Entrepreneur and Market Project

Possible project

Steve Jobs’s Advice for Entrepreneurs


Company Logo Success Criteria

  1. Include at least two interesting/contrasting/bright colours in your logo.
    Note: Red is observed to be the most frequently used logo colour.
  2. If you have text in your logo, ensure is written in a font that is easy to read (it should be big).
    Note:  White is observed to be the most frequently colour in logos that include the company’s name.
  3. You are encouraged to use round shapes in some part of your logo.
  4. You may or may not include your company’s name in your logo.


Intermediate Market Price List 

  • Business Permit/Table Rental/Security Deposit – $5
    ($2 of this fee will be refunded when area is cleaned up after market)
  • Replacement Business Permit- $1
  • Electrical Permit – $10 (must also bring a power bar)
  • Poster Ads –
  • Fee for lost handouts – $1/sheet
  • Late Fee for Final Report – $1/day
  • Fridge use – $1/hour
  • Reheating – $1/reheat
  • School PA Ads – $10 for a 30 second ad
  • Outside Staff/Performers – $10/hour


Introducing the Intermediate Market!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are writing to let you know about an exciting event that all intermediate students will be involved in during the next month.

The market event will allow students to become business entrepreneurs, as they work in groups to develop a business plan to sell an original product or a service at the market event.

This will take place all day on Tuesday, February 12th, from 10 am until 2 pm, in the school gym. Students will be opening up stalls to sell their chosen product or service to visiting groups of “consumers” (younger students, parents and guardians and other community members).

This project supports the Grade 7 and 8 curriculum for Language, Math, Drama and Geography, as students will be creating marketing materials, keeping a balance sheet and applying the knowledge that they are gaining from the Grade 8 “Economic Systems” unit.

In order to provide students with an authentic business experience, we are asking that each student contribute $20 in capital to their group. This may be in the form of cash or student credits. Please contact your child’s Core teacher or the school’s Administration, if you require financial assistance to support your child in this activity.

Students will then make joint decisions about the use of their capital to set up their business: purchasing materials, business permits, stall licenses, etc. Teachers will be closely monitoring the financial activities of each group and each group will be required to submit a balance sheet at the end of the event. Any profit made by the group will then be distributed equally among the group members.

Please ensure that your child has submitted their $20 capital contribution to their Core teacher by Monday, January 28th 2013. If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s Core teacher in the usual way.

We look forward to welcoming you to Earl Grey on … Stay tuned.


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