Young Entrepreneur: The Tie Guy

Lesson 108

How to Succeed in Biz-ness

Students break into groups and come up with an idea for a business that would be successful at school.  Each group makes a presentation and at the end each student gets to vote on their favorite business idea.

What Students Learn

To succeed in business an entrepreneur needs to:

  • Identify a need
  • Make a plan to fill the need
  • Take action to implement the plan

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 30-45 minutes

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