Lesson 4: Entrepreneurship

In this lesson, we’re going to explore what traits and characteristics entrepreneurs share.

“Post” Your Knowledge

Answer each of the questions below on a separate post-it note:

  1. Besides having a lot of money, what do Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?
  2. What do you know, or think you know, about about Entrepreneurship?
  3. What characteristics or traits make entrepreneurs different than regular employees?


Look through the interviews at the following website: foundation.bz and select one entrepreneur to examine.

Create a new note in your Intro Business evernote notebook to take notes for your presentation below.

Slide Deck

Create a slide deck that:

  • Introduces your entrepreneur to the class
  • Demonstrates how he or she embodies the following entrepreneurial characteristics and traits:
    • Leadership
    • An appetite for risk
    • Creativity

Slide decks should be no more than 5 slides.

 Sample Presentation

Entrepreneurial Characteristics

In your own words, describe the characteristics that make entrepreneurs different than ordinary employees: