Small Business Entrepreneurship

This semester-long course is designed to provide the skills needed to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage your own business, while exposing you to the challenges, problems, and issues faced by entrepreneurs. Throughout this course, you will be given the chance to see what kinds of opportunities exist for small business entrepreneurs and become aware of the necessary skills for running a business. You will become familiar with the traits and characteristics that are found in successful entrepreneurs, and you will see how research, planning, operations, and regulations can affect small businesses. You will learn how to develop plans for having effective business management and marketing strategies.

Small Business Entrepreneurship will teach you basic principles of entrepreneurship and business ethics. You'll look at the major steps relevant to starting a new business. These steps include financing, marketing, and managing. Knowing how to analyze a business plan will help you develop one, while at the same time making it easier for you to understand the reasons businesses have to write one. Small Business Entrepreneurship is designed to give you an overview on running a business from start to finish.


  • Understand the basic aspects of entrepreneurship.
  • Recognize the legal environment of a small business.
  • Describe basic economic principles.
  • Understand scarcity and forecasting.
  • Identify different kinds of costs.
  • Explain the principles of financing.
  • Identify kinds of financial records.
  • Know the sources of financing.
  • Explain target markets.
  • Analyze market research and competition.
  • Describe marketing mix.
  • Recognize the roles of management.
  • Construct a business plan.

Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Students should have basic research skills, as well as the ability to conduct online searches and access recommended websites. Word processing and presentation software may be required to produce projects.

State: National, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Business Management & Administration
Course Length: Semester