Women as Entrepreneurs
Dates: June 28th to August 9th
Synchronous Course Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am to 10:30am EST
Instructor: Lesley Skenderian
Grade Level: All
In the United States, there are over 12 million women-owned businesses that generate almost $2 trillion per year. Last year, 64% of new women-owned businesses were started by women of color, with Latina women-owned businesses growing by more than 87%. This course exposes students to the exciting world of business ownership. Key elements of the entrepreneurship experience will be explored: business structures, financial statement analysis, marketing and advertising, types of funding, social entrepreneurship and stock market basics. Ultimately, students will create a detailed business plan for their own, proposed business and then “pitch” their ideas to our class.
- What are the underlying business practices that are necessary for all businesses?
- How do entrepreneurs implement accounting practices to maximize profits?
- What are the key elements of a business plan to attract funding?