ERIC Number: ED211768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Business and Personal Service, Module 12. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Rassen, Rachel L.
This module on owning and operating a business and personal service 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 (what is a service business; who are your customers; competition; repeat customers); choosing a location (finding the right spot); getting money to start (business plan; starting expenses); being in charge (going it alone; hiring staff; training employees; employer-employee relationship; communication); setting prices (break-even point; things that make prices go up and down); advertising and selling (advertising methods; qualities of a good ad); keeping financial records (collecting the money; credit; daily cash sheet); buying and keeping track of supplies (inventory; suppliers; purchase orders; inventory control; work orders; work schedules); and keeping your business successful (keeping track of profits; net profit; profit/expense ratios; how to raise 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, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Service Occupations
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100V1, $6.00. 25% discount on 100 or more of same title. Complete set-- ETC100--$200.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.