Programs > Business/Entrepreneurship

About the Program

The Entrepreneurship program has many hands-on and real life projects for students to gain full knowledge beyond the textbook. The capstone course, Entrepreneurship, concludes with a full business plan and competition with business professionals as the judges. Students will possess the entry level skills needed to be successful in college and the business world.  They will gain a solid foundation in business through the development of effective presentation skills, networking ability using social media, and a solid business plan to show colleges and employers. 

Running Start courses through Great Bay Community College:

All courses taught at Portsmouth High School

Earn College Credits (4 courses-2 credits per course)

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Accounting I & II

Download the College Credit Brochure

Portsmouth CTE Application 21-22

Vera Haus: Business/Entrepreneurship

Vera started at PHS in July of 2008. She is the Business-Hospitality Instructor. She ran her own law office for 20 years, has been a Justice of the Peace since 1988 performing customized wedding ceremonies for couples. Vera was also a Professor and Academic Dean at McIntosh College. She was hired to start the Business program at Portsmouth High School. Vera also started the Hospitality & Tourism program.
Vera has an Associate degree in Legal Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and has a Juris Doctor from New England Law.  Her goal is for high school students to learn about the many varied areas of business and determine if it is a career for them.

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Tiffany Whitcomb: Business/Entrepreneurship

Tiffany started at PHS in September of 2012. She is the Business-Entrepreneurship Instructor. She has 10 years of experience in the fields of business and education. She is driven and possesses entrepreneurial thinking and creativity. Tiffany has a B.S. in Business Administration and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Her mission is to prepare students for the reality of the workplace.

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Education Courses

Introduction to Business (foundation course for all classes)

Marketing and Sales

Accounting I & II

Entrepreneurship (capstone course)

Economics credit earned in Introduction to Business course!

Units of Study

Creation of Business Plan

Presentation Skills

Sales Process

Marketing and Advertising Techniques

Accounting using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


Options for Continuing Education

Plymouth State

University of New Hampshire

Bentley College

Babson College

Stonehill College

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