10-Feb — 21-Feb, 2020 10 day event

Albany

Helping people startup and make money
doing what they love

Event Overview

People

Active attendees (3+ days)
37
Show-ups
Out of 60 Sign-ups

Days

8.1
Average days attended
Out of 10 day course

Where did people come from

For 10 days the PopUp Business School ran in Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre to help people start businesses and make their own money doing what they love.

Who came to the event

25%
75%
Male
Female

Event promotion

A huge amount of effort and work with our partners went into promoting the event and getting the message out to Albany and the surrounding areas.

How did people hear about us?


Attendance

This PopUp event had a variety of different workshops over the days we were there. But how long on average did participants stay for?

Average show-up

On average, we had 29 participants each day of the PopUp Business School course, most attended every day with some dipping in and out.
78%

People stayed for

8.1
out of
10
active days
day course
% of our active attendees per each of 10 course days.

Employment status

36% of the people who came along to the event told us they were unemployed at the time the event started.
There was a high number (39%) of self-employed people who came to the event.
36%
Unemployed
39%
Self-employed
39%
Run a business before
3%
Full-time employed
6%
Part-time employed
16%
Other:
Student - 8%, Retired - 6%, Volunteer - 2%,

Start-ups & Sales

One of the key points on an entrepreneurs journey is the first sale. The first time you hold that $10 profit in your hand. This can turn out to be the catalyst that drives you forward to build your business.
We do everything we can to help people reach their first sale with 62% achieving this during the course!
0%
start-ups
+ 41% almost ready
25% traded before
0%
made a sale
incl. 20% during Trade Show

Types of businesses created

25%

Retail Trade

17%

Accommodation and Food Services

13%

Education and Training

9%

Manufacturing

8%

Health Care and Social Assistance

8%

Arts and Recreation Services

8%

Other Services

4%

Administrative and Support Services

4%

Information Media and Telecommunications

4%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services


Impact on capabilities

At the PopUp Business School we track four main figures for people before and after the event. We ask people to rate where they are on a scale of 1-10.

Happiness

+2.0
6.8
8.8
How happy are you? Having a clear purpose in life helps people to feel happier and get more done. We uncover people’s purpose and business ideas and help them to feel it is achievable.

Confidence

+2.1
6.1
8.2
How confident do you feel? We measure this because we have found that it is one of the most important elements to someone’s success. If they are feeling confident they are more likely to take a chance and approach someone to make that sale and build their business.

Motivation

+1.9
7.0
8.9
How motivated are you? Motivation is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way. It is the desire or willingness to do something with real enthusiasm.

Business skills

+1.8
5.9
7.7
Do you feel you have the business skills you need to run your new business? Your level of skill in business and whether you believe you have the tools to succeed running the business you want to set up.

Self-efficacy

+1.4
6.3
7.7
This is the ability to get things done and your belief that they are possible. Your self-efficacy plays a huge role in how you approach goals and work and how you react to challenges.


Business support

Connecting attendees to the local business ecosystem

At the PopUp Business School Aotearoa we make sure new businesses stay connected by providing awareness of business network support in specific areas as needed. These connections are all about enabling business sustainability. Being aware of the Bookkeepers Assn NZ or Business Mentors NZ, for example, can provide business input allowing the business to strengthen its foundations and/or its direction.
+5
attendees

ATEED

business consultation
+8
attendees

Xero

1 mo free subscription
+4
attendees

Weebly

business support
+7
attendees

business.govt.nz

business support
+3
attendees

Work and income

business consultation
+6
attendees

Ministry of Social Development

business support
+4
attendees

PUBSA YouTube Channel

business support
+9
attendees

Changing Room

business support

Daily Speakers

Andu
Lordache

Claire
Hinton

Hannah
Anderson

Mid
Thomas-Savelio

Kaye-Maree
Dunn


Economic development


Attendees’ feedback

We asked the participants what their Lightbulb moments were at the event. Also they left the messages for our partners and assessed our team’s efforts.
Focus on my support skills for other businesses - prototyping & zero waste.
Finding My Why, I have nothing to loose, Make it simple. Sell what you love,and never give up.
The speakers, all showing the struggles we all have in running a small business and not to give up.
How my perfectionism, fear & self-doubt has been inhibiting my progress significantly.
Sell before you create, bootstrap business. Expect rejection keep going. Done is better than perfect.
Focus on my support skills for other businesses - prototyping & zero waste.
Finding My Why, I have nothing to loose, Make it simple. Sell what you love,and never give up.