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Business Startup Roadmap: From Idea to Execution

In this 8-week online course, students will learn the foundational elements of starting and running a successful business—from business ideation, market research, budgeting, marketing, developing a business plan, and more!

Class experience

  • Students will learn the foundational elements of starting and running a successful business. This includes business ideation, learning how to do market research, how to budget, how to market their product or service, how to develop a business plan, and how to present their business idea.
A seasoned educator (18 years+), trainer, and entrepreneur, Dr. JerMara Davis Welch is a former classroom teacher, has worked as a teacher educator and supervisor, served for four years as the Assistant Dean and Director of Teacher Education for the University of California, Riverside, and presently works in business operations management. JerMara is a graduate of the University of Arizona, wherein she received her Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education in 2015. She received her Master of Arts in Education from Azusa Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (emphasis in public relations) from California State University, Fullerton. Having a mind for business and a mentor’s heart, JerMara is passionate about training and opening up young people to the world of entrepreneurship. 
Homework Offered
The type of homework assigned in this course is individual and group assignments. The individual and group assignments lead to a group capstone project—developing a business plan and pitch.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will be both informally and formally assessed in this course. Informal assessments will be a mixture of (but not limited to) class discussions, think-pair-share, reflective journals, and interactive quizzes. Formal assessments will consist of the business plan presentation and business pitch—both of which will be rubric-based.
Grades Offered
Students will need to have (or have access to) a Google account, a Canva.com account, and a Grammarly.com account. All platforms provide free accounts.
Joined April, 2023
Welcome to The Supermodel Society’s page on Outschool! In this place, young people can learn the basics of starting and running a business and the essential life skills needed to succeed in any endeavor. We are passionate about empowering young... 
Group Class


weekly or $240 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
90 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
8-12 learners per class

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