Starting a business

SubjectBusiness YearSenior secondary Curriculum Time100

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In this activity, students learn about government support that is available to businesses and the steps involved in starting a business.

Australian Curriculum or Syllabus

This activity provides an overview of the steps involved in establishing a business.

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Starting a business

Suggested activity sequence

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  1. Elicit students’ prior knowledge about starting a business – Get them to write all they know on an entry card or in their notebooks.
  2. As a class, read the investigation, clarifying questions as you do.
  3. Students complete the investigation
  4. Display student posters on the classroom wall.
  5. As a class decide on the most effective poster and why.
  6. Invite students to reflect on what they have learned, through using exit cards or by completing a reflection pyramid.