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)
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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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
Marketing and Advertising Techniques
Accounting using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles