Entrepreneurship Project

1. Choose one of the following entrepreneurs:

  • Willie Robertson (Duck Commander)
  • Rupert Murdock (News Corporation)
  • Ted Turner (owner of CNN)
  • Sam Walton (Wal-Mart)
  • Ray Kroc (McDonalds)
  • Ben Cohen, (Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream)
  • William Henry Gates (Bill) (Microsoft)
  • Ralph Lauren, Billionaire, Designer-Polo
  • Walt Disney
  • Dave Thomas (Wendy's)
  • Steve Jobs (Apple Computer)
  • Alfred C. Fuller (Fuller Brush Company)
  • John Pemberton and Asa Candler (Coca-Cola)
  • David McConnell (Avon)
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google)
  • Jim Sinegal (Costco)
  • James McLamore (Burger King)
  • Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • Bill Palmer (Applebee’s)
  • Michael Del (Del Computer)
  • Pierre Omidyar (eBay)
  • Dr. Nell Clark Warren (eHarmony)
  • Mark Zuckerbert (Facebook)
  • Fred Smith ( FedEx)
  • Bill Hewlett (Hewlett Packard)
  • Barron Hilton (Hilton Hotels
  • Arthur Blank & Bernie Marcus (Home Depot)
  • Dan Carney (Pizza Hut)
  • Troy Smith (Sonic)
  • Fred DeLuca (Subway)
  • Glen Bell (Taco Bell)
  • Claude Ryan & Jim Casey (UPS)
  • Ruth Handler (Barbie)
  • Henry Ford (Ford Motor)
  • Louis Chevrolet (Chevrolet)
  • James Cash Penney (J.C. Penney)
  • George D. Dayton (Target)
  • Charles Lazarus (Toys “R” Us)
  • Thomas Stemberg (Staples)
  • Issac Singer (Singer Sewing Machines)
  • Rollin King and Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines)
  • Georg Eastman (Kodak)
  • Mike and Marian Ilitch (Little Caesars)
  • Henry John Heinz (Heinz)
  • Charles A. Pillsbury (Pillsbury Flour Mills)
  • Amos Whitney and Francis Pratt (Pratt & Whitney)
  • Harry B. Cunningham (Kmart)
  • Barney Kroger (Kroger)
  • Samuel M. Skaggss (Safeway)

2. Create a slideshow to answer the following questions:

  • What influenced them to start their own business?
  • Is your entrepreneur alive or deceased? If deceased how/why did they pass away? If they are Alive, how old are they?
  • What obstacles did they come across in order to start up their business?
  • What education did they earn and where did they earn their education?
  • Did they have any experience starting a business?
  • What is their business? (What does their business sell/do?)
  • When did they start their business?
  • How successful was it at first?
  • Is their business still running to till this day? If so how successful is it?