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Grade 9-12

Making Your Own Job

Time: 90 mins,
Updated: February 17 2021,


Students will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of entrepreneurs.
  • Compare the conditions of employment for entrepreneurs with people who work for someone else.
  • Identify examples of business success through entrepreneurship.

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn about entrepreneurship through examining business success.

Book Info

This lesson is part of Financial Fitness for Life 9-12, 3rd Edition and provides the slides and activities with educational technology tools. For full access to the book, shop the teacher guide and student workbook below.

Teacher Guide

Student Workbook

Available in eBook and hard copy

Available in eBook and hard copy


Not everyone works for someone else. Some people make jobs for themselves, and they are called entrepreneurs. This lesson focuses on entrepreneurs and how they work. It examines examples of business success through entrepreneurship, identifies characteristics of entrepreneurs, and compares advantages and disadvantages of becoming an entrepreneur.