of mission. Think about who will it benefit, what difference will it make, and how are you going to go about it? It helps to determine the level of social impact in the short and long term and how it will be measured and evaluated. This will also help in reaching the right audience and identifying your marketing and networking strategies.

September 1, 2020 19:25

Halo My Co 2020 Budding Contestant

As a serial entrepreneur in this 2020 platform, I think before me and you start interacting in this commenting and sharing phase on this

Achtundfunfzig German that is fifty eight day since comment commenced

Eins September, Zweitousendundzwanzig

Have you undergo online training?
What of BvC Course?
What of SEC course?
If No what are you waiting for, start now
If yes, you can proceed with the following questions from me below

Day 58

Who formed the quote below;

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are others who through their artistry and intelligence make the sun out of a yellow spot.

Who formed the above quote?

Campus members search the Brains versus Capital book and check the answer.

Day 59

Campus members did you know that the American doctor, psychiatrist and author Frederick Flasch points out that the creative act is not something that comes out of thin air, rather, it re arranges already existing facts, idea and systems, combining them with one another?

Day 60

Campus members and my co contestant 2020 what is a a visual axis? That is for an entrepreneur?

Did you know that the answer is A method for developing new perspectives for your idea?

Day 61

Campus members and my co contestant 2020 which of the following three points is unsuitable as a visual axis?

Convention
Nature
The Competitors in the markets

Campus members and my co contestant 2020 I want you to know that convention is veracious answer

Day 62

Campus members and my co contestant 2020 which entrepreneurial approaches could be used in addition to developing a creative entrepreneurial design based on countless approaches Brains versus Capital?

The best approaches are Me Too company launches.

Day 63

Campus members and my co contestant 2020 is Discover potential in what exists already is it part of Brains versus Capital course or social Entrepreneurship course? Campus members and my co contestant 2020 I urge you to search out

Day 64

Campus members and my co contestant 2020 did you know that the American economist Israel M. Kirzner emphasized this as well, he regarded discovering what exists as the entrepreneurs core business. This concept only appears to be a paradox. Something that already exists does not have to be re invented, but its significance and potential can nonetheless be interpreted in a fresh way and re discovered?

Please my co contestant, I urge to be focused, committed and share your ideas with others in this interactive phase, gut danke

September 1, 2020 19:20

I welcome you my co contestant to the month of September and am wishing you success in this competition.
My fellow contestant , this is my interactive guide from Day 58 to Day 64 for you.

Day 58

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are other who through their artistry and intelligence
Make the sun out of a yellow spot
Campus members did you know it is PABLO PICASSO?

Day 59

Commonly imitation and arbitrage, that is, the transfer of successful models that already approaches that initially and sound reasonable and were successful for a long time.

Campus members where will you find the above?

Day 60

Campus members, what is a visual axis?
for an entrepreneurship

Campus members, do you know the answer is a method for developing new perspectives for you idea?

Day 61

Campus members , which of the following three points is unsuitable as a visual axis?

Campus members do you know the answer?

The answer is convention

Day 62

Which entrepreneurial approaches could be entrepreneurial design?

Campus members where is the answer found from, Brains versus Capital?

The answer is Me too company launches

Day 63

Campus members do you know Discover potential in what exists already is it already part of the brains versus capital course, or help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects

Day 64

My fellow contestant 2020, I want to tell you today that an interesting story about Sergio Rial a Brazilian from who was been send to China to establish AMBO Bank but when he got there he discovered that Chinese ate the feet and legs of chicken that is been thrown away in Brazil, please

Check Brains versus Capital book and search through it

September 1, 2020 19:20

I welcome you my co contestant to the month of September and am wishing you success in this competition.
My fellow contestant , this is my interactive guide from Day 58 to Day 64 for you.

Day 58

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are other who through their artistry and intelligence
Make the sun out of a yellow spot
Campus members did you know it is PABLO PICASSO?

Day 59

Commonly imitation and arbitrage, that is, the transfer of successful models that already approaches that initially and sound reasonable and were successful for a long time.

Campus members where will you find the above?

Day 60

Campus members, what is a visual axis?
for an entrepreneurship

Campus members, do you know the answer is a method for developing new perspectives for you idea?

Day 61

Campus members , which of the following three points is unsuitable as a visual axis?

Campus members do you know the answer?

The answer is convention

Day 62

Which entrepreneurial approaches could be entrepreneurial design?

Campus members where is the answer found from, Brains versus Capital?

The answer is Me too company launches

Day 63

Campus members do you know Discover potential in what exists already is it already part of the brains versus capital course, or help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects

Day 64

My fellow contestant 2020, I want to tell you today that an interesting story about Sergio Rial a Brazilian from who was been send to China to establish AMBO Bank but when he got there he discovered that Chinese ate the feet and legs of chicken that is been thrown away in Brazil, please

Check Brains versus Capital book and search through it

August 24, 2020 21:22

Dear @Life basics Again, your idea is a great one. However, while reading through friends ideas and projects , I discovered that some of us are yet to understand the journey we have engage ourselves on, because we are not voting others ideas or projects and not even voting our own ideas or perhaps not visiting the platform in months and it looks as if our ideas or projects are just there looking for us to attend to them; why, because this is an institution and not just a competition. So in addition to my other comments on your idea or project, I am sharing with you a letter to all entrepreneurs from one of the campus articles; meant to encourage me and you in this journey we have decided to engage ourselves. So please read and get motivated.

Dear Young Entrepreneur,
How are you and your business today
Having stepped out to start your own business, let me first say a big congratulations to you
Your life is about to change, that is it, if it has not started changing already. I am writing this letter to let you know why I think so.
I know you are very busy and if you are not, you will soon be, so let me cut to the chase. Now an entrepreneur, time means a whole lot to you. As a matter of fact, it is your most vital currency, unfortunately, though, you do not and will never have so much of it.

When I first heard that you have decided to become an entrepreneur, to chart your own course in the crazy world of business, a part of me was really excited and then the other half was a bit worried.

Let me tell you about both halves, so you know.

I was excited because you have decided to walk a path in life that many people are so scared of taking. Too many people out there have dreamt of launching out and be an entrepreneur, of turning their idea into physical reality and build a real business from it, of giving their dream a chance to happen in the marketplace, but only a few have had the guts to take that bold step. For the rest, they simply continue to sit quietly in their couch of rationalizations or pretexts and stare at the screen of their business idea with the hope that one day everything will turn out perfect and then they would get up and do something about it.

I have seen many of such folks and I suspect you know some of them. I call such people the Dreamers United Football Club and nothing more. They prefer to just dream and dream about being an entrepreneur than to take steps to become one. They have a business idea, sometimes even more than one, but they hold themselves back from taking action. In their minds, their ideas are running on full production scale, but in reality, nothing is happening. They just stay put in their comfort zones and watch the caravan of time and opportunities drive past them. Well, I really do not blame them. Truth be told, being an entrepreneur is not breeze. It comes with its own level of stress, unknowns, and fears. And who likes stress, unknowns, and fears, anyway

Yet, you looked past those factors and still chose to do this, to put yourself on the line, to defy the odds and enroll yourself in this new profession the profession of starting an enterprise and seeing it grow and add real value to the lives of people and create sustainable wealth in the process. For this, I salute you.
Think of the number of lives your business will transform. The capacity you will develop. The jobs you will create. The mouths your business will feed. The innovations it will birth. The culture it will influence. The revenues it will generate. And the great contributions it will make to national and, yes, global development. Actually, your taking this step to start is the beginning of something monumental the birthing of a great future, more like it. So, you can now see why I am excited for you, right

Having said that, let me talk to you about why I am a bit worried.
Actually, I am not here to scare you off, but neither am I here to hide the stark realities from you.
So, I will say this to you, straight up. If I push your buttons in the process, please do not mind me.
I am only doing this for your own good.

Being an entrepreneur is not childs play. This is not bread and beans I am talking about here. I am talking about real involvement and commitment on your part. Starting and building a successful enterprise requires real work and sacrifices. lots of it.
For your information, there will be long and lonely nights.
There will be days when you question your sanity for taking this step. There will be days when customers, employees, suppliers, family members, or government will not be there to encourage you and you just have to encourage yourself. There will be days when it seems like the world is spinning so fast and you just cannot seem to get a hold of things or connect the dots. Days when you do not feel the usual juice to hit the street and make a sale. Days when the eyes of your rising costs and falling profits just refuse to blink. What would you do

Yes, I agree with you. Being an entrepreneur makes you free. You are free because you are now your own boss, but, mind you, you are not free from the responsibilities that such title places on you. You can choose to wake up and go to bed anytime you like, nobody will question you, but then remember you are an entrepreneur and it is your duty to stay responsible. Responsible entrepreneurs stay true to their commitments and they operate with a certain sense of urgency in the way they approach life and their goals. As an entrepreneur, your daily habits will have to change and you must be willing to give up short term pleasures to achieve long term gains.

This is not the time to play around. So, snap out of your wet dream and smell the coffee. Nobody is going to take you by the hand and lead you all the way to your destiny, toll free. The world is too busy to pamper you to success. You must learn to paddle your own boat and tell your own story. But as you do so with focus and diligence, here is the good news, help will begin to meet you along the way.

To build a successful business, you must stay discipline in the way you manage your time and priorities, manage relationships, deal with money, take care of your health, serve your customers, and how you deal with the issues of leadership. Do not let your small beginning make you small minded. The size of your vision really matters and must be taken seriously. And then always know why you do what you do; let your purpose guide and compel you to be the best version of yourself.

Trust me, being an entrepreneur is a different kettle of fish.
As an entrepreneur, you will not only be expected to change the way you think, but also to change the way you think about the things you think about. Remember you are not the only one in the market. There are many others like you out there. In business, they are called competitors. And they are there to compete with you and win over your customers. So, you must sit up and constantly look for better ways to have your customers fall and stay in love with you. Learn from your competitors. Of course, they have a lot to teach you, but in doing so, remember that you must not lose that very thing that makes you unique. Your uniqueness is your trump card, so guard it and never lose it.

And that reminds me. Having good products is good but please do not assume that because you have good products, it will always sell itself in the market. Well, that era has come and gone. In this era, your product must not only be good but you must also learn how to sell it well.

This is the mistake most young entrepreneurs make and I really do not want you to make the same mistake. So, if you do not know how to sell, then go learn it. As a matter of fact, if you do not know anything, go out there and learn it. There are countless of quality resources and good people out there who will be willing to teach you the right stuffs. But then when they teach you, please endeavor to take consistent actions and fine tune your process because only then will you improve and produce the results you seek.

Certainly, I cannot tell you everything you need to know in this letter but I promise to always stay in touch and write to you every so often. But I hope you can find meaning in what I have told you so far and get proactive. Please do not be scared. But even if you are, not to worry. Every great entrepreneur you have heard of had once experienced fears. When I started out as an entrepreneur years ago, I had my own fears too. So, you are not alone in this. It is normal. It shows you are human. But what I can say to you is that you should not let your fears stop you. Use them to your advantage.
Approach your business with boldness and grit. Let your fears open you up for quality learning and gratitude. You can pull this off and I believe so much in you. Just stay focused and positive. Stay honest with yourself, do the work involved, and never, ever lose sight of your big picture.

I got your back on this.

Dear friend, I hope this helps in motivating you to pick up from where you stopped and keep forging ahead

Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

August 24, 2020 07:14

Many social entrepreneurs build cognitive dissonance into their business models. Their beneficiaries (usually low-income families) have little in common with their customers (usually high income). My advice to you is to develop a business model in which the customer is as close to the beneficiary as possible

August 23, 2020 22:48

We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
At this juncture,I am saying a very big thank you to all my co-contestant in this competition.Thanks for being part of my life journey since 4th May 2020 till dare .
In the course of this competition I have successfully network with great minds,I have met great men and women from different parts of the world.
I can tell you whatever the result of the competition is I achieved a lots of my goals already. Because of the people I met and the network that I build.
You guys are simply amazing. The passion,drive and commitment for excellence is second to none.
Let's connect more to build a sustainable future for our children. Every single one of us hold a piece of what is required to build a right World were we can all survive. Whether you are a business person, or you are a carrier person, or you are someone who is working in whatever field. We have one home and we shear it together, we either protect it we fight for it. In fighting for the World together we fight for ourselves, in building a better World we build a better home for every single one of us, in building a better future we build a future for our children.
I supported your project. You are a great entrepreneur and your project will change this world!!:
Keep up the good work and also take a look at my IDEA at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18576/#vote-container
Let's continue supporting each other! And also I want to use this medium to invite you to join our WhatsApp group at: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LxYccH6uhZTGUcvhJzbE1g
Join the Entrepreneurship Campus WhatsApp group and let's continue to create a Peaceful and Sustainable World! And finally I will conclude by saying, Learn to inquire what you require from those who have acquire what you desire. It's quite important.

August 23, 2020 21:51

[email protected] Life basics, your idea is impressive. In addition to my other comments on your idea, I realize some of us do not think it is necessary to collaborate, vote and comment on each other ideas or projects, so, I am sharing with you the importance of us supporting each other even though we are in a competition.

As we all know, the voting process started here at the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition since 6 July and all Campus Members are excited.
But why it is important to vote one another, even if we are in a competition

When you vote and comment, you support the best ideas or projects. It is very important to give a vote to an idea or project you think is a good one and has possibilities to be implemented in the reality. Since the voting process is open to the public, some people can get undeserved votes and better ideas that are running in this competition can be left behind. That is why your votes and comment are important.

When you vote and comment, you support innovation and change. The selected ideas and projects have been selected by taking into account many criteria, among them the innovation and the change that an idea can bring to a community or country. This is very crucial for the development of poor communities and we believe change comes from youth, so if you consider any idea to be innovative, do not hesitate to VOTE for it. You can become part of change, indirectly.

When you vote and comment, you support a dream-This competition is about dreamers and young ambitious people who think they can change the world by first bringing change to their communities. Many of the accepted ideas or projects are now very important to the people who submitted them and they are hoping to get our VOTE and COMMENTS. Just a single Vote AND Comment can motivate each of us further to start implementing the ideas or projects even if they do not make it to the finals.

When you vote and comment, you give value to the world-Only people of value are able to give value to others and the world. As Einstein said once: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. By voting and commenting the most valuable ideas or projects you are adding value and contributing to the future of many people, although this might seem very utopic at the beginning.

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

August 22, 2020 18:05

Your idea is good and all i can wish you is best of luck because you can launch projects and ideas and take dozens of company public but you only have one shot at being party of your youth agenda. Best of luck

August 21, 2020 23:26

Hello Chritie, you are young and thinking very critically, congratulations. I am here to support you everyday until the last day of the votes, feel free to also read my idea https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17162/ vote and comment on it, keep it up the good work.

Manny Wang

August 20, 2020 02:01

Life Basics is an amazing idea! You are very confident about your future plans for this concept and it\'s definitely applicable to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the graphics are nice and cleanly edited, and you can go more in depth about the economy for the section \'\'sustainable development.\'\'

Your inclusion of the Pomodoro Technique is unique, because separating tasks into periods of 25 minutes and 5 minute breaks is definitely approachable and innovative for time management. I also like how you gave background about multidimensional poverty to highlight the current scenario.

Good luck, I wish you the best @Life Basics!

Jenn Abraham

August 20, 2020 01:50

Your idea is incredibly specific, and Life Basics has a clear purpose that many conceptual ideas still need to work on. Life Basics requires users to learn fundamental life skills, which is important in today's society, especially for youth. Your approach of the Pomodoro Technique is unique, because it's proven to help people focus on tasks but not a lot of individuals have heard about it!

Good luck to you and I hope you will go far with this idea!

Anna Yan

August 20, 2020 01:43

Hello!

Life Basics is definitely a thoughtful and well planned out idea! I like how your idea addresses the root cause of a failing economy and how the idea is organized into five categories! In addition, the pictures are very thoughtful.

You should definitely try to take the online entrepreneurship courses and I wish you luck!

Paul Onuh

August 19, 2020 22:13

@Christie Peng
@Life Basics

Thanks for your recommendation @rejuvenation of the tropical grassland from desertification.

I have been through, your idea @Life Basics.

It really wise of you to come up with such an innovative idea, which would go a long way towards making today's youths manage their responsibilities with maturity and self sufficiency.

I'll vote for you later, I promise.

Thanks

Paul,

August 19, 2020 16:02

Impressive [email protected] Basics. Your idea supposely to help individuals learn basics things in life is a wonderful one. To add to your solution, I am sharing with you a simple business plan to help you further refine your project for a successful implementation. Please note that this plan is not quite different from the requirements of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition.

: What problem will your business solve
PROMOTION: How will your target customers learn about your business
SOLUTION: What will your business provide to solve that problem
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: What will your business do better than the competitors
BUSINESS MODEL: How will your business make money
FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS: How much money do you need to start? How much will you earn every month And how much will you spend every month
TARGET CUSTOMERS: What type of people will purchase your products or services
FUNDING REQUIRED: How much money do you need to start the business

I honestly suggest that before you submit your idea or project, please ask yourself these questions and even if you have submitted your idea, do remember that we still have opportunity to refine our ideas and resubmit. I hope that you find this beneficial to your idea.

Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

I hope you will derive some benefits from this.

Finally, I have commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

August 19, 2020 05:49

Hi Christie! Your idea about "Life Basics" is really extraordinary.

Especially when it addresses the big problem in unemployment. I love how you design the posters, which by the way, is very attractive and informative. I really like your project as much! I hope that this idea will inspire more people, and bring impact to the world.

Your project would be more comprehensive if you consider the economic term, meaning to say, you put the estimation of the impact in the currency form. I hope that this feedback would be helpful for you.

Thank you for dropping by to my idea and commented on it. I wish you all the best, and see you on top!

Umar Imam

August 18, 2020 18:20

Hi Christie Peng.
unfortunately I couldn\'t vote now, my voting Time for today is gone, but will vote some other time, your idea is extraordinary, and it's brilliant that you're taking
initiative for especially the sustainable development goal of sustainable cities and communities.

Umar Imam

August 18, 2020 17:42

Hey Christie Peng, Congratulations on your idea! It has meaning and it can brainstorm solutions to work for a better world. You are a very young Entrepreneur I like your passion. I like your confident.
You have to know that in thinking of a better world, we have fantastic ideas.
But how do we present these ideas to society? We want to integrate into the Entrepreneurial world.
From all this, we want to help, innovate, reform according to the objective of our ideas.
You have to know that we must take care to control our ideas, put them out well, know the consequences, take sustainability into account, to name just a few.
We can then ask ourselves "how am I going to do for a good implementation? For the management? Will the company be able to benefit from what you will do? How will you do for the sustainability of your business? do you to meet the three level of sustainability? What are your advantages? "
In short, know what you really want and improve the vision you have. This is my support for you and you will always have my Vote.
Keep going and achieve your goals! And Let's talk more on WhatsApp: +2348085495616
Best of lucks!

August 18, 2020 15:07

Fantastic idea @ life basics. Your idea intending to help people learn more about various life basics is plausible. to add to your solution, i will suggest you consider the following:
The channel of learning or delivery, is it a classroom type weekly or weekend lesson programme or is it through the media
Who are the direct target beneficiaries of the learning
What is your business model
Who are your collaborators

Finally, Please consider enrolling in the campus online training; you will get the necessary knowledge and skills to further refine your idea for a successful implementation

Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

August 18, 2020 01:18

If you vote and comment on my idea Life Basics, I would love to support your idea and project through voting and commenting, or even send messages and updates!

I wish you the best of luck in your current and future endeavors!