Have a Plan . . . Gather the Tools

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It’s good to have a plan, but make sure you have the right tools. If your child has a dream of owning their own business one day or being involved in the marketing of a business, they’ll want to explore the business and leadership courses on Leadership 101 is one of our newest courses. Through videos provided by RightNow Media, successful leaders share insight and guidance with high school students about becoming effective leaders in the world today. Over 10 hours of inspiring videos and hundreds of thought-provoking study questions touch on topics such as “5 Key Leadership Questions,” “3 Tips to See Your Goals Through,” “3 Tips for Building Trust and Credibility,” “Developing Character,” “Roadblocks for Young Leaders,” “Do You Trust God Enough to Rest?” and much more. Another one of our new courses is Digital Art and Product Designs for Small Business. Crystal Calhoun of Made to Be Unique shares her expertise and experience with middle and high school students through this 50-week course. She introduces students to the world of possibilities for putting their artistic and creative skills to work online in any number of fields. The course covers rules governing images, where to find them, how to edit and manipulate images, fonts and word art, logos and banner ads, images for social media branding, product design, and more.


Don’t forget some of our business classes that we’ve shared with you previously, such as Internet Entrepreneurship for Teens. In this 24-week course, Dana Susan Beasley enables teens to create a real or mock Internet-based business from scratch and learn how to market business through multimedia, website, and social media through weekly lessons, practical study, questions, and assignments. Topics covered include learning the essential elements of a well-designed logo or brand, generating ideas, selecting software, writing a slogan, and much more. Students are encouraged to explore their talents and interests and to discover their purpose and calling in life and in the job market. Beyond the technique, this course also discusses becoming a light in a dark world, communicating the Gospel directly or indirectly through the media arts, and learning how to discover excellence in twenty-first century media arts. If your teen has an idea for a business, they’ll want to explore Business Plan Creation with David Kimball. This eight-week course is designed to enable young entrepreneurs to create thorough, accurate, and complete business plans. Printable and video instruction are included, as well as a number of supplemental resources.


Tammie Bairen


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