Entrepreneurship Today: One Idea | Two Very Different Businesses
Discover how two businesses that started out with the same idea ended up finding success in very different ways. Students will consider the dynamic and sometimes unpredictable factors that go into creating a successful business, starting with the ever-changing demands of customers.
Video Topic Series: Practice Makes Profit
Give students in grades 6-12 simple ways to start envisioning themselves as entrepreneurs with this three-part animated series. Use companion student activations and an educator guide to investigate the ideas discussed in each video.
The Video Topic Series: Practice Makes Profit takes students inside the everyday challenges and creative problem-solving that go into being an entrepreneur. Students will learn about the essential questions a business must consider to meet the needs of customers, while developing their own ideas for a successful business startup. Explore a wide range of important entrepreneurial topics in these short, engaging videos.
Classroom Conversation Starters
Use collaborative classroom interactions to help students pursue their own original business ideas.
- Do you have a business idea that you think will be successful?
- What kind of business does your community really need right now?
- Can you work with others to bring your idea to life?
- Are there any obstacles to making your dream business a reality?
Use these hands-on activities to get students started on the path to becoming the game-changing entrepreneurs of the future. Each activity includes objectives, standards, key vocabulary, and detailed implementation strategies based around the themes highlighted in the Video Topic Series.