Build-a-Business is a 4-week entrepreneurship program dedicated to teaching basic business skills to people with intellectual disabilities. Currently, Build-a-Business is partnered with SaskAbilities, where participants experience three workshops (Intro to Entrepreneurship, Intro to Budgeting, and Intro to Marketing) to build and develop their business ideas with students on the Enactus team. At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained over the weeks by sharing their business idea in a presentation and will be gifted a completion certification.
Our goal is to provide the participants with the tools and confidence to take their business idea to the next level and create a career or job for themselves. Build-a-Business helps show that entrepreneurship is possible for everyone! Last year in 2022, the workshops occurred in January and February, with plans of doing a second round of workshops in the upcoming winter 2023.
This project is in partnership with Saskabilities
Since the Project Inception
Nearly 4x more participants than previous years
Awarded $3,500 in start-up capital
Invested 260 hours from 4 members