ERIC Number: ED211778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Answering Service, Module 17. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Service Occupations
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
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.