23Nov Tommie Rose – A Young Entrepreneur Not To Be Stopped!
Tommie Rose is a budding entrepreneur who’s identified a real need in the market place. Through hard work and a focus on his customers, he has created a successful business that employs 2 other people. Tommie supplies sweets and snacks to his friends in his school and has generated a profit of £14,000 which he is going to use towards his university fees. That’s if his school doesn’t continue with their plan to suspend him – apparently, they don’t like what he’s doing!
Apparently Tommie’s business empire is under threat because his school, Buile Hill High School, Salford, says it breaches their strict healthy-eating policy and he has been accused of running a ‘black market’ on sweet treats.
He’s already created ‘jobs’ for two of his best mates, paying them £5.50 a day and Tommie has ambitious plans to study for a business degree from prestigious Oxford or Cambridge, and says the money he’s raising will help him do that.
I can’t help thinking that Tommie should be ‘encouraged’ for his efforts – 3D Businesses ‘champion their champions’ and encourage, support and reward and recognise the behaviours that they want (It’s 3D Characteristic #5: Create An UBER Culture). From their actions, it would appear that the school don’t want this ‘maverick’ approach.
What about your business – do you support the behaviours you want?
- How do you ‘reward and recognise’ those behaviours?
- Do you know what those behaviours are?
- Do your people?