Business Education for the Modern Age Student

Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition™ is designed to teach students how to think entrepreneurially. This intro to business course uses real-life case studies, interactive simulations, and personal development activities to teach students valuable skills that will help them develop into successful entrepreneurs.

Students develop a personalized plan for their individual business, including finance, marketing, team-building, and market research, along with a roadmap for academic and career success.

Entrepreneurship Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Topics Covered:

  • Budgeting and Building Startup Capital
  • Generating Business Ideas
  • Market Research
  • Growing a Business
  • Finances: The Cost of Doing Business
  • Marketing: Promoting your Business
  • Creating your Business Pitch

Course Overview

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Course Description

This free two-hour intro to business course for high school & middle school students guides them through a series of lessons and activities that will challenge them to think critically and use basic business skills to create a business plan and personal career goals. View Curriculum Guide

Featured Lessons

Topics Covered:

  • Students address the personal side of entrepreneurship, connecting the dots between running a business and being responsible for their own finances.
  • Students learn about financial decision making, developing and maintaining a balanced budget, income, taxes, variable and fixed expenses, and the best types for different transactions.

Topics Covered:

  • Students explore characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Students take a personal diagnostic that discover how their unique characteristics relate to entrepreneurship.

Topics Covered:

  • Students explore key business concepts and apply them within a food truck business simulation.
  • Students research and make important business decisions (hiring, pricing, etc.) that they must justify in writing.
  • Drawing on previous lessons and what they learn about four elements of a successful business pitch, students can craft an engaging, concise business pitch for their business.