ERIC Number: ED211770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Innkeeping, Module 13. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Rassen, Rachel L.
This module on owning and operating an inn 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 subject matter. Learning activities are divided into individual activities, discussion questions, and a group activity. Units (and subject matter) in this module are planning your business (competition; experience; personal qualities; special services; repeat business; legal requirements); choosing a location (convenience; overbuilding) getting money to start (financial arrangements; business description; starting expenses); being in charge (hiring staff; interviewing; training staff; employer-employee relationship; communication); setting prices (competition; break-even point; profit; things that affect prices); advertising and selling (kinds of ads; qualities of a good ad); keeping financial records (collecting the money; credit cards; daily cash sheet); buying and keeping track of supplies (inventory control; making reservations; work schedules); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; how to improve profits; expanding your services). 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, Hotels, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No.ETC100X1, $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; Hospitality Occupations; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 031 026-101 and CE 031 324.