This unit covers the development of e-commerce and the rapid growth of virtual marketing. The importance of entrepreneurs in e-commerce is also covered. Numerous video links are included within the presentation. Students will learn the following: How and why the internet was developed. What e-commerce is and why it is essential to the expansion of the global economy. The advantages and disadvantages to businesses of engaging in e-commerce. How businesses use e-commerce to communicate with customers. How entrepreneurs have created and affected e-commerce.