Why This Class
As a parent, you want your child to add value to society. You also want them to thrive financially—no matter how much the economy might change. One of the best ways for your child to do both is by becoming an entrepreneur.
In this course, students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship by building their own business and figuring out how to make it sustainable. They’ll learn how to create value by fulfilling the needs of a specific customer base, and discover the economic forces that make or break small businesses. Perhaps most importantly, students will discover that most successful small business owners don’t “hit it big” on their first try—their success is fueled not just by ambition but their ability to adapt and persevere.
Students will emerge from this course understanding the fundamentals of what it takes to start and run a successful business. As a result, they’ll be inspired and prepared to make a difference in the economy of tomorrow.
How does money flow through an economy, and what role does a small business play in this cycle?
What is the difference between assets and liabilities?
What is my personal goal, and how do I define success within a business?
How will I balance my personal and business goals?
What are the components of a business plan, and how will they help me build my business?
Blender 2.7 or higher (free download)
Personal computer or laptop
*This course will not work on a Chromebook.
Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
Format: Live Online