Business Bulletin

Check out the latest thoughts about using The Simple StartUp in classrooms, entrepreneurship, business ideas, teaching tips and more!

Learn Budgeting Through Business

There’s a saying that if everyone ran their personal finances in the same way they ran a business, we would have a lot less financial stress and problems in the world. But how should a business budget?

Sept. 24, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Build It And They Will (NOT) Come

Are you familiar with the Field of Dreams reference? Man builds a baseball stadium in the middle of nowhere in the hope that “he” will come to play on it. Everyone else thinks it’s crazy.

Sept. 17, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Where Are Your Superfans?

A superfan is someone who is so in love with what you are doing or selling, that they will buy everything you put out, and more importantly… bring others with them.

Sept. 10, 2020 • Rob Phelan


The ROI of Entrepreneurship Education

How does entrepreneurship compare to other core subjects in terms of the benefits to the student after school?

Sept. 3, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Psychographics vs Demographics

Maybe it’s not about what your target market avatar looks like, but their behaviors and beliefs, that is most important.

Aug. 27, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Go Small, or Go Home

Teacher: “Who is your target market?” Student: “Everyone”…

Aug. 20, 2020 • Rob Phelan


How To Help Your Students Create Balance in Their Lives

When I stepped into college for the first time, our orientation guide told us that there were 3 S’s when it came to college and you would only be able to do two of them well.

Aug. 13, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Stick To The MVP For Your Business

Hands up if you are a perfectionist like me?

Aug. 6, 2020 • Rob Phelan


What’s Your Why?

Does the reason for starting a business matter? Can a student start a successful business simply because it was a class assignment? Read more to find out!

July 30, 2020 • Rob Phelan


"But I'm Not Creative"... Now What Do You Do?

How many of you would identify yourselves as ‘creative’?

July 23, 2020 • Rob Phelan