Griffin | Entrepreneurship
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Entrepreneurship Intro
Exploring Business Opportunities
Types of Businesses

State Standards
  • E 9.1 Content Standard: Students investigate the nature of small business and entrepreneurship.
  • E 9.1.1 Define entrepreneurship
  • E 9.1.2 Explain why individuals become entrepreneurs
  • E 9.1.3 Explore behavioral characteristics and traits of an entrepreneur
  • E 9.1.4 Examine motives for starting your own business
  • E 9.1.5 Assess the advantages of owning a business versus working for someone
  • E 9.1.6 Categorize types of businesses
  • E 9.1.7 Assess and evaluate the various ways to start your own business

  • E 9.2 Content Standard: Students understand the functions involved generating business/product ideas to contribute to business success
  • E 9.2.1 Identify business/product opportunities (PM:134) (SP)
  • E 9.2.2 Identify methods/techniques to generate a product idea (PM:127) (SP)
  • E 9.2.3 Generate business/product ideas (PM:128) (MN)
  • E 9.2.4 Determine initial feasibility of business/product idea (PM:129) (MN)
Chapter Objectives
  • Define entrepreneurship.
  • Identify different types of entrepreneurial  businesses.
  • Assess whether you have what it takes to succeed in your own business.
  • Quickly analyze your business idea to see if it is viable.
1. Entrepreneurship 1A Assignment
Duration: moments
  1. Create a folder called ENT to save future assignments.
2. All About Me Postcard
Duration: 1 Period
  1. Use the All About Me Rubric (print) to create a postcard about yourself.
    1. Real life example 1 - Party Invite
    2. Real life example 2 - Sidewalk Tent Announcement
  2. Check each section (check) on the rubric to verify you have included all the information listed.
  3. Combine your postcard with 3 others in class. See the All About Me Sample (view).
  4. Print your postcards (4 per page) on regular paper. Fold horizontally and vertically to make sure all the text fits on the card. Show the sample to the teacher.
  5. Print on postcard paper.
  6. Hand in rubric (with checkmarks) and postcard.


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Title Page


Intro PP / Dragon's Den

  • Intro Lecture / Power Point (view)
  • Notes (print)
  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • Types of Businesses
  • What makes an entrepreneur successful?
  • Business Plan Competition

  • Dragons Den: series 8: Episode 1 - 1 of 6 [HQ]
    • Dragon's Den Questions
      • Dragon's Den - DD1 - Sign 2:50
      • Dragon's Den - DD2 - Shed 1:11, Wine 3:30
      • Dragon's Den - DD3 - Wine / Dog 6:10 / Dance 8:00
      • Dragon's Den - DD4 - Dance
      • Dragon's Den - DD5 - Game 1:50 / Frozen Treat 3:30
      • Dragon's Den - DD6 - Frozen Treat
      • Dragon's Den - Worthenshaws (view)
6. Entrepreneurship Game
Duration: 4 days
  1. Use the GoVenture Quickstart Guide (view) to set up your game.
  2. Record your data on the Go Venture Data Sheet (print).
  3. Go Venture Success Guide (view).

  4. Reflection Template (type)

Characteristics and Traits of an Entrepreneur

Learn how to think like an entrepreneur, take advantage of ideas and opportunity, and explore whether owning your own business is for you.

USA Today Video 1 (view)
Think Like an Entrepreneur / Questions (type)


CH1 Readings


Quick Business Analysis Report (QBAR)- HOMEWORK

"Steve Ells observed the popularity of the taquerías and San Francisco burritos in the Mission District. In 1993, Ells took what he learned in San Francisco and opened the first Chipotle in Denver, Colorado, in a former Dolly Madison Ice Cream Store near the University of Denver campus using an $85,000 loan from his father. Ells and his father calculated that the store would need to sell 107 burritos (BE Point) per day to be profitable. After one month, the original restaurant was selling over 1,000 burritos a day."

1,000 - 107 = 893 * $6.50 = $5,804.50 per day
$5,804.50 per day * 365 = $2,118,642.50 per year per store

Before you commit to a business idea for the rest of the semester (only to find out it's not as good as you thought it was) you need to find out if your idea is viable. (Lesson Objective)

Answer these questions on the linked outline for your top business idea to create a Quick Business Analysis Report (QBAR).

Make the analysis college-level quality and easy to read!

Business Analysis Outline (type) Note: Include answers In the fourth column. In order to view the table gridlines, click inside the table. Select Layout, then View Gridlines.

Business Analysis Rubric (print)


Optional – Quiz Content (10 t/f, 11 m/c, 8 matching, 3 short answer)

  • Assets
  • Profit
  • Multi-level marketing/Ponzi Scheme
  • % of business that have fewer than 20 employees
  • Types of Business
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Each Type
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Entrepreneurship
  • Articles
    • Face to Face
    • Start Up Shockers
    • Create Own Merchandise
    • Main Reason of Failure
    • How to Prove Your Business Idea
  • Financial Definitions (Matching)
    • Balance Sheet
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
    • Income Statement
    • Profit
    • Revenues
    • Expenses
    • Net Worth
    • Market Share
    • Equity
  • Failures by Year 10 (statisticbrain)
  • Monthly Food Costs
  • Monthly Profit
  • Super Big Goal

Entrepreneurship Intro Quiz


Additional Resources