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3 Ways to Get Expert Advice (Entrepreneurship)
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Many startup crises can be averted by seeking expert guidance in the planning stages, long before leases are signed or business cards are printed. Like a savvy career counselor or financial planner, the right advisor can help you build a solid foundation as well as steer you through choppy waters once you open your doors.

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Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Reference Material
Author:
Brad Sugars
Date Added:
05/31/2018
8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Entrepreneurship
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This article goes over some of the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an entrepreneur. Students can read this article to consider whether or not entrepreneurship is for them.

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Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Reading
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Future of Working
Date Added:
05/31/2018
Adobe Illustrator - Kids Menu/Activity Placemat
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This activity has the students design a children's menu/activity mat while using Adobe products. This activity was performed by teaming up with a local family pa restaurant. A restaurant owner came into the classroom to teach a little bit about entrepreneurship and to communicate the exact needs of their menus that would be intended for children. The children would then use crayons to help entertain themselves while waiting for their meals.

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Business and Information Technology
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Randi Stanley
Date Added:
08/02/2019
BM&IT Quality Module: Work-based Learning
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Welcome to one of 12 Business, Marketing and Information Technology Quality Modules! The purpose of these modules is to illustrate quality examples of each of the 2018 ACTE Quality CTE Framework elements. Regardless if you are in a pre-service education program or an experienced educator, these modules will benefit your future and business & marketing program11. Work-based Learning addresses the delivery of a continuum of work-based learning involving sustained, meaningful interactions with industry or community professionals that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field. Experiences may be delivered in workplaces, in the community, at educational institutions and/or virtually, as appropriate, and include a range of activities such as workplace tours, job shadowing, school-based enterprises, internships and apprenticeships.

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Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Module
Author:
Haley Hesselberg
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Bear's Tank
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In this lesson embedding Academic and Career Planning, students will identify an area of improvement for a product and attempt to sell their idea and/or prototype to potential (mock) buyers.

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Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lynn Aprill
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Business Model Canvas
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The Business Model Canvas (BMC) gives you the structure of a business plan without the overhead and the improvisation of a 'back of the napkin' sketch without the fuzziness.  The Canvas has nine elements: Customer Segments, Value Propositions, Channels, Customer Relationships, Revenue Streams, Key Activities, Key Resources, Key Partnerships, Cost Structure.  The Canvas is popular with entrepreneurs for business model innovation.  Fundamentally, it delivers three things: focus, flexibility, and transparency. 

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Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ross Toellner
Date Added:
02/13/2018
Business Ownership - Lesson and Mini Case Studies
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This lesson teaches students about forms of business ownership. First, use the Discussion Guide (found in Task 1) to teach students about this concept. Then, use the activity (found in Task 2) to assess their understanding. This activity asks students to read short cases and determine the form of business ownership or ownership strategy that each case depicts. An answer key is included in the Resource Library. A full lesson module related to this concept can be found on the MBA Learning Center. Visit mba.instructure.com and search for "BL:001" in the Commons. 

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Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Date Added:
05/14/2018
The Challenge of World Poverty, Spring 2011
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This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? What is economic life like when living under a dollar per day? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Are famines unavoidable? How can we end child labor - or should we? How do we make schools work for poor citizens? How do we deal with the disease burden? Is micro finance invaluable or overrated? Without property rights, is life destined to be "nasty, brutish and short"? Has globalization been good to the poor? Should we leave economic development to the market? Should we leave economic development to non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Does foreign aid help or hinder? Where is the best place to intervene?

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Business and Information Technology
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Common Sense Economics Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics- Study Guide
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The Institute for Humane Studies has partnered with the authors of the textbook Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth Creation and Prosperity to help teach students why economic understanding is essential for life in today's society. With videos and quiz question corresponding to each element, this collection can be used as a study guide for "Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics".

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Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Creating an Organizational Chart Assignment
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I have student create an orgaizational chart as part of their entrepreneurship class.  Sometimes I have students make a business plan based off of the canvas business model and as part of that I have them include a proposed organizational chart.  This is done when discussing business types and structures. 

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Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sean Van Aacken
Date Added:
06/15/2020
Creative Ideation Lesson
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As a new Entrepreneurship class starts you want your students to get to know each other and get the juices flowing on how to create innovative ideas.  This lesson will give you a great ice-breaker/lesson for the first or second day of an entrepreneurship class.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ross Toellner
Date Added:
02/13/2018
Cultural History of Technology, Spring 2005
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The subject of this course is the historical process by which the meaning of "technology" has been constructed. Although the word itself is traceable to the ancient Greek root teckhne (meaning art), it did not enter the English language until the 17th century, and did not acquire its current meaning until after World War I. The aim of the course, then, is to explore various sectors of industrializing 19th and 20th century Western society and culture with a view to explaining and assessing the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary (especially Anglo-American) thought and expression.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Technology and Engineering
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Marx, Leo
Williams, Rosalind
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Design Thinking
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“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”— Tim Brown, CEO of IDEOThinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren't trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ross Toellner
Date Added:
02/14/2018
Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice, Spring 2008
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Innovation in global health practice requires leaders who are trained to think and act like entrepreneurs. Whether at a hospital bedside or in a remote village, global healthcare leaders must understand both the business of running a social venture as well as how to plan for and provide access to life saving medicines and essential health services. Each week, the course features a lecture and skills-based tutorial session led by industry, non-profit foundation, technology, and academic leaders to think outside the box in tackling and solving problems in innovation for global health practice through the rationale design of technology and service solutions. The lectures provide the foundation for faculty-mentored pilot project from MOH, students, or non-profit sponsors that may involve creation of a market or business plan, product development, or a research study design.

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Health Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Blander, Jeffrey
Demirci, Utkan
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Developmental Entrepreneurship, Fall 2003
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This class surveys developmental entrepreneurship via case examples of both successful and failed businesses and generally grapples with deploying and diffusing products and services through entrepreneurial action. By drawing on live and historical cases, especially from South Asia, Africa, Latin America as well as Eastern Europe, China, and other developing regions, we seek to cover the broad spectrum of challenges and opportunities facing developmental entrepreneurs. Finally, we explore a range of established and emerging business models as well as new business opportunities enabled by developmental technologies developed in MIT labs and beyond.

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Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Barahona-Martinez, Juan Carlos
Bonsen, Joost
Pentland, Alex Paul
Quadir, Iqbal
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Early Stage Capital, Fall 2010
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If you are an entrepreneur, one of your priorities, in addition to building your company, is ensuring you have enough money at the right times. Early Stage Capital will consider a broad range of questions that entrepreneurs deal with on this front, including the following: What should your strategy and your priorities be in raising early stage capital? What are the market norms and standards in structuring VC deals? What are the critical negotiating strategies and tactics? How will your company be valued? How can you obtain the optimal valuation for your new venture? What are the critical elements in the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs? How is the "venture model" evolving? Is it broken? What is the impact of Super Angels and micro VCs? These are key questions that face all entrepreneurs in 2010, particularly first-time entrepreneurs. This course aims to prepare you for these decisions, as either a potential entrepreneur or venture capitalist. Using live interactions with leading figures in the venture finance community, most of the class sessions will analyze fundamental strategies of the venture-capital investment process and the critical importance of the relationship between entrepreneur and investor. As well, we will have a tactical focus on demystifying the legalities and jargon of the term sheet and the "A round" financing process. Significantly for 2010, we will also frequently consider the rapid and arguably fundamental change in VC today as the "lean startup" model threatens much of the traditional role and value of the venture investor. Disclaimer: The websites for this course and the materials they offer are provided for educational use only. They are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney and no attorney-client relationship is created by using them. All materials are provided "as-is", without any express or implied warranties.

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Business and Information Technology
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Loessberg, Shari
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Email Writing Activity for Sales Training -- How to Introduce Yourself to a Prospective Client for the First Time
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The activity will drive home the powerful idea of “give before you get.” It’s also a perfect opportunity to have participants use the internet to research a company they plan to contact for sales purposes.Learning outcome: If participants want people to take an interest in their company, then participants must first show interest in the company they contact.----Special note: you have a sample pack activity that accompanies Danny Rubin's book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn.Each book features 40+ additional classroom activities on more in-demand topics, including:Email etiquetteNetworkingInternship/job search emailsResumeLinkedInPhone etiquetteSee the 100+ activities from the Rubin Education online curriculum (covers employability, business promotion and leadership)If you'd like to explore the additional material and learn about pricing, please fill out this short contact form and a Rubin Education learning specialist will follow up with you.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Danny Rubin
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Entrepreneurial Finance, Spring 2011
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Entrepreneurial Finance examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. The course addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how should funding, employment contracts and exit decisions be structured. It aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In addition, the course includes an in-depth analysis of the structure of the private equity industry.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schoar, Antoinette
Date Added:
01/01/2011