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Small Business Entrepreneurship

Program Description

Ours is a world is one full of opportunity waiting to be unearthed and explored, but it does require a healthy curiosity! This includes the exciting and challenging world of small business ownership. But 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 and 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 and 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 Startup 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

PRE-REQUISITES

Business, Banking and Finance students should have solid communication skills and average or better math and writing skills.  

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
  • Bank teller
  • Real estate agent
  • Online merchant
  • Sales representative
  • General and operations manager