More than ever, high school and college students dream of owning their own business when they grow up and working for themselves.

But the realities of starting a business are sobering, and even people with a good idea can fail to last a single year in their new enterprise.

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The website principles of entrepreneurship, available on the web free at America.gov, provides students with a basic guide to the issues facing those who seek their own way in the marketplace.

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Best of all, creating a business plan is a great incentive to study math, the cornerstone of profit, loss, cash flow and net worth.

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Click here to view the principles of entrepreneurship.