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


  1. Watch 2 samples of “Shark Tank” Business Pitches via YouTube examples. Rate effectiveness on scale of 1-10.
  2. Get the handout for Ideas for Business Starters
  3. Get into groups of 2-3 to complete the Building a Business Pitch note-taking sheet
  4. 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.
  5. When finished, you will present your pitches to the class
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Coffee Shop