ERIC Number: ED211784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Software Design Company, Module 20. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a software design company 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 (targeted market; special services; programming skills; business skills; legal requirements); choosing a location (questions to ask yourself); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need; unforeseen expenses; general office costs); being in charge (hiring staff; job descriptions; training staff); organizing the work (writing the program; putting the package together; distribution; user service; work schedule); setting prices (competition; targeted market; break-even point; price changes); advertising and selling (trade magazines; press release; direct mail; computer clubs and fairs); keeping financial records (how to bill; credit; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; adding new products). 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, Computer Programs, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Material Development, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100M1, $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.