ERIC Number: ED211752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Garden Center, Module 4. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
McBain, Susan L.
This module on owning and operating a garden center 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; services, customers, and competition; special services; legal requirements); choosing a location (picking an area; picking a spot) getting money to start (description of business; statement of financial need); being in charge (dividing the work; hiring a worker); setting prices (cost of goods sold; operating expenses; profit needed or wanted; demand for products; competition); advertising and selling (designing an ad; sales methods); keeping financial records (cash sales; credit sales; daily cash sheet); buying and keeping track of supplies (choosing a supplier; filling out a purchase order; keeping track of supplies; when and how much to order) and keeping your business successful (profit and loss statement; profit ratio and expense ratio; increasing net 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, Gardening, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Ornamental Horticulture, 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.