ESB is the first certification product in the new Certiport Business Fundamentals Certification Program. The ESB exam is intended for use primarily in academic settings including secondary schools, vocational schools, community colleges, and technical colleges.
Candidates for ESB certification will be expected to have key conceptual knowledge of entrepreneurial and small business principles, although it is not required for students to have had real-world experience as a small business manager in order to take and pass the exam. Successful completion of this certification will validate skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.
Whether it is a beauty salon in a large metropolitan city, a taco shop in a booming resort location, or a car repair garage in the suburbs, an incredible number of small businesses can be found almost everywhere. In fact, in a recent report from Business.com, "every minute a new business is started in the U.S. and according to some, more than 50% of all workers will be self-employed by 2020 ." (The State of Small Business in America , 2015, Business.com, emphasis added.)
ESB certification engages and prepares students who will pursue additional postsecondary training or those who elect to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that these students are college and career ready.
Through Certiport’s full pathway solution you can prepare your students for the ESB certification with tailored learning materials, practice tests, and a performance-based certification exam officially endorsed by The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Adding these materials into your curriculum is easy and seamless.
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The recommended textbook for the ESB certification is Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future, 12th Edition, published by The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
By Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Published by Pearson
Copyright © 2016
Published Date: Jan 21, 2016
Product Detail: Teaches basic entrepreneurship concepts such as ideation, opportunity recognition, market research and analysis, business plan development, financial planning, and business management. Addresses the importance of thinking and acting with an entrepreneurial mindset in relation to business or any career. Aligns all chapters to business plan canvas creation or business plan development.
Description: Demystifies the process of starting a business by presenting difficult economic, financial and business concepts in a manner easily understood by beginners. Content is structured to take students through the entrepreneurial process – from the ideation stages and business opportunity validation through implementation and growth. Presenting various approaches to business planning, including using a business canvas in conjunction with business plans, it can be used as a professional resource for anyone looking to start their own business. Addresses the demands of career readiness standards through activities that teach career competencies and case studies that model what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset.
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It is recommended to get at least 150 hours of instruction to prepare yourself to pass the ESB exam.
Performance based assessment and test preparation tools to help individuals achieve IT certification credentials. Many of your students will be anxious to assess their knowledge of applications prior to taking the certification exams. Additionally, we recognize the need for educators to properly assess an individual’s knowledge. To this end, Certiport has partnered with GMetrix to deliver industry-leading practice tests. These tests, with included reporting and insight features, ensure your students are adequately prepared to their certification exam.
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The ESB certification is built to test and validate foundation-level concepts and knowledge in entrepreneurship and small business management. These core concepts include entrepreneurship; recognizing and evaluating opportunities; planning for, starting, and operating a business; marketing and sales; and financial management.
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Your ESB certification validates foundational-level understanding of core concepts related to starting or running a small business. Your digital badge makes it easy for you to promote these abilities to potential customers, investors, or even future employers on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as email and online portfolios. Individuals can click on your badge to verify and learn more about the details of your Entrepreneurship and Small Business knowledge and certification.
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