Plan your own enterprise competition

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Plan Your Own Enterprise competition


The CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise competition encourages secondary school students to apply their business education to a real life scenario.

Working individually or in small groups, participants are asked to devise a creative enterprise idea and submit a business plan, explaining how their great idea could become a profitable business.

For teachers, the competition is a valuable tool to enhance the business education curriculum. For students, it helps to build valuable work and life skills.

CPA Australia partners with Business Educators Australasia to support teachers in developing the next generation of business leaders. Accounting is more than number crunching - the competition requires business insight, practical financial skills and a creative flair for problem solving - all of which are hallmarks of the CPA designation.

2016 competition winners

The 2016 Plan Your Own Enterprise competition winners were announced at a special event at CPA Australia’s Melbourne office in October.

The individual category was won by Sarah Matthias of Loreto Normanhurst, NSW. Her business idea was Waffles on Wheels, a mobile food truck in the Sydney region.

The group category was won by James He and Anthony Vanderkop from The Hutchins School in Tasmania. Their business, Swavoury Crepes, provides crepes to Hobart residents.

Congratulations to the winners.