ERIC Number: ED211812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Down to Business: Carpentry Business, Module 34. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
Gall, Joyce P.
This module on owning and operating a carpentry business 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, competition; important personal qualities; how to compete; legal requirements); choosing a location (where you do your work; paying for a separate business location); getting money to start (statement of financial need; purpose of a business description); being in charge (dividing the work; paying for services; hiring employees; supervising and training employees); organizing the work (making an estimate; work orders; work schedules; time planning); setting prices (factors that determine price); advertising and selling (advertising methods; what makes a good ad; selling your services); keeping financial records (importance of good financial record keeping; handling credit; daily cash sheet); and keeping your business successful (profit and personal satisfaction; profit/loss statement; getting information about expansion). 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, Carpentry, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100LL1, $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.