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ERIC Number: ED211774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Wheelchair Transportation Service, Module 15. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Wolman, Jean
This module on owning and operating a wheelchair transportation 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 (services, customers, and competition; personal qualities and skills; how to compete well; legal requirements); choosing a location (type of area and customers; competition; location and type of office); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need); being in charge (assigning tasks; hiring staff; keeping people happy); organizing the work (work order forms; work schedules); setting prices (demand for services; competition; operating expenses; profit; Medicaid); advertising and selling (personal visits; brochures and giveaways; referrals; ads); keeping financial records (customer billing form; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statements; increasing sales). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100S1, $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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.