The Process

All Central Coast state and private high schools will be asked to nominate one Year 11 Business Studies student to participate in the YES Program.


What is the nominated student required to submit?

  • A typed business plan (4-10 A4 pages) submitted in PDF format
  • A personal profile (250 - 300 words) submitted in PDF format
  • A letter of permission signed by the student's parent/guardian


What must the business plan include?

  • Business goals (including target market)
  • Product or service description
  • How the business is to operate
  • Who will be needed to run the business
  • How the business will be marketed


What are the key features we look for?

  • Originality and creativity
  • Clarity and relevance
  • The student's ability to pitch their idea to an audience
  • A demonstrated understanding of the workings of a business
  • Passion, integrity and commitment


What happens next?

Schools on the Central Coast will be invited to nominate a student and forward their business plan to the Wild fig Service Alliance.

The top 6 finalists will be invited to pitch their business idea to Wild Fig members and guests at a breakfast meeting at Isle De France, Terrigal. Each finalist will have 3 minutes to pitch their idea followed by 3 minutes of Q & A moderated by a panel of Wild Fig members. The winners will be presented with their prizes at the Wild Fig breakfast meeting at Isle De France, Terrigal in November.

If you are interested in entering the Wild Fig Service Alliance YES Awards, please Like our Facebook page and look out for further details once entries open.


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