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Business Essentials is a foundations course for the Small Business Development Career Pathway. It is also appropriate for students enrolled in any Career Pathway who plan to own and operate their own businesses. The course will help students build a strong knowledge base and develop management skills as they study forms of business ownership, functions of management, budgeting and finance, technology, communications, legislation, leadership and teamwork, marketing, and economics. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of the Career and Technical Student Organizations will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace.


Ch. 1 – Welcome to Class
Ch. 2 – The Economy and You
Ch. 3 – Owning and Operating a Business
Ch. 4 – Influences on Business
Ch. 5 – Marketing
Ch. 6 – Financial and Technological resources
Ch. 7 – Career Planning in a Global Economy
Ch. 8 – Credit
Ch. 9 – Money Management
Ch. 10 – Risk Management