Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
Starting a business is more than just having a good idea. Successful entrepreneurs know how to use and apply fundamental business concepts to turn their ideas into thriving businesses. Explore topics such as identifying the best business structure, business functions and operations, finance, business laws, regulations, and more! If you have ever dreamed of making a business idea a reality, take the time to establish a solid foundation of business skills to make your business dreams come true!
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship by explaining characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, describing the impact of entrepreneurs on society, and summarizing resources available to entrepreneurs.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of communicating to connect with customers by summarizing strategies for finding customers, describing methods for communicating with customers, and explaining collaboration strategies to develop entrepreneurship skills.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of navigating the business world by explaining early business considerations, describing considerations for determining a market, and explaining strategies for making business decisions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of small business and the law by explaining considerations for determining a business ownership structure, summarizing legal considerations for small businesses, and describing the steps for legally establishing a business.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial economics by summarizing economic systems, describing considerations for doing business in a market economy, and explaining forms of economic competition.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of small business with the government by explaining the responsibilities of the government in the business environment, describing the influence of federal agencies on the business environment, and summarizing small business tax responsibilities.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial finance by explaining funding options for start-up costs, describing tools for managing finances, and explaining methods for analyzing a business’s performance.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial ethics by explaining strategies for making ethical business decisions, describing ethical business situations, and explaining the social responsibilities of a business.
Unit 1: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship-Past and Present
Unit 2: Using Communication to Create Opportunities
Unit 3: Navigating the Business World
Unit 4: Small Business and the Law
Unit 5: Economics for Managing the Small Business
Unit 6: Government and the Small Business Relationship
Unit 7: Entrepreneurial Finance
Unit 8: Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business
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