ERIC Number: ED211814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Plumbing Business, Module 35. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating a plumbing business 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, competition; personal qualities; how to compete successfully); choosing a location (customers; competition; personal considerations; selecting a specific location); getting money to start (information needed to get a business loan); being in charge (tasks; choosing workers; keeping people happy); organizing the work (work order; contracts; scheduling; 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; profit/loss statement; how to increase profits). 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, Plumbing, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100PP1, $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.