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ERIC Number: ED211800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Pest Control Service, Module 28. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Colby, Pamela G.
This module on owning and operating a pest control 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; how to compete well; legal requirements); choosing a location (customers nearby; area; space; building; rent); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need; meeting with the loan officer); being in charge (hiring; matching people and tasks; training); organizing the work (keeping track of the work; scheduling the work); setting prices (costs for supplies and workers; demand for services; competition; costs and expenses; profit); advertising and selling (plan your advertising; ways to advertise; "people" ads; how to design printed ads); keeping financial records (customer billing form; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; change your business to increase sales). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100HH1, $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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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; Pest Control; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 031 026-101 and CE 031 324.