Business Bulletin

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

How to Teach Personal Finance Through Entrepreneurship

I often get the question, ‘why do you teach entrepreneurship in a personal finance class?’. My answer: you can learn almost any personal finance skill or topic through the lens of a business. Read more to find out how!

July 9, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Why You Should Find Mentors For Your Students

A mentor can be a powerful ally in anyone's quest for improvement, change, and success. Read on to find out how can we use this in our own classrooms!

July 2, 2020 • Rob Phelan


How To Use Local Businesses To Inspire Your Students

There are tons of small businesses all around us, with owners who are keen to share their experience and help the next generation to discover how awesome entrepreneurship can be. Check out how you can work with local businesses in your classroom.

June 25, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Why You Shouldn't Work With Your Friends

You mention that this project can be done in teams and immediately chaos breaks out as kids scramble to find their friends. Here's why that is a terrible idea when it comes to picking business teammates!

June 18, 2020 • Rob Phelan


How To Run A Virtual Simple StartUp Project

Is it possible to do a Simple StartUp project while doing distance learning? Here’s my experience from the past 2 months.

June 11, 2020 • Rob Phelan


How To Pivot In The Face Of Unexpected Events

It happens every time. You have a great idea. You get started. Then out of nowhere this huge hurdle comes up that threatens your business. Read more to find out what to do!

June 4, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Ideas Are Everywhere!

What is the biggest reason we hear from people when we suggest "you should start your own business"? The lack of a life-changing idea usually ranks in the top 3. Here's some ways to combat that in your classroom.

May 28, 2020 • Rob Phelan


Do A Simple StartUp With Your Students

One of the most effective ways to teach is to model a process, show how to overcome challenges, and demonstrate ways to problem-solve. Here's why you should model the process of doing a Simple StartUp with your students.

May 19, 2020 • Rob Phelan


How To Plan A Culminating Event For Your Students' Simple StartUps

The final event for your students can be the most exciting part of a Simple StartUp Project. Here are 3 potential ways to do it.

May 12, 2020 • Rob Phelan


The Simple StartUp Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Why today, in the midst of a global pandemic, is the right time to start a business.

May 5, 2020 • Rob Phelan