The rise of the entrepreneur

The desire to become an entrepreneur is on the rise. About 60% of American teenagers want to start their own business and many young people cite social-media influencers and celebrities as inspiration for their ambitions. What is the best motive for starting a business? And how might motive affect an entrepreneur's success?

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This week, make connections between different statistics in the news and discuss what may affect the success of a new business.

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Understand what an entrepreneur is and examine the motives behind starting a business
  • Generate ideas to increase the likelihood of success
  • Make connections between different statistics in the news

These teaching resources are supported by Ashurst. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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