ERIC Number: ED211780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Secretarial Service, Module 18. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a secretarial 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 (type of work; type of customers; competition; special services; repeat business; legal requirements); choosing a location (what's the right spot); getting money to start (business description; business plan; statement of financial need); being in charge (hiring staff; communication; job descriptions; training staff); organizing the work (work order forms; work schedules; reference books); setting prices (break-even point; things that affect prices); advertising and selling (direct mail and personal contact; bulletin boards; goodwill); keeping financial records (how to bill; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statements; profit ratios; how to raise 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, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Secretaries
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100L1, $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.