Business It Up has launched a new program called BusinessONE!
What is the BusinessONE Program?
The BusinessONE Program provides the opportunity for students with a range of skills to work as a team and provide consulting and specialised services to businesses with limited resources. The length of the program lasts for at least 1 semester, but students can continue with the same business if the business requires further assistance. This program is strictly only for UNSW undergraduate students.
What will you get out of it?
1. Get real experience: Utilise your skills in a commercial setting in your field of specialty.
2. Develop team work and leadership skills: Work in a tight-knit team and even lead your own team.
3. Help the community: Apart from helping the business grow, we want the business to be socially responsible and give back to the community.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR DESIGN, IT AND BUSINESS STUDENTS NOW!
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SIFE UNSW assisted a number of businesses such as: Tania’s Chocolate Pizza, a one-woman operation that makes, sells, and delivers chocolate pizzas; Tribal Tea, a tea business that sells a range of healthy tea blends; and The Other Shop, a boutique online fashion store that retails specialized designer clothing.
Business IT Up members were successful in raising a greater awareness of their clients’ small businesses through the Internet. Their e-commerce stores, both modified and developed from scratch, received over 53,600 hits. This led to an average increase in client revenue for the three businesses by 27% over 6 months. The team also created and updated Facebook pages for each business to increase brand awareness – the number of active users of pre-existing client pages increased by over 60%.
Market evaluation reports were also thoroughly developed for all three businesses. These reports examined the competitive environment these businesses operated in and suggested possible changes to their business models and operations.