Module 8: How Do I Become An Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurs make money by creating value and serving the needs of others. Successful entrepreneurs are both wealth creators and problem solvers. In this module, students will engage in hands-on activities to practice entrepreneurship as an activity (starting a business) and entrepreneurship as a way of thinking (innovation, drive, creativity).
One of the best ways for students to learn is through practical experience. Starting a business teaches students important life skills. Anyone can start a business. You don’t have to be creative. You don’t have to have the next big idea. You don’t have to have a lot of money. You don’t have to take on a lot of risk.
In this module, you will learn more about getting started as an entrepreneur. They will learn to create a plan, set goals, and work toward achieving those goals.
About the Economics of Entrepreneurship Series
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An entrepreneur is someone who discovers and provides for an unmet need by producing value for others in the community and for themselves. They are both problem solvers and wealth creators. Creating and maintaining a culture that embraces entrepreneurship is critical to the long-term prosperity of our economy and our society. This
course is designed to help students discover the value of
entrepreneurship and the importance of strong character in a free and
We believe that students can increase their chances of success with practical education about entrepreneurship, markets, and the economic way of thinking. These ready-to-go lessons introduce students to entrepreneurship and the economic way of thinking through a series of carefully selected articles, videos, discussion guides, student handouts, and activities. Each lesson should take about 45 minutes to complete.
This course contains a series of eight modules organized around the essential concepts of the economics of entrepreneurship. The modules included in this course are:
Within each module are five stand-alone lessons including readings, videos, discussion guides, comprehension questions, and activities. These 40 lessons can each be used independently, or they can be followed as part of the larger guided learning path set forth by this course. It is recommended to follow the modules and lessons in the sequence presented. The program can be taught in 30 hours, or it can be expanded to as many as 40 hours for students who elect to conduct optional self-study using the materials found in the “Bonus Materials” section provided in each lesson.
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Entrepreneurs take on the calculated risk of starting new businesses, either by embarking on new ventures similar to existing ones or by introducing new innovations. Entrepreneurial innovation is an important source of economic growth