Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia


Do you want to own your own business one day??!

This class will teach the process of how to start and manage a new business. Learn how to identify, assess and develop a business plan as well as how to find and evaluate business opportunities. Emphasis is on different forms of business organizations including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and franchises. Other topics include the environment of business, globalization and e-business.

Careers of interest related to this pathway would be entrepreneurs/business owners, managers, salespersons, supervisors, secretaries, HR positions, insurance and even doctors or lawyers who want to own/open their own practice one day.

Courses for this pathway include:

  • Introduction to Business & Technology
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship

Students taking the Entrepreneurship Pathway will take the national NOCTI General Management Pathway Assessment based on content covered within the classes.

Students will be given the opportunity to work hands-on in the DHS Balloon Shop while taking the Entrepreneurship class to give them actual work experience.

This is a project-based pathway which utilizes individual work as well as collaborative group work.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Word documents such as reports, brochures, newsletters, various business letters and a resume, business cards and a business plan
  • Presentations
  • Excel spreadsheets & charts
  • Access databases

Students in the Entrepreneurship pathway are encouraged to participate in the FBLA student organization.