[1] Overview of Entrepreneurship

The Overview of Entrepreneurship unit is an introduction to the concepts and processes associated with successful entrepreneurial performance. It introduces students to the characteristics of an entrepreneur and helps students define entrepreneurship.


  • Define entrepreneurship
  • Identify characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
  • Begin to assess his/her own entrepreneurial characteristics
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship


  1. Additional Resources:  Entrepreneurship Quizzes
    Are You an Entrepreneur?
  2. Review the PowerPoint
  3. Activity:  What Makes an Entrepreneur?
    List names of entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs; identify characteristics that you think makes them so
    Answer the questions
  4. Profile of an Entrepreneur