In this introductory business course, students will learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur while mastering the basics of planning and launching a successful business. Whether students are interested in starting a money-making business or creating a nonprofit to help others, this course will help them develop core skills needed to be successful. Some of these core skills include learning how to come up with new business ideas, how to attract investors, how to market a business, and how to manage expenses. Students will be inspired by stories from teen entrepreneurs who have turned their ideas into reality, and will have the opportunity to plan and execute their own business ideas. This course covers microeconomic concepts on how businesses strategize on sales and pricing; topics in personal finance, including how to manage personal credit; accounting, taxes, and laws that affect small businesses; the ways in which culture, globalization, and technology affect the success of an entrepreneurial venture; and positive workplace skills that students can apply on the job.
This course meets the graduation requirement for Hope High School Online in the area of CTE.
As of: 7/1/15