Key Phases

The following outline describes the major tasks your company is expected to accomplish:

  • Understand JA Company Programme and programme learning objectives
  • Get to know your volunteer business advisors and establish a working relationship with other company members
  • Set personal and company goals for your participation in the programme
  • Formulate JA Company Purpose, Vision and Mission
  • Select JA Company Name
  • Review specific JA company leadership opportunities and assign company responsibilities

  • Refine company vision and mission, as needed
  • All team members to assume the respective job and leadership responsibilities
  • Understand what is “design thinking” and how it can be used as a problem framing and solving process and a bridge between creativity and innovation
  • Discover the key activities involved in organizing and operating a business using “Business Model Canvas” model
  • Complete the business plan and raise capital
  • Develop departmental plans including:
    • the product/service offering
    • a product/service pricing plan
    • sales and marketing plan
    • operations plan
    • remuneration plan
    • technology management plan
    • corporate sustainability plan
    • financial control records
  • Leverage the use of technology to improve learning, information gathering, planning, communication, collaboration, purchases, financial control, and decision making
  • Establish production and sales goals for your product or service given the anticipated sales and production volumes

  • Produce and market a product or service using all resources efficiently
  • Learn the basic components of a typical sales presentation
  • Conduct production and sales training
  • Understand the importance of quality control in the production process
  • Specify technology requirements to support planning, staffing, design, production, marketing, sales, service delivery, and financial control
  • Monitor progress towards the company goals and maintain complete production, sales, personnel and financial records
  • Develop creativity and resourcefulness, problem solving, leadership, communications, teamwork and financial skills
  • Take and manage calculated risks and learn from mistakes
  • Review your learning and complete the Personal Action Plan

  • Conclude company operations including:
    • Complete production and sales
    • Close the company books and distribute final wages, commissions, and dividends
  • Prepare an Annual Report that clearly explains the company process and results to shareholders
  • Define dividend and explain how dividends are determined and paid
  • Hold an Annual General Meeting
  • Compete for individual and team awards
  • Celebrate your company’s success!
  • Review your learning and complete the Personal Action Plan