Women as Entrepreneurs


6 Week Course

Mon, Wed, Fri from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST
Instructor: Lesley Skenderian

Coming 2023


In 2021, statistics show that women own 31% of small businesses or franchises in the US, 17% of Black women are in the process of starting or running a new business. and the female entrepreneurial activity rate in the United States is 16.6%. By all metrics, women are an important force in entrepreneurship! This course exposes students to the exciting world of business ownership. Key elements of the entrepreneurship experience will be explored: business structures, financial statement preparation and analysis (accounting principles), marketing/advertising, types of financing/funding, social entrepreneurship and stock market basics. Ultimately, students will create a detailed business plan for their own, proposed business and then “pitch” their ideas to our class.

Essential Questions:

What are the underlying business practices that are necessary for all businesses?
How do entrepreneurs implement accounting practices to maximize profits?
What are the key elements of a business plan to attract funding?


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