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Foundations in Entrepreneurship equips you to teach your students how to start and run their own businesses.
This NEW fully digital curriculum features video lessons by Dave Ramsey and his team of business experts. The curriculum covers essential business topics and allows students the opportunity to develop a business idea through project-based learning over the course of the curriculum!
25+ hours of content
4 stand-alone modules
Case studies and activities
Pre- and post-tests
Aligned with NBEA standards
Exclusively on FoundationsDigital
Taught by top business experts
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Empower your students to become entrepreneurs with this fully digital curriculum.

  • Customizable syllabus allows you to build courses to fit your specific needs
  • Students can watch videos and complete assessments online
  • Classroom mode gives you the option to watch videos together as a class or allow students to stream individually
  • Teacher's Edition allows you to view and download resources for each lesson
  • Anywhere access so you can "flip" your classroom
  • Auto-graded assessments save time and effort
  • Student assessments built using randomization to increase academic integrity
  • Integrated gradebook enables tracking student comprehension and progress
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TABLE OF CONTENTS/ CHAPTER SUMMARIES
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Table of Contents with Chapter Summaries
Foundations in Entrepreneurship is divided into four distinct modules hosted by Ken Coleman. Each module contains multiple lessons supported with video instruction by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, Chris Hogan, Christy Wright.
Module 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Introduces the topic of entrepreneurship, explores traits of entrepreneurs and leaders, examines examples of entrepreneurs, and provides guidelines for effective communication and dealing with conflict.
Module 2: Economics and Finances
Explores economic concepts including economic systems, capitalism, and the relationship between cost and profit. The module will also explore financial topics such as operating expenses, retained earnings, taxes, a P&L statement, resource management, and charitable giving.
Module 3: Marketing
Explains the differences between products and services as well as identifying the marketplace need for a product of service. The module also covers marketing, branding, social media, and selling.
Module 4: Business Management
Explains what a business plan is and how to write one, how to write strong goals, what to consider related to business growth, things to consider related to hiring staff, how to use technology in business, and the importance of generosity.
State and National Standards Correlations
Foundations in Entrepreneurship aligns with most of the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Standards for Entrepreneurship Education.

Here are the NBEA Standards we meet:
Module 1
I. Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
A. Role of the entrepreneur in business
B. Characteristics of an entrepreneur
C. Entrepreneurial skills and ethical responsibilities
D. Idea generation through innovation and problem solving
IV. Marketing
C. Keeping/increasing the market
VII. Management
C. Leadership and team building
E. Managing risks
Module 2
I. Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
A. Role of the entrepreneur in business
B. Entrepreneurial skills and ethical responsibilities
D. Idea generation through innovation and problem solving
III. Economics
A. Role of entrepreneur in the economy
B. Function of price
C. Role of profit
II. Marketing
A. Identifying the market
V. Finance
A. Determining cash needs
B. Sources and types of funding
VI. Accounting
B. Utilizing and interpreting business records
VII. Legal
B. Government and legal regulations
Module 3
I. Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
A. Role of the entrepreneur in business
C. Entrepreneurial skills and ethical responsibilities
D. Idea generation through innovation and problem solving
III. Economics
A. Role of entrepreneur in the economy
B. Function of price
IV. Marketing
A. Identifying the market
B. Reaching the market
C. Keeping/Increasing the market
VII. Management
B. Staffing a diverse workforce
D. Managing technology
Module 4
I. Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
A. Role of the entrepreneur in business
C. Entrepreneurial skills and ethical responsibilities
D. Idea generation through innovation and problem solving
II. Entrepreneurial Trends
A. Social entrepreneurship
III. Economics
C. Role of profit
IV. Marketing
B. Reaching the market
C. Keeping/Increasing the market
V. Finance
B. Sources and types of funding
VI. Accounting
A. Business records
B. Utilizing and increasing business records
VII. Management
A. Establishing a vision
B. Staffing a diverse workforce
C. Leadership and team building
D. Managing technology
E. Managing risks
VIII. Legal
B. Government and legal regulations
IX. Business Plans
Frequently Asked Questions
You asked, we answered. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Foundations in Entrepreneurship.
1. What grades is the Foundations in Entrepreneurship curriculum designed for?
Foundations in Entrepreneurship is designed for grades 9-12.
2. What topics are covered in the Foundations in Entrepreneurship curriculum?
Foundations in Entrepreneurship covers Traits and Skills of an Entrepreneur, Personal Growth, Business Finance (Resource Management, Profit/Loss, Giving Back), Business Marketing (Products, Selling, Branding), and Business Management (Growing Your Business, Human Resources, Business Plans, and Information Technology).
3. Are there any print materials included in Foundations in Entrepreneurship?
Foundations in Entrepreneurship is a fully digital curriculum, and everything you need to teach the course is located within the FoundationsDigital platform. Students watch the video instruction and complete assessments within the online platform, and the lesson plans and activities are available for the teacher to print right from the teacher guide section.
4. How much does Foundations in Entrepreneurship cost?
The cost of Foundations in Entrepreneurship depends on how many students you will have taking the course. For a custom quote, just complete the Quote Request form and your Curriculum Advisor will get pricing information to you quickly!
5. How long does Foundations in Entrepreneurship last?
Foundations in Entrepreneurship includes a total of 25 hours of instruction including video instruction, reading content, group or individual activities, and a group project throughout the course in which students apply what they're learning to build their own business.
6. I can't afford the Foundations in Entrepreneurship curriculum. Are there other options?
At Ramsey Education, we have an entire team to help schools find sponsors who are also passionate about education in schools! If you are interested in teaching the curriculum and funding is your only obstacle, please fill out a Sponsorship Request form, and our team will be thrilled to begin looking for a local sponsor so that you can use the resources at no cost.
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