Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity, and operating and maintaining that business. All students benefit from developing an appreciation for and understanding of entrepreneurship in our economy: most of the jobs (both professional and technical) created in recent years have been in the small business sector. Forecasts indicate that this trend will continue. Entrepreneurial skills are necessary not only for students who will become entrepreneurs, but also for individuals working in the increasingly competitive corporate world. Entrepreneurship is a natural fit for business education because entrepreneurship integrates the functional areas of business—accounting, finance, marketing, and management—and the legal and economic environments in which any new venture operates.
Co-curricular with Career & Technical Student Organizations, including BPA and DECA (optional by school).
NOTE: Throughout this document, learning target types are identified as knowledge ("K"), reasoning ("R"), skill ("S"), or product ("P").