Risks & Rewards of Entrepreneurship includes a text-workbook and a teacher's resource guide. The text-workbook is made up of the following four sections:

• Section 1: Can I Be an Entrepreneur?

• Section 2: What Experiences Have I Had?

• Section 3: What Type of Business Could I Start?

• Section 4: How Can I Prepare to Be My Own Boss?

Each section in the text-workbook contains the following components:

• Introduction. This is a short description of the subject matter to be covered in the section entitled…What Is This Section About? .

• Objectives. Presented at the beginning of each section, the objectives inform the students of what they will gain by completing the section. .

• Content. Drawn from research-based materials, the content imparts subject-matter information.

• Profiles. These activities, sequenced throughout the module enable the students to collect personal information that can be used as the basis for a personal portfolio upon the completion of the module. This portfolio could be used in job interviews, business (investor) interviews, competitive events and continuing self-development.

• Additional Activities. At the end of each section are additional student activities. You may wish to assist the students in selecting the activities that best meet their individual needs and your time constraints.

In addition, a glossary is provided at the end of the student module that presents simple definitions of the terms used.

Collection Contents

Section 1 Can I Be an Entrepreneur?

by Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education CEE

Purpose This section is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. ' Objectives: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: • assess their personal characteristics • identify how entrepreneurship affects life-style • evaluate life-style preferences • recognize the importance of career planning
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Section 2 What Experiences Have I Had?

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Purpose: This section is designed to help students assess their personal experiences, aptitudes, interests, knowledge, and skills for entrepreneurship. Objectives: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: • examine past and present experiences • evaluate aptitudes, interests, knowledge, and skills • determine current business expertise
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Section 3 What Type of Business Could I Start?

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Purpose: This section is to guide students to consider business ideas that could fit their individual needs and the needs of the community. Objectives: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: • identify types of businesses related to their areas of vocational interest • identify a business they might start based on their interests, skills, and hobbies • assess the business needs of their community
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Section 4 How Can I Prepare to Be My Own Boss?

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Purpose: This section is designed to help students develop the business skills necessary to start their own businesses through planning and goal setting. Objectives: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: • view the entrepreneur's approach to risk taking as an "I-can-do-it" attitude • use decision making effectively • understand the importance of goal setting • identify resources they will need to become entrepreneurs
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