We were really pleased to be asked to get involved in a great project to help young people get a head start in business recently.
The Creative Enterprises students from Burnside Business and Enterprise College visited our store and were introduced to our very own Maz who talked to them about marketing and promotion, plus what we are planning on doing to drive the business forward over the coming months.
The students then started working on some 'what if' scenarios and used Hamiedog in a brilliant mock up featuring a music/fashion event that could be held locally.
We were really impressed with their ideas and how interested they were in learning about the daily challenges linked with running a small independent fashion store like ours.
Working with the local community like this is very important, especially to students who may well become the shop owners of the future.
We wish them all the best of luck in their future plans and we hope to see them again soon - who knows, one day we might be neighbours!
Thanks to Lee Casey and everyone involved at This is Creative Enterprise. Visit their site at http://www.thisiscreativeenterprise.com and don't forget to keep up to date with all local happenings at Our Whitley Bay.