ERIC Number: ED393529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The New Youth Entrepreneur: Getting Ready for Entrepreneurship. Business Ideas for All Communities. Module 3.
Kourilsky, Marilyn; And Others
The New Youth Entrepreneur curriculum is a series of 12 youth-oriented educational modules containing instructional materials, learning activities, and checkup exercises designed to teach students key elements of entrepreneurship. This document is the third module, which focuses on issues related to starting a business and providing ideas for potential business opportunities. The first section addresses issues that should be kept in mind when evaluating a potential entrepreneurial venture, covering necessary equipment and supplies, transportation needs, first steps in setting up the venture, marketing the service or goods, and advantages and risks in pursuing such a venture. The second section describes 38 potential business opportunities designed for students to use or to spark other creative ideas. Sample ideas include the following: (1) making and selling simple swings; (2) becoming an umpire or referee for local youth sports programs; (3) selling light bulbs, trash bags, other household items door-to-door; (4) painting addresses on curbs and mailboxes; (5) filling cracks in driveways, sidewalks, and patios; (6) writing computer programs for home and small business use; and (7) checking fluid levels in automobiles door-to-door. (CELCEE, an Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education) (MAB)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Economic Opportunities, Education Work Relationship, Entrepreneurship, Free Enterprise System, Late Adolescents, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Self Employment, Small Businesses
EDTEC Education, Training, & Enterprise Center, Inc., 313 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.; Education, Training, and Enterprise Center, Inc., Camden, NJ.
Note: For Modules 1-12, see JC 960 237-248.