Entrepreneurship-Starting your own small business

Entrepreneurship Course

Second Semester of 2021-2022


Recommended Ages: Upper Middle School to High School

Duration: 50 minutes for 12 weeks

Dates: Second semester of 2021-2022 year

Cost: $125/semester + $25 supply fee

Time: 10-10:50 am on Thursdays

Location: Epiphany Lutheran Church


Instructor: Angel Pickard


Course Description:

Many teens have successful businesses in lieu or to supplement a more traditional teen job. Does starting a small business sound overwhelming? We will break the process down into 10 steps you can complete relatively quickly and start selling, promoting, and growing your business within days.

This course uses a low-cost text called “10 Steps to Your First Small Business for Teens” by Adam Lean.  The course will use his book as an outline but will also include content from business owners, interviews with small business entrepreneurs and a follow up to the book about different types of business filings for taxes and legal purposes. We will begin with brainstorming of ideas for your business and help you develop a plan to price services and goods, promote and market, develop your services with feedback from customers, gather supplies, and evaluate your competition. We will practice networking skills, partnership skills and leadership skills as we navigate entrepreneurship. This is a hands-on class with a ‘step’ to be completed each week. At the end of class, you will launch your business.


Course book: 10 Steps to Your First Small Business (For Teens): A step-by-step guide for any teen to start their own business: Lean, Adam: 9781974525683: Amazon.com: Books


Supplies Needed: Please purchase the book above for your student and I will provide all other needed items through their supply fee.


Price: $125 with a $25.00 non-refundable supply fee.


Grades: I will grade based on completed weekly work and on the final business launch.

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