ERIC Number: ED211750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Tree Service, Module 3. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a tree service is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit activity. Units (and subject matter) in this module are: planning your business (what does a tree service do; who will be your customers; is there room for you; skills; experience; personal qualities); choosing a location (convenience; contacts; chances of success; office rental); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need); being in charge (hiring people; job description; training new people; decision making); organizing the work (keeping appointments; estimates; work order form; work schedules); setting prices (the break-even point; competitive pricing); advertising and selling (types of ads); keeping financial records (billing; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; net profit; profit ratio; how to increase profits). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Money Management, Ornamental Horticulture, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Service Occupations, Trees
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100H1, $6.00. 25% discount on 100 or more of same title. Complete set--ETC100--$200.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Entrepreneurship; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 031 026-101 and CE 031 324.