Participants are assigned a Business Coach, who will:

1) support them to identify their strengths and attributes

2) evaluate their issues

3) make referrals to appropriate resources

4) provide guidance, and

5) act as a resource person

Business Coaches support and monitor participants’ progress and motivates them to complete activities to widen their knowledge, expand their social and business connections, and learn from communicating and interacting with successful entrepreneurs.


Mentoring is an on-going supplementary mechanism to support participants who require industry-specific guidance beyond business coaching, workshops, and other program activities. Priority given to participants who have a solid business concept and are close to completing their business plan.

Business Workshops

Workshops enhance participants’ business skills and knowledge to support them to gain self-employment and/or operate a business. Each workshop emphasizes a practical approach to ensure participants are able to apply the knowledge and skills gained. Participants are required to attend 6 Business Fundamentals Workshops.

Business Pitch

Expert facilitators and business coaches will assist and empower young entrepreneurs to prepare their business pitches. This process will equip them with the ability to showcase their ventures effectively to create a high level of appeal.


Each networking session focuses on a theme and features a guest speaker (i.e., an industry/trade specialist, a business owner/self-employed individual). Participants develop new business connections and gain valuable knowledge from the speaker.

Business Shadowing

Business shadowing facilitates young entrepreneurs to gain industry experience and knowledge for their chosen venture. By accessing the business shadowing through volunteering and CO-OP opportunities in a similar industry environment, SET participants will understand the business operation, management, technicalities, pitfalls, and opportunities in real life.

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