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Business 10, Lesson 120 – Business Skill Development

I have been with the Ron Paul Curriculum since 5th Grade and I have taken almost every subject that they offered for whatever grade I was in, including 8th Grade Personal Finance, 9th Grade Business I, and this year’s Business course.  Throughout these grades, I have learned many business skills that are so much better than knowing how to flip a burger at the back of a fast food restaurant.  In this essay, I am going to elaborate on why knowing basic business skills are more valuable than knowing how to flip a burger.

If you are reading this essay, you are probably an RPC student and have listened to all of Mr. North’s speeches about why starting your own business or having business skills are more rewarding than burger flipping or some other kind of dull and boring job.  At this point, I am sure you are pretty sick of this spiel, and I cannot blame you.  But give this essay a chance.  After all, I’m not Mr. North.  I’m your fellow student.

Having business skills are invaluable, even if you do not plan to start a business of your own.  Business skills can be important to have during real life problems.  For example, a business skill that you can use in business and in real life is planning.  If you are working and have a certain project or presentation you have to write, you will be able to smoothly plan it like you would with a business.  Another business skill that is useful is knowing how to write a good “elevator pitch.”  Almost every line of work requires you to know how to write and present a compelling elevator pitch.

I am sure you can think of other business skills that can help in the real world.

Even if you do not want to start your business, the skills you can learn in these courses are invaluable.  They are good skills to have if you want to have a successful career in whatever industry you choose.

Thanks for reading!


Author: sophiaelahirpc

10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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