Yesterday the marketing team had a day off from their usual duties to learn how to be entrepreneurs.
In the morning we heard some motivational words from our co-founder Rich, Kathryn Hibbert who is the author of the book Free, and the lovely Bronte who was our very first people person here at innocent but who now runs Scandinavian Kitchen. Bronte was also kind enough to supply lunch.
Then once we'd stuffed as many open sandwiches and slices of cake into our face-holes as possible, we were set to work.
In teams of four and with £20 to spend, our challenge was to create a product or service to sell at a fair on the ground floor at Fruit Towers that afternoon at 4.45pm. Our customers each had £10 worth of counterfeit currency to spend, and 30 minutes in which to spend it.
Team one decided to sell some classic innocent memories, including signed photos of the three founders.
Jon's photo was quick to sell out.
Team two had flowers, sweets and tea towels for sale on their stall.
Team three made personalised name plates for everyone who came to the fair.
And team four sold the leftover cake from lunch, kisses, and appointments with a fortune telling monkey.
Team two made the most profit, so they won the competition, but it was a fun day for all involved.