ERIC Number: ED211786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Word Processing Service, Module 21. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a word processing 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 (kinds of service; competition; skills; experience; personal qualities; legal requirements); choosing a location (locations to avoid); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need); being in charge (job descriptions; hiring and training staff); organizing the work (work order forms; work schedules; reference library); setting prices (competition; things that affect prices); advertising and selling (things to consider; types of ads); keeping financial records (how to bill; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statements; profit ratio; how to change the profit ratio). 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, Word Processing
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100N1, $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.