ERIC Number: ED211800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Pest Control Service, Module 28. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Colby, Pamela G.
This module on owning and operating a pest control 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; how to compete well; legal requirements); choosing a location (customers nearby; area; space; building; rent); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need; meeting with the loan officer); being in charge (hiring; matching people and tasks; training); organizing the work (keeping track of the work; scheduling the work); setting prices (costs for supplies and workers; demand for services; competition; costs and expenses; profit); advertising and selling (plan your advertising; ways to advertise; "people" ads; how to design printed ads); keeping financial records (customer billing form; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; change your business to increase sales). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Money Management, Pesticides, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Service Occupations
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100HH1, $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.