BUILD-A-BIZ: Pizzeria Edition

Taught by:  

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning


2:15 – 3:15pm

TARGET: Grades 3-7

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 14 week semesters beginning Sept 18, 2019)

COST PER SEMESTER  (ALL materials provided):

$250 for private pay homeschool families.

$275 for iLead, Epic, Aveson,  Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Valiant Prep and Excel Academy Charter students. If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.


As a classroom entrepreneur you will plan and create your own pizzeria and take care of it’s daily operations, learning dozens of practical concepts related to your new venture along the way.

 What will the week’s assignment be: Designing and naming your restaurant? Planning the Grand Opening? Calculating profit? Scripting a commercial? Making a brochure? Conducting an employee job interview?

In the exciting world of business, there is so much you can learn:

  • Writing a Simple Business Plan
  • Basic Economics
  • Money Matters
  • Math
  • Problem Solving
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • and Design.


You will dream up weekly pizza specials to test the market as you look for successful dishes to grow your permanent menu. Will your new recipe be a hit? Find out the following week, through a Consumer Report showing customer sales and reviews.  We will track the collective profits of all class Pizzerias to earn real prizes throughout the year.

 In Semester #2, you will have one special project to complete at home,  followed by a chance to present it in front of your fellow “business owners”.  We will finish our year with a real-life Pizza Party to celebrate how well you Build-a-Biz!

 Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, design materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

 REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2019 visit the registration page at WeSparkLearning.com.  Open Enrollment continues until classes are full.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

 Inspired by this class, we are excited to share how a Build-A-Biz graduate has started her own business selling beautiful handmade paper gifts – check out www.ChillinQuillin.weebly.com


Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc5mmNBkEwY to watch a student’s extra credit pizza commercial!

“The Clipper Ship Strategy”

Taught by Regina Tula

Impact Leadership Network


9:00  – 10:00

Class Dates: September 10, 2019 to December 17th 2019

Grades 6th to 12th

Cost: Private Homeschooler is $175  with a $25 registration fee (Registration fee waived if payment is received before August 30th . Also, if needed a payment plan is available.)

Cost is $250 for all charter schools.


“The Clipper Ship Strategy” by Richard Maybury

Conventional wisdom says that when the government expands the money supply, the money descends on the economy in a uniform blanket. This is incorrect. The money is injected into specific locations causing hot spots or “cones”. Mr. Maybury explains a system for tracking and profiting from these cones, for locating genuine money-making opportunities, and for avoiding those which are false or dangerous. “The Clipper Ship Strategy” includes step-by-step instructions, and clever illustrations that make the system easy to understand. Explains how to cope with recessions and avoid unemployment. This book is the second sequel to “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” and should be read after “The Money Mystery” all titles available for purchase from EIE Bookstore for your convenience.

To improve the student’s learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for “The Clipper Ship Strategy” titled “A Bluestocking Guide: ”Applying The Clipper Ship Strategy”

Examples of what is covered are in Parts 1 and 2

Part 1: Sales Strategy                                Part 2: Production Strategy
A Strategy for Success                              Stomping the Town
Ethics and the Flood of Data                     Your Factors of Production
Hot Spots and Evidence                            Streamlining
Austrian Economics                                   Cyclical Problems
Line and Staff                                             Break-Even Analysis
The Clipper Ship Strategy                          Start-Up Firms: An Example
Piles of Money                                            A New Industry
The Money Spreads                                   Break-Even Solutions
Cones and Sales                                        The Most Risky Investment
Scooping and Pouring                                Specialization                                                                    All Roads                                                    Payback Analysis

This is part of a series of courses I am providing that can be taken in any order. Look for these classes now and in the future:  *“Career Choices and Financial Security”, *“Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?”,*The Money Mystery”, “The Clipper Ship Strategy”, “Whatever Happened to Justice”, *“Are you a Liberal, Conservative or Confused” and *“Ancient Rome”.

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