Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

April 27, 2017

Recently, we finished reading a chapter about women micro-entrepreneurs.  Most of these ladies have been through very trying times and have had trouble securing the funds to start their own small business.  Now that we have concluded the chapter, I have challenged my classes to become entrepreneurs themselves.   We will begin by brainstorming the pros and cons of starting a business.  Then we are going to watch a few sales pitch examples from a television show called Shark Tank.  This will give them a chance to see and hear what a great presenter says and how they act while presenting.  After that, students will have the opportunity to choose a business product or service that they would like to provide.  They are allowed to choose an existing product or service, but they have to make improvements to it so they aren’t simply copying another person’s idea.  Next, I will guide the students through a writing process that will help them write their very own creative sales pitch.  As we get closer to the end they are going to be asked to produce a web-based brochure that would serve as advertisement for their small business.  Last but not least, they will present their sales pitch and brochure to the class.  The kids are excited and so am I.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with!