JA Be Entrepreneurial®
JA Be Entrepreneurial is a series of seven required lessons. The average time for each lesson is 60 minutes. Materials are packaged in a self- contained kit that includes detailed lesson plans for the volunteer and materials for students.
Students are introduced to the elements of successful business start-ups, myths and facts about entrepreneurship, and early product development. They develop their product or service idea by analyzing various sources of successful entrepreneurial ventures, culminating in their selection of a product or service as the basis of their business plan.
Students will be able to:
- Recognize the elements of a successful business start-up;
- Evaluate myths and facts about entrepreneurship;
- Consider product-development options;
- Recognize the importance of carefully selecting their product or service before starting their business;
- Apply their passions, talents, and skills to a market-needs assessment to determine the basis of their business plan;
- Recognize the importance of analyzing their market;
- Apply a needs assessment to the market available to a specific product;
- Define competitive advantages and recognize them in other businesses;
- Demonstrate the importance of selecting competitive advantages that give their product and market an edge on the competition;
- Evaluate competitive advantages;
- Select competitive advantages that drive a developing business venture;
- Evaluate short- and long-term consequences in making ethical decisions;
- Express that being ethical can be good for business;
- Compile entrepreneurial elements into a sample business plan.
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.
Advertisement, Business plan, Competitive advantages, Customer, Demographic, Entrepreneur, Ethical dilemma, Ethics, Financing, Franchise, Long- vs. short-term consequences, Management, Market needs, Marketing, Nonprofit business, Product development, Profit, Social entrepreneur, Social responsibility, Stakeholder
Analyzing information, Business planning, Categorizing data, Decision-making, Evaluating alternatives, Expressing multiple viewpoints, Graphic presentation, Oral and written communication, Presenting information, Reading for understanding, Weighing consequences, Working in groups, Working in pairs