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View Resource Incorporating Sustainability Into Your Greenhouse Business Operation

This assignment was part of a horticulture course taught by Elizabeth Howley at Clackamas Community College. The assignment integrates horticulture and agriculture topics with business and entrepreneurship. The students are asked to infuse sustainability into their business plans. They are asked the question: "What specific sustainable practice will you utilize at your greenhouse business?" This...

View Resource ecorner: Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner

Started by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the Entrepreneurship Corner is a "free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning." It's a tremendous resource for anyone broadly interested in the field of entrepreneurship, and the site contains over 1200 archived videos, podcasts, and external links. First-time visitors should start with the "Popular...

View Resource Economics Lesson Plans

Creating interesting and compelling lessons in Economics can present several unique challenges. Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning is ?a nonprofit organization created to help educators in the nation?s heartland bridge the gap between research and practice.? On this site they have compiled a series of economics lesson plans and resources for students and teachers. There are lesso...

View Resource The Economics Classroom

The so-called "dismal science" may be a difficult subject to teach even at the college level, but one can also imagine that it might be more so in high school. Fortunately, the Annenberg/CPB organization has created this rather useful workshop for teachers working across grades nine through 12 who are teaching economics. The programs are the result of a collaborative effort by Pacific Street...

View Resource In the Name of Entrepreneurship? The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business

Released in December 2007, this 368-page report from the RAND Corporation looks at the ways that regulation and the legal system can discourage or encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. Susan Gates, director of the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy remarked, "Unfortunately, some regulations place a disproportionate burden on small businesses. At the same time, exemptions...

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