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Pathway Overview

It does not matter what a company makes, sells or services, every company needs people to account for and manage their money and their business. A career in Business and Finance offers exciting challenges, good pay, and a solid future. Education and training in this industry will help students acquire many marketable, real world skills. If students are good with numbers, enjoy working with the public, and want opportunities to advance in today’s global workplace, check out options in this Pathway.

Quick Look

Explore this pathway:

Is a career in Business & Finance right for you?

Do you recognize opportunity when you see it that others may not?

Do you want to create, organize and manage a business?

 Do you believe in yourself?

Do you have an idea for a product or service that is unique?

3 Main Points

1. Small Business crosses every sector of the economy.

2. Students are discovering entrepreneurship as a career pathway.

3. Nearly every community college in California provides coursework or program offerings to support entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Important Skills



 Creative Thinking

 Problem Solving

 Customer Service

 Responding Versus Reacting to Your Environment


How To Be An Entrepreneur

The CaCareerCafe has a special section for Entrepreneurs with videos, lessons and activities that will give you some basics on how to be an entrepreneur.

Biz Whiz Academy

Teaching kids and teens to be entrepreneurs!

Pathways in Global Trade

Animation and student voices help keep this video light and easily accessible for students who might be interested in global trade.

Global Trade & Logistics Overview

Global Trade & Logistics—created for the Doing What Matters Initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.


Are you an Entrepreneur? A student guide to entrepreneurship with quizzes and activities to get started on your journey


Global Trade & Logistics Pathway


Doing What Matters for Small Business

The mission of the Small Business Sector is to work together with industry and education to improve and expand our business and entrepreneurial curriculum so we better deliver a job-ready workforce and entrepreneurial leaders to ensure California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

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Think Like an Entrepreneur

Are you an Entrepreneur? A student guide to entrepreneurship with quizzes and activities to get started on your journey.

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Califoria CITD

Centers for International Trade Development: Services that promote exports and international business education. CITD invests in California's economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.

More Info is a site about international trade that is managed by the International Trade Administration. The U.S. Government has strategically partnered with major corporations to help small and medium-sized U.S. companies begin and/or expand their export sales.

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I Have A Job In Global Trade (Official Music Video)

The official music video for the song “I Have A Job In Global Trade.”

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