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How one school made £350,000 from its local high street
Chris Dyson, a headteacher in one of the most deprived areas of the country, has discovered an untapped revenue stream: businesses that want to give back. Last year they helped him save £350,000 and now he says “money isn’t a problem at our school.” Chris explains how he does it, and how others can too.
- This’ll work for you if …
- 1. Get in touch with every local and national business in reach
- 2. “Sell them the dream” and share your challenges
- 3. Never turn anything down, never turn anyone away
- 4. Keep businesses sweet
- 5. Get press interest and businesses will come to you
- Contribute your own idea for boosting income
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