ERIC Number: ED212888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Be Your Own Boss: Introducing Entrepreneurship. Professional Development Series, No. 5.
Persons, Edgar A.
Suitable for use by teachers as an introductory unit on entrepreneurship, this booklet is organized around 10 basic questions that the aspiring entrepreneur should be able to answer. The following issues are covered in the questions: the suitability of the individual to the entrepreneur role and vice versa, the ability of the individual to make decisions, knowing how to get started, records that the business owner must keep, development and use of profit/loss and balance sheets, regulating cash flow, the necessity of salesmanship, the role of purchasing in a successful business, and the importance of good employer employee relations. Although complete answers are not provided to the questions, enough information is given so a teacher will know the kinds of information students need to consider entrepreneurship as an alternative work role. At the end of each brief section is a one- or two-sentence summary statement. Each is a key statement of knowledge and skills needed by the aspiring entrepreneur. Combined, they can serve as a checklist on what students need to know about establishing a business. (MN)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Career Education, Decision Making, Educational Needs, Employer Employee Relationship, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Job Skills, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Purchasing, Qualifications, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
The American Vocational Association, Inc., 2020 North Fourteenth St., Arlington, VA 22201 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.