The majority of people that start a business do not know their break even point. This is because (1) they did not think it was important or (2) they don't know how to calculate it or (3) they think it is something that only accountants need worry about. This module deals with the importance of knowing your break even point when establishing a new venture and gives you the tools and formula to calculate it for yourself.
The Institute for Humane Studies has partnered with the authors of the textbook Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth Creation and Prosperity to help teach students why economic understanding is essential for life in today's society. With videos and quiz question corresponding to each element, this collection can be used as a study guide for "Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics".
Could I be an Entrepreneur? Is a lesson for students to identify characterisitcs of an entrepreneur. Then complete self assessments to identify personal characteristics that match those of entrepreneurs.
Looking for engaging content for your economics courses? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this collection of educational resources to help economics professors enrich their curriculum. Find videos, interactive games, reading lists, and more on everything from opportunity costs to trade policy. This collection is updated frequently with new content, so watch this space!
Secondary educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2018-2019 school year.
This course will introduce you to entrepreneurship for global challenges in emerging markets. You will get to know other like-minded entrepreneurs around you, and discover how institutions in your target region are working on innovation and entrepreneurship.
As an entrepreneur in an emerging market, you may be faced with many challenges that need to be solved. These might include scarcity of fossil fuels, climate change or water, food and health security. This Delft University of Technology course will provide you with examples from partner universities and affiliated entrepreneurs in emerging markets which explain the opportunities and obstacles that they faced as they established themselves and created value.
You will acquire a set of practical tools which will enable you to discover the opportunities in your own environment and how these can be used to make an actual change! You will learn how to rethink your value proposition with your own case study, or with one we provide.
After the course, you will be able to develop your value proposition more quickly by getting to know your customers and partners better and understand local values and institutions.
Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of any modern economy - everyday, entrepreneurs around the world are starting their own business. This free online course from The E-Learning Network (TELNET) examines how entrepreneurs can surmount obstacles and also examines how business ideas can be developed and habits an entrepreneur must adopt to be a success. Upon completion of this course you will develop an understanding of obstacles entrepreneurs face and how to overcome them. You will gain a good knowledge of the development process and the planning process involved in the launch of a new product. You will have a good understanding of the business ecosystem and a knowledge of successful entrepreneurial habits. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about entrepreneurship or who may be thinking about starting their own business.
Economist Russ Roberts once remarked, "How strange it is that we live in the richest society in human history and we don't teach our children how we got to be the richest society in human history." We are unbelievably wealthy, yet most of us give little thought to what it takes to create that wealth. This video course, featuring Professor Dan Russell of the University of Arizona, explores the nature of wealth and the institutions that help us create it.
This course introduces students to the basic business concepts that will help them understand how a business survives in today’s economy and the role that consumers play in the same economy. Students will learn how to balance a checkbook, save for the future, and use credit wisely. Students will also learn how to create a resume and how to participate in a job interview.
Life Story: Sarah “Madam C.J.” Breedlove Walker (1867-1919): Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, and Black Beauty Culture
The story of America’s first self-made black female millionaire and how she built a beauty empire that celebrated and empowered black women.
This course introduces Entrepreneurship and Business Planning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the entrepreneurial process through which business ideas are evaluated; identify the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; demonstrate an awareness of strategies supporting entrepreneurship; distinguish between business ideas and opportunities; write a formalized business plan; write a marketing plan; examine their personal entrepreneurial potentials; know how to finance their business ventures; demonstrate an understanding of team-building dynamics. (Business Administration 305)
This activity is based on a discussion in pairs or groups. It can be a pre-activity or a post activity. The main purpose of this activity is to make learners start with a brainstorming and then discuss their ideas in relation to entrepreneurship and fund raising. One important objective is to use the linguistic devices and transition tools to properly use the language for professional purposes or for academic purposes ( communication course). It can be a speaking activity and then developed in a written activity.