12 entrepreneurs aged 11 to 15 came to Madame Tussauds Sydney, for the first Sydney edition of the global program, MINIBOSS Business School, teaching young people business skills and entrepreneurship.
The students learnt about the 250-year-old brand, then got to know the attraction, exploring the 11 interactive zones on a private tour before advising the business leaders on how to become more successful.
“I chose Madame Tussauds Sydney because it’s part of an amazingly successful brand that has been around for 100s of years, and I really wanted my students to learn how to start and maintain a successful business.”Elena Chirich, Director of the MINIBOSS Business School Australia
Mikayla McGlone, Operations Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney, took the bright young minds through an interactive masterclass on continuing to grow a multi-million-dollar business.
The class covered the history of the company, from the artistry of Marie Tussaud in the 1700s, through to the latest celebrity wax figure, Harry Styles. Harry was unveiled in July alongside seven other Harry Styles figures simultaneously launched around the globe by Madame Tussauds.
The students asked questions from “How do you choose which celebrities to imortalise?” and “How are the figures made?” to “Which customers bring in the most revenue?”
After breaking out into workshop groups, they presented their ideas on how to make the business more profitable, which included creating a series of collectable mini figures.
“We were thrilled to host the first Sydney MINIBOSS Business School. We really wanted these little entrepreneurs to have fun and loved hearing their ideas on how to make our business even better.”Mikayla McGlone, Operations Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney