High Principles of Entrepreneurship
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Do you have a desire to follow your passion, control your schedule, and are willing to take risks and work hard? Do you have an innovative idea and want to start your own business but don’t know where to start? Having the right tools and knowledge about business plans, marketing, financing, and small business management will help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals. In Principles of Entrepreneurship, students will identify characteristics and traits of entrepreneurs and access personal strengths and weaknesses for entrepreneurial success. This course will focus on outlining the steps in starting a business, how the economy plays a role in small businesses, the basic principles of marketing, selling, distributing, and financing, and workforce readiness skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur. Throughout the course, students will focus on learning about and practicing their entrepreneurial mindset, a set of skills and attitudes that are beneficial both personally and professionally.
At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to take the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB v2) industry certification exam. The ESB certification validates that you have foundation-level knowledge in entrepreneurship and small business management.
Principles of Entrepreneurship is the first course in the Entrepreneurship program of study in the Marketing, Sales & Service career cluster.
Module 01: Entrepreneurial Opportunities
· Characteristics of an entrepreneur
· Risks and Rewards
· Economic Systems
Module 02: Business Startup
· Types of Businesses
· How to Start a New Business
· Business Plan
Module 03: Marketing Plan
· Market Research
· Advertising and Promotions
Module 04: Sales and Distribution
· Selling Principles
· Customer Service
· Distribution and Shipping
Module 05: Financial Management
· Accounting Basics
· Cash Flow
· Credit and Investments
Module 06: Business Communications
· Soft Skills
· Job Application Process
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When a proctored exam is administered to assess a student’s integrity, the student must pass the exam with at least a 59.5% to earn credit for the course.
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