ERIC Number: ED211758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Apparel Store, Module 7. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Rassen, Rachel L.
This module on owning and operating an apparel store 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 (customers, competition, and products; helpful personal qualities; how to compete; store's image); choosing a location (choosing the area; questions to ask; renting and leasing a store); being in charge (building an effective staff; selecting job applicants; employee training; store policies); setting prices (turnover; pricing; gross project pricing; markdown/sales); advertising and selling (choosing how to advertise; qualities of a good ad; costs); keeping financial records (cash sales; credit sales: daily cash sheet); buying and keeping track of supplies (inventory selection; supplier terms; store-supplier relations; purchase orders; inventory control); and keeping your business successful (keeping track of profits; how to prepare a profit/loss statement; two year statements). 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, Clothing, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Merchandising, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Retailing, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100T1, $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.