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Creating an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Many students have the aspiration of becoming an entrepreneur. Today, it is said that the education system is not designed to encourage youth entrepreneurship and creativity. But instead, students are sometimes forced to choose the traditional careers. The following resources provide the importance of creating an entrepreneurial spirit: steps in teaching students in becoming an entrepreneur and how to inspire these young aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Creating an Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Children are becoming young business owners. This is clearly seen from this video presentation where students and children opened a Lemonade business on a day called Lemonade Day. The students participated in fourteen (14) lessons before opening the business. I am impressed with the entrepreneurial skills of the students. When students are exposed to these skills then they will see the importance of school in their overall lives. Teachers may use this presentation to encourage students.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    There are some tips that teachers and parents can use to develop the entrepreneurial spirit. One in particular states that kids must learn how to recognize opportunities. We are living in a world where jobs are scarce so persons have to create their own jobs. In order for that to happen, one has to recognize opportunities. To encourage this, teachers can praise students when they point out problems to them.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article provides ten (10) steps to teaching students to become entrepreneurs. One of the steps mentions goal setting. When students are taught how to set goals, they are more likely to achieve them. In fact, it is said that written goals are over 80 percent more likely to be achieved. Teachers can encourage children to set goals that relates to academics and by extension to write ten (10) top goals that they want to achieve. Teachers may apply the content in their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Usually the education system does not teach students to become entrepreneurs. But instead, they encourage students to pursue traditional careers, ones that require university education. This article provides examples of persons who created their businesses at an early age. One in particular said that she had a paper route job. This was preparing her for becoming an entrepreneur. Teachers may use this article to encourage students to become entrepreneurs.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Collaboration is an important quality to have when becoming an entrepreneur. From this presentation, students may recognize that one can have an idea and then that person will get others to create the product. Teachers may use this presentation to teach students this quality when developing entrepreneurial skills.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This paper is a comprehensive outline of youth entrepreneurship and the importance of teaching entrepreneurial skills using a new approach. I noted the statement “Schools don’t teach the same way children learn…Children seem to learn best when they can explore the world and interact with expert adults.” This may be true, since based on the statistics that 58% dropped out with two years or less to complete high school. Teachers may use and apply this knowledge in their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teaching students to become entrepreneurs is fast becoming the norm. This presentation highlights the different persons who started there business at a very early age. Teachers are encouraged to let students think outside of the box. Teachers may use the presentation as reinforcement to teach entrepreneurial skills.
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