Business Bulletin

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

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


Working With, Not Against, Your Administration

You've got a great new idea, but you're pretty sure your admin is going to shoot it down without much thought. Here are some things you can try to get your admin on your team.

July 16, 2020 • Rob Phelan


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