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ERIC Number: ED211778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Answering Service, Module 17. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Shapiro, Norma
This module on owning and operating an answering 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 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 (different types of services and their clients; competition; legal requirements); choosing a location (elements to consider); getting money to start (business description; starting money; cost of equipment and an office); being in charge (hiring staff; job description; application form; training staff); organizing the work (signing up clients; the basic message; the special request; old messages); setting prices (how to determine price; what will people pay); advertising and selling (advertising methods; advertising costs); keeping financial records (how to bill; how to keep records); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; how to raise profits; computers). 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. ETC100J1, $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: Answering Services; Entrepreneurship; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 031 026-101 and CE 031 324.