Students’ business success makes a difference to social enterprise MsMissMrs

Students’ business success makes a difference to social enterprise MsMissMrs

Issued: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:56:00 BST

MsMissMrs graduates presenting big cheque to Sylvia Douglas

A Glasgow initiative which seeks to empower vulnerable women and girls is benefiting from the entrepreneurial talents of Adam Smith Business School students.

MA in Business and Management students on the Business Start-Up course, gave a cheque for £1,000 to Sylvia Douglas, Founding Director of social enterprise MsMissMrs, on the day they graduated.

The money was raised by the students’ trading activities ranging from a beauty scrub business to a marketing business start-up consultancy. As part of their course they learned about social and community entrepreneurship and went on to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

Sylvia Douglas also worked with the students as a guest lecturer and shared her experience of starting the social initiative, growing it and making it sustainable.

The students’ micro-business ideas began at Global Entrepreneurship Week, when groups of four pitched their business concepts and received valuable feedback from audience members.

MsMissMrs is a Glasgow-based initiative which seeks to empower vulnerable females through delivering workshops on self-care and improving confidence and self-esteem. This money will fund 2 workshops for 11-13 year-olds and pay for childcare for young mums so they can take a self-development workshop.

Sylvia Douglas said: “It was incredible how the students took theory and learning and went out there and sold a product. The money they donated will make a lot of difference to us.”

Dr Jillian Gordon, who coordinates the Business Start-Up course said she was delighted with the students and emphasised the value of taking students out of the classroom to practice their entrepreneurial skills. / 0141 330 5463