Entrepreneurship - CIP 52.0701

The backbone of the American economy is the small business owner. 
Nearly 50% of all Americans state they would like to own their own business. This program will provide the foundation necessary to successfully start and run a small business. Learn how to develop a business plan, seek investors, and the pitfalls of the new beginner. In this program students will engage in the actual real-world experience of starting a business from the first step to the last. Entrepreneurship teaches students basic business concepts and experiences through profit based projects. They develop creative and innovative thinking and critical thinking skills vital for entrepreneurs' success in career building with an emphasis in business self-ownership.

Meet the Teacher

Mr. McNamara graduated from Cabrini College with BA in History and Pollical Science. He received his Master's degree from Kutztown University in Education. He is currently an owner to several businesses including restaurants and residential properties. As an owner to the restaurants, he oversees all the functions and the day to day operations of the business. He began his teaching career at Pottstown HS in 2016 after selling a previous restaurant and realized he wanted to give back to the community. 

Mr. McNamara grew up in the Pottstown area. Even his wife was a PHS graduate. He loves to spend time with his family, golfing, traveling (especially beach destinations) and staying active. Engaging and encouraging students to think creatively to solve everyday problems, whether big or small, has become his passion while teaching. Working with students to create innovative products to meet the public's needs while cultivating confidence and the ability to build their own careers and success has become his favorite part of teaching.

Career Pathways

Chief Executives

General and Operations Managers

Managers, All Other

Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Task List

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Math for Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Careers
  • Computer Applications
  • Entrepreneurial Business Communications
  • Entrepreneurial Ethics
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Information
  • Managing One's Own Business
  • Entrepreneurial Sales
  • Promoting and Advertising
  • Customer Service
  • Sourcing and Distribution
  • Operations Management
  • Merchandising

Articulation Agreements/SOAR Credits

The Engineering Technology program holds a one-to-one articulation agreement with: Montgomery County Community College

Industry Certifications

  • OSHA Certification CareerSafe

Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

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