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ERIC Number: ED211750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Tree Service, Module 3. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Shapiro, Norma
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.