BUSINESS SHARKS

Students design their own business and then present it in the Shark Tank!

In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a business and product and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process.  Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy.  Meanwhile, students learn through contextual lessons on concepts such as wages, profits and branding while designing print ads, acting out “TV commercials,” researching real estate locations and designing their storefronts.  The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a "Shark Tank" panel of parents.  These young entrepreneurs will really be taking care of business!

Class Specifications:

  • Elementary (Grade 2-5) or Middle School (Grades 6-8) versions available
  • 12-hour program (can be offered in a variety of intervals)
  • Business Sharks can be implemented as an after-school program, summer camp or in-class project
  • Purchase includes teacher training, unlimited support as program is implemented, lesson plan, powerpoints, project guides and marketing materials

In this class students will:

  • Work with a teammate to develop their own idea for a business and a product
  • Learn about business plans and create their own business plan in poster form
  • Learn about six different marketing strategies and create their own marketing campaign
  • Learn how to be a "wily consumer"
  • Write a script for a TV commercial for their business and act out their commercial
  • Learn about business logos and slogans and create their own
  • Design the inside and outside of their storefront
  • Use Google Earth to select a location for their business in their town
  • Learn tips for giving an effective presentation
  • Give their own Shark Tank presentation to three adult "Sharks"


Click below to view some of the guiding project sheets that the students use during our Business Sharks class.
Click below to view some of the direct instruction videos have created for the class:

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Bring Business Sharks to Your School or Center:

Option 1: Purchase of Business Sharks includes the following:
  • 12-hour lesson plan, student worksheets, direct instruction powerpoints, project guides
  • One hour teacher training via Skype or GotoMeeting
  • Unlimited email correspondence with Right Brain Curriculum as you implement the program
  • Marketing e-blasts you can adapt for your center
  • Marketing fliers you can adapt for your center
  • Our Right Brain Curriculum Implementation Guide and classroom management system
  • Run the program as many times as you like for one purchase price
Option 2: We Supply the Teacher and more:
  • We provide the trained teacher, curriculum and all materials
  • We split the profits from the class with your school or center
  • We correspond with parents to introduce our program and curriculum
To make a purchase or find out more about bringing our classes to your school or center, call 781-816-0582 or email us

Have questions about the Business Sharks curriculum?

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