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Barking and Dagenham students test business acumen and raise money in entrepreneurship week

PUBLISHED: 12:30 30 December 2019

Dagenham's Anjum Ridita, 20, and Hasnahena Hossain, 21, both sold cupcakes for charity during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019. Picture: BDC.

Dagenham's Anjum Ridita, 20, and Hasnahena Hossain, 21, both sold cupcakes for charity during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019. Picture: BDC.

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Students have raised money for Cancer Research UK in a test of their business skills.

With a start-up budget of £50, teams of three business students from Barking and Dagenham College set up small enterprises to sell goods and services to peers and staff.

Hasnahena Hossain and her team decided to sell cupcakes. The project came as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019.

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"It was great that the college gave us a platform on which we could learn to run our own businesses'," said the 21-year-old.

They made £37 profit, which is going to the cancer charity.

Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to encourage more people to start their own businesses and overcome barriers for start-ups.

Andre Arundell, a business coach and business lecturer at the college, said: "It was an opportunity for them to apply the theoretical aspect of their learning into a more practical concept, to gain an understanding of enterprise such as costing, marketing, sales, customer service and visual display."

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