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Students explore the concept of women entrepreneurs. In this women entrepreneurs instructional activity, students read an article about women opening their own businesses. Students discuss factors influencing women to become entrepreneurs. Students conduct interviews with people who have a job in non-traditional role, for example a male nurse or female doctor.
Delve into the idea of small businesses and get reading to find out how they grow. THe class reads an article about Steve Gotty, a who made his small business grow and discuss the setbacks he faced. They also discuss ways for a company to overcome fear, government, and unproductive employees in the workplace.
Students differentiate between positive and negative employee incentives and develop sets of them for an imaginary business. In pairs, they complete an interactive project for starting a business and supporting it with incentives. They exchange their business plans with other classmates and critique them.
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this small business lesson, students identify the factors necessary in order to run a small business and identify the proposed costs to do so. Students create an economics chart which details the potential income vs. costs of running the business.
With a ton of resources and a handful of well thought out activities, this lesson is sure to show your class the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. They analyze case studies, and simulate the role of consultant, making recommendations to clients.