To be effective, entrepreneurial education should be comprehensive, easily accessible, and user-friendly. eL3’s Plan Forward™ curriculum encourages the students to embrace the process of discovery, test their beliefs, pivot when necessary and develop a business model that they will execute successfully.
The challenge when teaching business planning is that a majority of the students are trying to write a business plan with little or no knowledge of how to start and run a business successfully. Business planning curriculum focuses more on filling out a business template instead of teaching how to create and test a business model for its financial viability and prepare for their new role as business owner.
Create a flexible technology-based curriculum that is created by small business owners, designed for optimum learning by e-learning educators that connects participants to all of the community and government resources invested in their entrepreneurial success.
the plan forward curriculum was created by small business owners and designed by online educators. it can be used in a blended learning environment (online combined with face-to-face classroom time) or as a stand-alone elearning program.
el3 offers an on-line facilitator training program for organizations that use the curriculum in their entrepreneurial programs.
the plan forward™ curriculum has been successfully implemented by several colorado sbdc (small business development centers) and the colorado department of transportation in their 10-week leading edge business strategy classes.