There are fifteen major standards, which are divided into the following three major sections:
Entrepreneurial Skills: The unique traits, behaviors and processes that differentiate an entrepreneur from an employee or manager.
Ready Skills: The business, or entrepreneurial, knowledge and skills that are prerequisites or
co-requisites for the study of entrepreneurship.
Business Functions: The business activities performed in starting and running a business.
The five stages of the entrepreneurial process (left), along with the individual traits and behaviors associated with the successful entrepreneur, comprise the set of “Entrepreneurship Skills” listed in the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education.