Entrepreneurship

Date/Time: 
Monday -
09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room: 
FH1
Department: 
Other
High School (9th-12th)

How To Launch A Business The Right Way And Shark Tank Competition

Grade Level: Middle and High School (7th-12th)

DESCRIPTION

First the student will take a finding your spiritual gifts assessment, 360 Degree Assessment, skills assessment, career assessment, and entrepreneurship assessment to determine if he/she has what it takes to become a successful executive business-person and entrepreneur in our global competitive business marketplace.

Next the student will learn about biblical and non-biblical people who had their own businesses and were executives.  Furthermore, the student will learn entrepreneurship glossary of terms, ten startup mistakes to avoid, the entrepreneur's toolkit, explore the advantages and disadvantages of business ownership, over 100 ways to use social medial to boost his/her company's marketing, should he/she consider a franchise business, businesses for teens, review various business corporate forms, research entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial endeavors and group dynamics, and how to write an executive summary and business plan.

How Will You Benefit From This Class

Upon completing this class, the student will have the tools to think and operate like a CEO and entrepreneur.  The student will also have a basic understanding of the following topics: How to Select Board Members and Their Management Team, Business Writing, Communication Skills, Customer Service, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Interpersonal Skills, Management and Supervisory Skills, Marketing, Presentation Skills, Project Management, Purchasing and Supply Management, Sales, Strategic Alliance Management, Strategic Planning, Thinking and Innovation, Problem-Solving And Decision-Making, Time Management, Training and Development

The YBU CEO Portfolio Competition

Upon the student completing his/her bio, resume, elevation presentation and accomplishments portfolio, the student will participate in the Youth Business University CEO Portfolio Competition with the winners receiving the following:

  • Winner: First Place Certificate
  • Winner: Second Place Certificate
  • Winner: Third Place Certificate

The YBU Executive Summary Competition

Upon the student completing his/her Executive Summary, the student will participate in the Youth Business University Executive Summary Presentation Competition with the winners receiving the following:

  • Winner: First Place Certificate
  • Winner: Second Place Certificate
  • Winner: Third Place Certificate

The YBU Shark Tank and Company Website Showcase

Upon the student completing his/her business plan and company website, the student will participate in the Youth Business University Shark Tank and Company Website Showcase with the winners receiving the following cash prizes:

  • YBU Shark Tank and Company Website Showcase - First Place Winner: $50.00
  • YBU Shark Tank and Company Website Showcase - Second Place Winner: $25.00
  • YBU Shark Tank and Company Website Showcase -  Third Place Winner: $15.00

Activities

Business Partnerships with small businesses, guest speakers, field trips, and learning activities will be incorporated in this course.

Cost

This course consists of two semesters.  The cost of the course is only $65 per month.

Lectures and Class Time

Class time will primarily be spent on instruction and classroom projects. Students should bring notebooks, writing utensils, and either laptop, smartphone or tablet to each class.

Textbooks

  • Six-Week Start-Up: A Step-By-Step Program For Starting Your Business, Making Money, And Achieving Your Goals!
  • Business Plan In A Day: Get It Done Right, Get It Done Fast!
  • The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

The YBU Shark Tank and Company Website Showcase Fee: $20

Other Course Materials

  • 3-Ring Binder with paper
  • 5 Dividers
  • Calculator
  • Pen/Pencils

Minimum: 5 Students

Homework, Tests and Grades

Students will be given specific assignments to complete each week. Assignments will consist of field trips (20%), participation (20%), homework (20%), quizzes and tests (20%), and final exam (20%). 

Students will receive feedback on all submitted homework assignments and all other assessments will be returned within 3 days. 

Internet Access

Access to a computer with a high speed internet connection is required for all students.

Contact: jdhenderson@ybunow.com, 404-941-5578

This class corresponds to DOE course code 6.417