SBS Learn & Tara launches new Small Business Secrets educational resources
28 November 2017
SBS Learn and Small Business Secrets today launched a series of new online educational resources, which bring to life the experiences of Australian entrepreneurs to help students understand the realities of owning and running a business. The interactive resources were designed for teachers, by teachers, with SBS Learn teaming up with business educators from Tara Anglican School for Girls in Sydney.
Whitney Fitzsimmons, Executive Producer, Small Business Secrets, said: “The new SBS Learn business-focused resources will help provide teachers with the tools to put business learning into a real-life context. There’s really no one-size-fits-all approach to running a business and each of the individual case studies highlight the unique challenges and opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.”
Teachers Jane Wong, Melissa Losco and Mark Swainson from Tara Anglican School for Girls collaborated with SBS Learn and Small Business Secrets to adapt the real-life business stories into classroom resources for secondary students. Australian curriculum and learning outcomes from Economics and Business Studies were also used, to ensure that the resources would assist educators to develop practical lessons for students.
Jane Wong, Social Sciences Teacher, Tara Anglican School for Girls, said: “SBS Learn features a range of relevant resources that add another dimension to textbook learning. As a teacher, it’s great to have had the opportunity to develop these resources first-hand with SBS, which will be invaluable in helping to demonstrate to students just how diverse running a business can be.”
Each of the ten case studies have been designed to inspire and educate students about entrepreneurship, the essentials of building a business plan and overcoming business challenges, while providing practical insight into operating a business to aid their learning.
The case study of supermarket staple Carman’s Fine Foods shows students how businesses can grow to scale significantly, while Broadband Solutions shares insight into the very different experience of setting up an enterprise for business customers. The case studies of Booktopia and Koala reveal the opportunities that can be found using the internet to transform traditional buying experiences.
To access SBS Learn resources including the new Small Business Secrets case studies, visit www.sbs.com.au/learn