Social Studies

Entrepreneur Fair: Small Business Crash Course for Teens and Tweens!

Students will come up with their own small business idea, learn how to brand it, protect it, and run it, then present their idea at our 'Entrepreneur Fair'!
Erica Gardner (MLS, Veteran)
37 total reviews for this teacher
New class

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Jun 14

Jun 14 - Aug 16 (10 weeks)
5pm - 6pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn the practical and legal side of starting a business, along with the creative aspects of market research, branding, and marketing. The course is designed to give students a more realistic idea of what it takes to launch a small business. 
I hold both bachelors and masters degrees in legal studies, worked as a business litigation paralegal for 3+ years, and spent years as a freelance ghostwriter writing educational marketing content and books for attorneys, victims rights advocates, and serial entrepreneurs. I've also owned several small businesses of my own, spanning nearly 10 years. Much of the material provided in this course is based on one of the ghostwritten books, as well as my experience in business and law. Locally, I host this same 10-week course for middle and high school students. I LOVE to help build the next generation of entrepreneurs and creators!! 
Weekly homework assignments will be based on the lesson. As each learners business concept will be different, timeframes will vary. 
Homework assignments will also require students to access their local Secretary of State website, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and other government sites with invaluable resources and information. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will be using a free 3rd-party tool called Nearpod to make our lessons more interactive. Each week, students will be given a code to access our private Nearpod page. No login is required. 
How to Start and Run Your Business the Right Way, by Michael B. Bowman, Esq. 
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Business Law: A Hands-On Approach 
U.S. Secretary of State 
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Copyright Office


Erica Gardner (MLS, Veteran)
Lives in the United States
Social studies for the next generation!
37 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

My name is Mrs. Erica and I truly believe that the next generations can (and will!) change the world! 

I offer unique social studies courses covering civics, law, politics, geopolitics, current events, sociology, business, and more. My goal is to... 
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