Entrepreneurship

  • Do you dream of changing the world with the next best product or service? Do you want to climb the corporate ladder to the top? Learn how to develop your leadership and business management skills through the entrepreneurship program.

    If you are interested in founding your own successful and innovative business, the entrepreneurship program will guide you through properly strategizing a plan and will assist you in seeking funding for your venture. Not sure if you want to go into business for yourself? Use this course to generate ideas to be able to manage a startup, non-profit and to prepare for the corporate world. This course will take you from the ideation process to exploration of financial, legal, and marketing, all while developing a personal business plan for an opportunity to pitch to local investors for start-up money and other resources.

    The 1-year entrepreneurship class offered through Grayson Technical Program leads to completion of the Business Management and Administration Pathway. The courses include entrepreneurship, legal environment of business, business and technology, and advanced composition. A career in business and administration involves business and financial planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations, general management, business information management, human resources management, operations management and administrative support. Successful pathway completers will gain industry certification as well.

    This course will fulfill the fourth year language arts requirement toward graduation.


 Dr. LaSheena Simpson

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Dr. LaSheena Simpson

Dr. LaSheena McAfee Simpson is the Entrepreneurship Pathway Instructor at Grayson Tech. Her love for business started at the age of 10 when she created a newspaper to sell to her neighbors and members of her community. Her professional portfolio consists of over 16 years of industry experience in sales, marketing, and management. She currently operates an online retail company. Dr. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Marketing/Design and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the American InterContinental University. She decided to pursue a career in education after she realized her desire to mentor business students. As a result, she began working as an Academic Counselor and Adjunct Business Faculty Member at the University of Phoenix. While employed at the University of Phoenix, she earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Simpson is committed to helping others bring their dream to fruition, which is why she loves teaching young entrepreneurs. When she is not shaping the minds of tomorrow’s business leaders, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Entrepreneurship student presenting a business idea to a group of adults sitting around a conference table
  • Skills Learned

    • Personal Development and Leadership
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Public Speaking
    • Opportunity Recognition
    • Professional Communication
    • Employability Skills

  • Daily Activities

    • Business Model Development
    • Business Venture Research
    • Product Design and Development
    • Advanced Composition
    • Problem Solving
    • Risk Management

  • Careers

    • Entrepreneur
    • Business Management
    • Human Resources
    • Accountant
    • Advertising and Promotions
    • Financial Management
    • Sales
    • Insurance
    • Legal

  • Colleges and Universities

    • University of Georgia
    • Kennesaw State University
    • Georgia Tech
    • Full Sail University
    • Georgia Southern University

Entrepreneurship students on a field trip to the Michael J. Coles College of Business