ERIC Number: ED211806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Auto Body Shop, Module 31. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
This module on owning and operating an auto repair shop 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 (personal qualities; trends; services; customers; competition; special services; permits); choosing a location (picking an area; picking a building); getting money to start (business description; statement of financial need); being in charge (dividing the work; hiring workers; training workers; keeping your workers happy); organizing the work (describing the work; scheduling the work; checking the work); setting prices (two ways of pricing; cost of goods sold; operating expenses; profit; competition; customer demand); advertising and selling (how to plan your advertising; what media to use; what to say in your ads); keeping financial records (cash and credit; work order form; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit/loss statement; keeping profits high; changing or improving your services). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Auto Mechanics, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
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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.