Entrepreneurship | Fall 2024
One Semester 1/2 Credit Course
Meets: FALL 2023 | Wednesday, 9 am CST
Instructor: Gina Steffy
Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school-level class.
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Entrepreneurship will provide students an opportunity to learn the basic steps of what it takes to start a small business.
Whether that business is the selling of goods or services, the students will learn how to promote themselves via different types of marketing platforms.
Entrepreneurs act as managers and oversee the launch and growth of an enterprise. Entrepreneurship is the process by which either an individual or a team identifies a business opportunity and acquires and deploys the necessary resources required for its exploitation.
Students who may consider becoming an entrepreneur are those who want to:
- Control their own work experience
- Control their earning potential
- Control their location and where they work
- Have an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy
Some students may want to use this course as an opportunity to create a Micro Business that will earn them money, experience, and business relationships. This is a must-take course for any student as the future of work is changing rapidly, most adults will work in the "gig" economy, and having a side hustle is becoming more than the norm than the exception.
One Semester Course - 1/2 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one half-credit hour, which your homeschool may award upon completion. If you want help to determine your students' credits or to create a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
Required Materials for Entrepreneurship:
"We believe that every single young person should go through an entrepreneurship experience before they leave high school. We don’t know of any other experience or course where your kids can learn to communicate with adults and peers, persevere through difficulties, overcome fear, face failure, sell ideas, create solutions, see opportunity around them, understand risk and reward, develop a growth mindset, look past scarcity to abundance, collaborate with others, express creativity, and see their own potential. The list of all the things that students learn through entrepreneurship is actually much longer, but these are some of our favorites.
Regardless of whether or not your child wants to pursue entrepreneurship, the benefits of starting a business and running it as a kid are invaluable. The Big Startup Guidebook for Kids teaches principles of entrepreneurship, that are always true no matter what happens in the economy, and combines that with the skillsets necessary to start a business in today's markets. This book will help your kid, no matter where they are in their entrepreneur journey, to start and run their own business, and in the process, they will change their perspective on the world and what they can accomplish." - Nephi Zufelt, author
Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may join this high school level class.