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Business & Finance

Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is one of the most important concepts covered in most entrepreneurship programs, and many guides and templates are available for free use. However, most of these guides are geared at adults. This collection includes resources, templates, and lessons for teaching business plan writing specifically to young students.
A Collection By Teresa Potter
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Writing a Business Plan
  • How to Write a Business Plan

    Website
    teachingkidsbusiness.com
    teachingkidsbusiness.com
    Teresa Potter says:
    This page provides a description of the parts of a business plan that is accessible to young students. They also include examples and guiding questions in each area as well as a link to a large repository of business plan examples from different industries. This page would be most useful for a teacher supporting students in writing detailed business plans.
  • Business Plan Templates

    Website
    teachingkidsbusiness.com
    teachingkidsbusiness.com
    Teresa Potter says:
    Before jumping into a detailed business planning activity, it is helpful to give students a high level overview to start. This page provides introductory information and also would be very easy for students to use on their own.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    The U.S. Small Business Administration offers many resources for planning and starting a business. While this video itself is targeted at adults, it has just the right amount of detail to get young students started. I pair this video with a kid-friendly business plan template to get started.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    I love to show my students examples of real student business plans. This can help when they are feeling anxious about coming up with their own ideas to show them that it doesn't need to be complicated.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    There are many templates and worksheets available to help students start lesson planning. This instructional guide and business plan template for kids is very easy to use to give them structure. This is the one I use most frequently with my young students.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    Students don’t always see the work and planning that goes into being a successful business owner. Writing a business plan is a big part of the process, but so is hard work. This video and lesson plan help students understand what it takes to make money for themselves.
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