GOAL: When you leave class today, you will be able to………

  1. Create your own business plan for a product/service
  2. Analyze sample business pitches for effectiveness
  3. Write and present a business pitch for the class

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Get into pairs to Think-Pair-Share and recall one thing you learned about what made Mia’s Pet Shop successful or not successful.Share your answers with the class.
  2. As a  class: Think of some of the most successful and least successful businesses (locally, nationally, internationally).
  3. As a class: Let’s generate ideas around a business idea:
    1. What skills/talents can you offer?
    2. What businesses are needed in our town?
    3. How much money do you need to start your business?
  4. In your Word Online file: What are the aspects of a successful business plan & pitch?
    1. What is a business plan?
    2. Why do I need to do one?
    3. Does Length/Creativity matter?
  5. Watch 2 samples of “Shark Tank” Business Pitches via YouTube examples. Rate effectiveness on scale of 1-10.
    1. Sample 1: Mo’s Bows (Show from 0:00 to 1:36 only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7elivBOu31c
    2. Sample 2: M3 Girls Designs: 1:47 Long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSCCKnkyHNM
  6. Get the handout for Ideas for Business Starters
  7. Get into groups of 2-3 to complete the Building a Business Pitch note-taking sheet
  8. Get the “Building a Business Plan” worksheet–You will write a script of your own business plan to present to your peers, persuading them to invest in your company.
  9. When finished, you will present your pitches to the class
  10. If you finish early:
    1. Draw an advertisement for your business
    2. Generate ideas for possible commercials
    3. Research and explore possible locations for your business in your local community
  11. In your Word Online file for this class:
    1. Choose whether or not they would invest in your classmates businesses.
    2. You should articulate whether you thought the business pitch was effective and why
  12. Coffee Shop