ERIC Number: ED211792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Housecleaning Service, Module 24. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a housecleaning 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 (personal qualities and skills; types of services and customers; competition; insurance and business permits); choosing a location (type of town; type of office location); getting money to start (business descriptions; financial information; statement of financial need); being in charge (dividing the work; hiring and training workers; keeping your workers happy); organizing the work (describing the work; scheduling the work); setting prices (cost of goods sold; operating expenses; profit; competition; customer demand); advertising and selling (advertising methods; what to say in your ads; special ways to attract customers); keeping financial records (customer accounts; billing credit customers; keeping track of cash); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; keeping profits high; changing or improving services). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Skills, Financial Support, Household Workers, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Service Occupations
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madision, WI 53706 (Order no. ETC100CC1, $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.