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Entrepreneurship Process

Characteristics of a Successful Enterpreneur



After analyzing various sources of successful entrepreneurial ventures and the major characteristics of an entrepreneur in the last lesson, students will select a product or service for their business.


Entrepreneurship Pathways from Ohio Department of Education

Standards addressed

Unit 17: Entrepreneurial Processes

17.1 Identify and explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

17.2 Determine viability of the business opportunity.

17.3 Obtain resources needed for the venture.

17.4 Evaluate options for business involvement.





  1. Give students the What Are You Passionate About? handout and ask them to complete the boxes with their answers.

  2. Discuss the handout Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur and ask students to complete the What Entrepreneurial Traits Do You Have? handout.

  3. Ask students to share their answers and to reveal a possibility for a business that they might want to start.



Characteristic: a feature that helps to identify, tell apart or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.

Trait: a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person. Copyright©2012, Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc. All rights reserved.
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