ERIC Number: ED211766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Flower and Plant Store, Module 11. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Rassen, Rachel L.
This module on owning and operating a flower and plant 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; helpful personal qualities; how to compete well; legal requirements); choosing a location (how to choose a site; renting and leasing a store); getting money to start (preparing a business plan; statement of financial need); being in charge (managing a sales staff; hiring salespeople; keeping workers happy); setting prices (pricing; markdown sales; stock turnover); advertising and selling (how to advertise; sales methods); keeping financial records (cash sales; credit sales; daily cash sheet); buying and keeping track of supplies (inventory selection; choosing suppliers; purchase orders; inventory control); and keeping your business successful (keeping track of profits; profit/loss statements; improving profits; increasing sales). 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, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Retailing, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100W1, $6.00. 25% discount on 100 or more of same title. Complete set--ETC 100--$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.