Successful completion of the ESB certification will validate skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.
Although it is not required for students to have had real-world experience in order to take
and pass the exam, ESB certification requires key conceptual knowledge of entrepreneurial
and small business principles, usually offered in an introductory high school business class.
The recommended textbook for the ESB certification is:
Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future, High School Version, 12th Edition
By Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Published by Pearson
Copyright © 2016
Published Date: Jan 21, 2016
Whether it is a beauty salon in a large metropolitan city, a taco shop in a booming resort location, or a car repair garage in the suburbs, an incredible number of small businesses can be found almost everywhere. In fact, in a recent report from Business.com, “every minute a new business is started in the U.S. and according to some, more than 50% of all workers will be self-employed by 2020 .” (The State of Small Business in America , 2015, Business.com, emphasis added.)
ESB certification engages and prepares students who will pursue additional postsecondary training or those who elect to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that these students are college and career ready.
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