Workshop and Awards Events

 In the April Holidays we will have a  workshop and awards day on Thursday 5 April 2018. I have the use of the school I teach at in Fish Hoek for the venue but if anyone has a better one please let me know, it must be free.

These workshops are free to traders and will include an activity and a short social after.

We have a special guest speaker and awards in 8 categories:

Product innovation, Salesmanship, Stall presentation and display, Branding and marketing, Online excellence, Accounting excellence, Sustainablility & environmental innovation (incl Waste 2 Wealth), Overall Entrepreneurial Brilliance.

We will start at 10:30 am with the presentation and awards and then a little party. This will finish at 12:30 and I will be available to offer any of the modules in the afternoon:

1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!                                             
6) Strategic planning for the longer term.

All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real.
Workshops are free to traders, please mail to book. Non traders are asked to contribute to costs if possible.
I’d dearly love to find some sponsorship so I can take a bit of time to refine, publish and write more. These cost me about R50 per child or R1000 per event. Any contributions are most welcome.

Venue: Peak Academy, 1st Floor of the Triangle Square Building, 49 First Avenue, Fish Hoek.  Gmap I will have a banner outside. Entrance is through the white gate next to Horton’s Bake shop and up the stairs. There is heaps of parking in the lot across the road. Many thanks to Peak Academy for hosting us!

If you are working and need the kids to be dropped earlier let me know and we can make a plan or organise lifts. We plan to be finished by 3pm, again if you are at work and need to make a plan for lifting let me know.

Book by emailing





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Everyone is welcome at these events and as always all suggestions and assistance gratefully accepted. There is no charge for kids who are trading or planning to trade.

Any assistance with the event itself, refreshments, transport, sponsorship of prizes and certificates would be most gratefully accepted as this is a self funding NPO.


Please RSVP with a mail to as spaces are limited to 20 per workshop.