We all have learned the hard way that free isn’t always free, but I think you’ll find that the courses listed are completely free and some of the highest quality educational materials on entrepreneurship available.
I’d also like to insert a caveat that online sources often change their offerings and what may have been free as of this writing (summer of 2016) quality, quantity and prices can change without notice! Eyes wide open. (let us know if you find changes we need to correct. Thanks!)
PBS – Your Public Broadcasting Station, (NPT in some areas) is one of the best kept secret in homeschooling resources. A virtual goldmine of educational videos accompanied by teacher’s guides and lesson plans, there is something for every age and subject. Of course, our favorite is all their entrepreneurial offerings! Go to >> PBS.com/entrepreneur
SBA-The Small Business Association
The SBA Learning Center for Entrepreneurs is an excellent resource that you’ve already paid for by your federal taxes. Get your money’s worth! >>https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training
SBA also has a 30 minute video course geared for young entrepreneurs at: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/young-entrepreneurs
Another great resource you’ve already paid for with your taxes is SCORE – a mentoring resource for new or seasoned entrepreneurs that is suprisingly little known in the entrepreneur world! My entrepreneurial son was very skeptical of this resource and wondered why anyone would do it for free. He understood when I asked him if he would consider doing something like this for others when he decided to retire….”Heck, yeh!”
You tell them your business needs in return you will receive suggestions of prescreened mentors that will help you in person or via email, no strings attached! There are also workshops available as well as a library of very helpful information on their website. Check it out at: https://www.score.org/
These Kids Mean Business
Search this site to watch video clips, read original essays, download age-appropriate lesson plans, play KidBiz games, and find links to dozens of entrepreneurship education programs.
An excellent resource! >>http://www.thesekidsmeanbusiness.org/
Kids Biz is a TV show that quotes “The place where kids teach kids about money and business”. You might think kids teaching kids isn’t a great idea, I’m pretty sure the material is written by some pretty knowledgeable professionals! You’ll find a wealth of resources like games, lesson plans and educational video clips teaching business and money in ways kids relate to! Go directly to the student resources here>>
All Terrain Brain
You’ll find this site written primarily for younger entrepreneurs, but any age entrepreneur can benefit! Brought to you by The Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship, All Terrain Brain (ATB) encourages kids to discover their passions, tap into their entrepreneurial spirits, and be their own boss. The ATB Web site has animated music videos, interactive games, and a downloadable activity guide. >>http://www.allterrainbrain.org/
Find a great list of lesson videos here: >>http://www.teenbusiness.com/lesson-video-entrepreneur/
NFIB Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom Programs
NFIB has been helping unite entrepreneurs as well as teaching entrepreneurship to youth.They are considered to be one the top agencies helping teens discover entrepreneurship in the world. There are free online lessons as well as a wealth of info available at >>http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/entrepreneur-in-the-classroom/
I believe JA has to be the original entrepreneurship agency for kids! Check it out at: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/home
When we first began 10 years ago, Entre-Ed was one of the few places we could find quality Entrepreneurial education for youth. I have not investigated what they offer in their new and improved website, but would be worth checking into! http://www.entre-ed.org/
Alison.com offers a wealth of educational resources free of charge. I’m checking it out now and will let you know how it works. There are several interesting entrepreneurship courses I noticed I plan to try!
Completely free and high quality, this is a resource you must try! See our post on this resource at: http://homeschool-entrepreneur.com/free-entrepreneurship-courses-for-teens/
Keep checking back, new resources added regularly!