Through his work as an insolvency barrister, Professor Mark Watson-Gandy was horrified to discover that many of the businesses he saw failing did so not because they were based on a bad idea but because of basic mistakes. Indeed, for instance in the UK 50% of new businesses don’t survive the first five years.

Spurred on by this, Professor Mark Watson-Gandy founded KidsMBA and, with a team of experts, developed the KidsMBA programme – an intensive 2-day course which provides an introduction for 12-15-year olds to the skills and know how needed when starting out in a business or self-employment. The course is now delivered under licence in 18 countries worldwide.

How to build successful business