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Small Business Entrepreneurship

Program Description

Armed with a healthy curiosity ours is a world full of opportunity just waiting to be unearthed and explored! This claim certainly encompasses the exciting and challenging world of small business ownership. But this also begs the question "are people born entrepreneurs" or is it a skill that can be acquired? In this class we argue the latter, equipping you with the knowledge, resources, and processes necessary to launch your own business. 

Integrated throughout the program are communication, critical thinking, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. Through project-based learning students will apply the business concepts they learn to their own a real business model. As students learn how to be an entrepreneur, they gain skills in decision making, information analysis, business presentation, and self-reliance.

Small business entrepreneurship STUDENTS LEARN:

  • Researching and evaluating the local business climate and one's own skill set
  • Generating and developing business ideas
  • Business presentation and professional communication skills
  • Employment readiness skills
  • Conducting business feasibility studies, bootstrap financing, and Lean Canvases 
  • Setting business strategy and engaging in daily business operations, including marketing and finance 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Certification offered to students completing the Small Business Entrepreneurship program include:

  • Precision Exams Business Communication
  • Precision Exams Exploring Business and Marketing
  • Precision Exams Entrepreneurship
  • Precision Exams 21st Century Work Skills

PRE-REQUISITES

Small Business Entrepreneurship students should have solid communication skills and average or better math and writing skills. As students will read 4+ New York Times bestselling business books throughout this course, reading comprehension is also important.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE

Students earn 15 units of elective credit each semester toward their high school graduation.

College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admissions.

CAREER PATHWAYS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

This is a career awareness class which instructs students on the basics necessary for beginning their own business and/or for entry-level employment.  Successful Small Business Entrepreneurship students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Business entrepreneur
  • Marketing manager
  • Real estate agent
  • Online merchant
  • Sales representative
  • Retail store owner / manager
  • General and operations manager