ERIC Number: ED381640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Start Your Own Business. Interim Guide.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
This guide is designed for use by instructors teaching a 12-unit course in starting a business. Presented first is a diagram illustrating the place of the course in Manitoba's business education curriculum. The academic, personal management, and teamwork skills that have been deemed critical employability skills required of the Canadian work force are listed. A course rationale, evaluation criteria, and unit time allotments are provided. Listed next are the overall course goals and objectives of each of the course units, which cover the following topics: starting a business, identifying influences affecting the business, understanding the responsibilities of business ownership, determining the target market, evaluating the competition, developing the product or service, financial planning and analysis, financing the business, managing human resources, understanding contract law, protecting against loss, and developing a business plan. Lesson plans are provided for each unit. Each lesson plan includes a unit goal and lists the teaching methods and resources suggested for use in accomplishing each of the unit objectives. A 12-item bibliography and 19-item resource list are included. Appended are student handouts about business plans, channels of distribution, and the advantages of clear communication. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Responsibility, Competency Based Education, Competition, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Lesson Plans, Marketing, Money Management, Risk Management, Secondary Education, Self Employment, Small Businesses, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.