ERIC Number: ED211796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Home Attendant Service, Module 26. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a home attendant 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 (services, customers, and competition; personal qualities; legal requirements); choosing a location (customers; competition; balance between customers and competition; personal considerations); getting money to start (information needed to get a business loan; financial information); being in charge (tasks; selecting staff; employee satisfaction); organizing the work (keeping track of the staff; work orders; scheduling; time cards; time planning); setting prices (acceptable to customers; in line with competition; components of price; establishing a price); advertising and selling (customer needs; advertising and promotion; selling and customer relations); keeping financial records (importance of financial records; customer billing; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit and personal satisfaction; key elements of a successful business; profit/loss statement). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for the module.) (CT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Financial Support, Home Health Aides, Learning Activities, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
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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.