Young Enterprise Ideas – How About Branded USB Memory Sticks

If you’re one of the expected 250,000 students this year that are participating in the Young Enterprise programmes and you’re scratching your head trying to come up with that “killer” idea then you might want to consider selling USB memory sticks that are branded (printed or customised) in some way.

Branded USB memory sticks are incredibly popular at the moment because they’re so easy to use, they’re small and portable and they come in a great range of styles and colours. At school or university they are an absolute necessity but today loads of people use them at home and at work to store and carry around their own personal files.

School USB Flash Drives

Businesses are also using them by the bucket load to give-away to their customers or to hand out to prospective customers at shows, exhibitions and events. Typically businesses will pre-load the USB sticks with sales brochures, presentation files or media files before they are handed out – this way they can offset the cost the USB sticks by saving they make by not printing their sales collateral.

University Flash Drives

Because of their popularity there are lots of opportunities to sell USB memory sticks printed with a brand or logo including selling them to your fellow students in your school shop. Your other sales targets include teachers, lecturers, parents and friends. If your school holds sports days, award ceremonies, stages plays or has musical performances then you could record these and load the video footage and/or photographs onto the USB sticks and sell them to pupils and parents.

Of course there is nothing stopping you selling the idea of branded USB sticks to local businesses and really going for it and taking on the current suppliers. Realistically though it makes sense to go one step at a time and target one opportunity and the most popular option so far has been to get USB sticks produced with the school logo or crest on and sell them through the school shop.

The first step is to find a supplier and ideally a sympathetic one that will offer you payment terms on your order meaning you won’t have to pay upfront for them. This way you’ve got around a month to sell some before you have to pay for them and you won’t have to deal with one of the big headaches of starting a business and that’s cash flow!

USB2U have been supplying branded (and unbranded) USB memory sticks to Young Enterprises participants for a number of years on the following terms:

  • Free design support using their team of in-house designers. So, if you’ve got an idea but need someone to bring it to life then just chat through your requirement and their designers will weave their magic on their Apple Macs
  • Free Print Set-Up and Origination. When you order printed USB memory sticks it’s typical to get charged for the artwork to be “set-up” before the sticks are printed but for Enterprise Groups these fees are waived.
  • Free Lanyards (neck straps) – these come in a variety of different colours and are available with every order.
  • Discounted packaging and gift box options
  • 30-Day trade terms on all orders. You won’t have to pay for your branded USB memory sticks until 30 days after delivery! (to qualify the order needs to sent to your school or university)
  • Wide choice of styles and memory sizes and you can select different colours and sizes in a single order.

If you think branded USB memory sticks might be suitable for your Enterprise project then get in touch with USB2U – you can email, pick up the phone (it’s a Freephone number so you won’t have to pay for the call), fill in the on-line quote form or “chat” to the team in real time using their web based chat system!

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