How Did Free Enterprise Now® Begin?

Free Enterprise Now® is a unique curriculum that allows students and others to learn about our free enterprise system. This is accomplished through short lessons that teach the fundamentals of this system, how to start a business, ethical and leadership training and how government intersects with the free enterprise system. 


BORN FROM THE free enterprise leadership challenge

Because the FELC program was limited to summer sessions, the opportunity to develop a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on free enterprise became available in 2014. Led by Dr. Peter Frank, Dean at the School of Business at Wingate University, this unique curriculum allows students and others to learn about our free enterprise system. This is accomplished through short lessons that teach the fundamentals of this system, how to start a business, ethical and leadership training and how government intersects with the free enterprise system. The program was also assisted by Derrick Nantz, current teacher of economics at Wake Technical Community College and adjunct professor at UNC-Wilmington, and one of the budding stars for online education.


Free Enterprise Education In Your Classroom

This curriculum is designed to be used in whole or in part by public and private high school teachers, homeschool groups, individuals, charter schools, and student groups (such as Future Business Leaders of America). Teachers or groups can use any part of the curriculum that fits their own curriculum requirements or utilize all lesson plans, with the videos and various experiential learning activities. Teachers can download their complimentary curriculum guide here and the links to the video lessons are below.


Learn about our Free Enterprise Heroes!

A free enterprise hero is a person who has created a successful business through a creative use of his or her talents and resources, and whose life is marked by good character and virtue. A free enterprise hero is also an innovator, leader and well respected member of his or her community, business and civic organizations. Most importantly, a free enterprise hero will use his or her success to give back to people and philanthropic organizations.