Welcome to my virtual in-depth presentation! My name is Grace Zhang, and I am a grade 9 TALONS student. Over the past few months, I have been pursuing the idea of creating a small business intended to gain and practice critical entrepreneurial skills while supporting a worthwhile cause. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my work with you!
If you would like to view my presentation as a PDF, please follow this link: HeartFeltFriends.pdf
Thank you for taking the time to join me here tonight; I really appreciate it! If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave a comment down below, and I will respond as soon as possible.
May 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm
Wow! I absolutely LOVE your presentation! So cool!
May 25, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Thanks Emma! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
May 25, 2020 at 6:08 pm
Woah, Grace! Your presentation perfectly showcases all the hard work you’ve dedicated to your In-depth. I love all your ideas!
May 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm
Thank you Lara! I love your presentation too – your monologue was amazing!
May 25, 2020 at 7:21 pm
You’re presentation is so awesome Grace! I love the design and your in-depth topic is so cool!
May 26, 2020 at 2:01 am
Thanks so much Brianna! I’m so happy to hear you liked it!
May 26, 2020 at 1:58 am
Your felt friends are so adorable!
May 26, 2020 at 2:02 am
Thank you Mel! I’m so glad you like them!
May 26, 2020 at 2:02 am
Grace!!! Your project is amazing, you’ve accomplished so much! Really beautiful poster of your process, and your little plushies are so so soooo adorable! Great work!
May 26, 2020 at 2:05 am
Thank you so much Indah! I loved your dance videos too!
May 26, 2020 at 2:18 am
You learned so much from your mentor, Sharon. Where is this business going to take you next?
May 26, 2020 at 2:21 am
Yes, I really appreciate everything Sharon has done for me! I hope to sell my products in entrepreneur fairs and events after social distancing measures are released and continue to fundraise for worthwhile charities!
May 26, 2020 at 2:23 am
Your small business looks amazing. Everything from the name to the final product is very creative! Good luck with launching your plushies!
May 26, 2020 at 2:25 am
Thank you so much for your encouragement! I’m glad you enjoyed!
May 26, 2020 at 2:32 am
Love this small business idea! What inspired you to make this specific product to sell?
May 26, 2020 at 2:34 am
Thank you! I was encouraged by my mentor to create a product that was different from others available in the marketplace, and I thought this was a creative twist on traditional stuffed animals.
May 26, 2020 at 2:34 am
Wow! Great job, Grace! I hope that you continue your journey as an entrepreneur! ly~
May 26, 2020 at 2:36 am
Thank you so much Joanna! I’ll definitely try to! I love you too!
May 26, 2020 at 2:38 am
Where do you get your inspiration for your creations? They are so adorable! I am also wondering how you choose what charities to support?
May 26, 2020 at 2:45 am
Hi Ms. Chambers!
Thank you for stopping by! My creations were inspired by plush items I made for a school entrepreneur fair three years ago. I improved upon the design and showed them to my mentor to ask for her insight. To answer your second question, I chose to support the BC Children’s hospital because I was inspired by my mentor, who was also donating a percentage of her profit to this cause. However, I hope to donate to other charities too in the future!
May 26, 2020 at 2:52 am
Your products looks so cool and this whole thing is really creative and cute!
May 26, 2020 at 2:53 am
Thank you Avery! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed!
May 26, 2020 at 3:29 am
That is amazingly professional great job!
May 26, 2020 at 3:30 am
May 26, 2020 at 3:33 am
This is so cool Grace! I love how you combined handmaking felt creatures with running your own business.
May 26, 2020 at 3:34 am
Thanks Simran! I really enjoyed learning new skills while doing something familiar to me.
May 26, 2020 at 3:48 am
Wow! This looks really awesome! I can tell you’ve really put your passion into the project. 🙂
May 26, 2020 at 3:49 am
Thanks Mike! I really enjoyed your games too!
May 26, 2020 at 3:54 am
Hey Grace! I love how cute your stuffies are!
What would you say was the biggest challenge for you throughout this whole project? How were you able to overcome it?
May 26, 2020 at 4:02 am
Thank you! I’m glad you like them! The biggest challenge (apart from social distancing) was finding the best solution for shipping my products, since fees can be extremely expensive! I adapted by creating smaller sizes and integrating some of the shipping costs into the product itself to prevent this factor from discouraging customers.
May 26, 2020 at 6:56 am
This is so cute Grace! Is business one of your career options for the future? Great work!
May 26, 2020 at 4:28 pm
Thank you Makenzie! It’s definitely something I see myself pursuing on the side, but I think that I would like to just keep it as a hobby for the time being.