ERIC Number: ED211774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Wheelchair Transportation Service, Module 15. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Transportation, Wheelchairs
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
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.