NFTE 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
Budgeting and Building Startup Capital
Generating Business Ideas
Growing a Business
Finances: The Cost of Doing Business
Marketing: Promoting your Business
Creating your Business Pitch
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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
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.
Students explore characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
Students take a personal diagnostic that discover how their unique characteristics relate to entrepreneurship.
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.