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Our project is dedicated to supporting elderly business owners in maximizing foot traffic to their establishments by harnessing the power of digital platforms.
Ricardo Germer - 項目發起人
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Language barriers often pose challenges for non-Cantonese speakers in finding and engaging with local businesses. 

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The Empowering Elderly Entrepreneurs project seeks to leverage digital solutions to enhance the visibility and accessibility of businesses owned by elderly entrepreneurs. By setting up their establishments on search engines and social networks, providing translation services, and fostering community engagement, we aim to empower these entrepreneurs, improve their lives, and generate increased foot traffic and revenue for their businesses. Through our efforts, we strive to create a more inclusive and prosperous local economy while bridging the gap between diverse communities.

How do we start from 0 to 1

Action Plan:

Establish a Digital Presence:

  • Provide training sessions and workshops to educate elderly entrepreneurs on the importance of digital presence and how to set up their businesses on search engines and social networking platforms.
  • Assist entrepreneurs in creating professional profiles and listings on popular search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information about their businesses.
  • Help entrepreneurs create business pages on social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, enabling them to engage with customers, promote their products or services, and share updates about their establishments.

Language Accessibility:

  • Collaborate with local translation services or volunteers to offer Cantonese to English translation services for business banners, ensuring that key information is accessible to non-Cantonese speakers.
  • Develop a user-friendly online platform or mobile application where entrepreneurs can submit their banners for translation. This platform can also provide translation assistance for other marketing materials, such as flyers or brochures.
  • Organize workshops or language exchange programs to encourage communication and understanding between elderly entrepreneurs and non-Cantonese-speaking residents, fostering a more inclusive and welcoming environment.

Community Engagement:

  • Organize community events that showcase the products or services offered by elderly entrepreneurs, providing them with opportunities to connect with potential customers and build relationships within the community.
  • Collaborate with local community centers, schools, or organizations to create mentoring programs where experienced entrepreneurs can share their knowledge and expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs, fostering intergenerational connections.
  • Establish a network or association specifically for elderly entrepreneurs, providing them with a platform to support and learn from each other, share resources, and collectively address common challenges they face.

Marketing and Promotion:

  • Develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to raise awareness about the Empowering Elderly Entrepreneurs project, targeting both local residents and tourists.
  • Utilize various channels such as social media, local newspapers, radio, and community bulletin boards to promote the businesses of elderly entrepreneurs and highlight their unique offerings.
  • Encourage positive reviews and testimonials from satisfied customers, which can be shared on digital platforms and used as social proof to attract new customers.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Regularly assess the impact of the project by tracking the number of businesses that have established a digital presence, the increase in foot traffic and revenue, and the satisfaction levels of elderly entrepreneurs.
  • Collect feedback and suggestions from entrepreneurs, community members, and stakeholders to continuously improve the project's effectiveness and address any emerging needs or challenges.
  • Share success stories and case studies to inspire other communities and organizations to replicate similar initiatives, amplifying the impact of the Empowering Elderly Entrepreneurs project.

By implementing this action plan, the Empowering Elderly Entrepreneurs project can effectively enhance the visibility and accessibility of businesses owned by elderly entrepreneurs. This will lead to increased foot traffic, revenue, and community support, creating a more inclusive and prosperous local economy.

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who are we

  1. We are a small group of students from St Hilary's Primary School.


 

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