Page 1: Introduction
Most people are familiar with the names of large businesses such as Marks & Spencer and Heinz. Although some may not realise many of today's famous large companies were initially very small. They were started by either one person or a small group of people. This case study demonstrates the vital role performed by small businesses and is sponsored by The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). www.nfte.co.uk
NFTE is an international nonprofit organisation introducing young people to the world of business and entrepreneurship. It teaches them how to develop and operate their own legitimate small business. This is done by involvement in a practical "hands-on" entrepreneurship, teaching curriculum supported with quality materials and resources for both teachers and students. NFTE has been particularly successful in motivating under-achieving young people to develop business skills through experiential learning.