ERIC Number: ED211760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Specialty Food Store, Module 8. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Rassen, Rachel L.
This module on owning and operating a specialty food 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 (products, customers, and competition; personal qualities and skills; competition; legal requirements); choosing a location (how to decide where to locate; business location; renting and leasing a store site); getting money to start (preparing a business plan; financing; business loans; statement of financial need); being in charge (building an effective staff; selecting job applicants; keeping customers and staff happy; employee benefits); setting prices (turnover; pricing; things that make prices go down and up); advertising and selling (why advertise; ways to advertise; qualities of a good ad); keeping financial records (cash sales; credit sales; credit cards; daily cash sheet); buying and keeping track of supplies (inventory selection; supplier terms; store-supplier relations; inventory control); and keeping your business successful (keeping track of profits; profit/loss statements; profit/loss ratios; improving profits; expanding). 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, Food Service, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, 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.