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High School Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business and Start It

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Experiential Learning Depot
Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
26 pages
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Liked that it was ready to use and easy to follow and met my needs perfectly for a project to create a business.
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This high school entrepreneurship resource guides students through the process of not only creating their own businesses but starting and managing them as well!

The materials included in this high school entrepreneurship resource guide students through the process of developing:

  • A business idea
  • A business plan
  • A marketing plan
  • A business website
  • A spreadsheet for managing business operations

Developing business ideas and writing business plans are profound learning experiences in themselves that include a variety of content-building opportunities and 21st-century skill-building, but actually starting the businesses adds even more:

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Writing
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • and more!

College and career readiness require learning that is real and meaningful. Students use the content knowledge and skills gained from this experience and apply it to their lives in an impactful and tangible way.

This high school businesses resource includes:

  • Teacher guide - The teacher guide includes a project description and an implementation guide.
  • Create your own business project description and business portfolio checklist
  • High school businesses brainstorming tools
  • Guiding materials for market research
  • Business proposal template
  • Business operations spreadsheet template - This template includes a variety of spreadsheets related to business operations including business budget.
  • Business plan checklist
  • Business plan outline templates
  • Guiding materials for building business websites
  • Business plan rubric
  • Business portfolio (overall project) rubric

This experience is a great summer resume builder, an awesome way to make some extra cash, and deepens the learning experience astronomically.

Timeframe: The 1-month timeframe is based on how long it will take for students to develop their businesses. This timeframe does not include launching and running businesses. How long businesses run beyond the development phase is up to each individual student.

NOTE: This resource includes a PDF printable version and a digital Google Slides version. The resource is not editable at this time.

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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