ERIC Number: ED234237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Starting and Managing Your Own Business in the 80's. Marketing and Distributive Education. Entrepreneurship. Instructor's Guide.
Smith, Cliff; Milhalevich, Rick
This instructor's guide is designed to be used in a seminar to explore the personal aptitude and skills required in entrepreneurship and to provide general and specific information about recognizing and overcoming the problems associated with beginning a new business. Addressed in the individual chapters are the following topics: the scope of small businesses (the elements, advantages, disadvantages, role, and major fields of small businesses); aspects of entrepreneurship (the advantages and shortcomings of being an entrepreneur and the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs); development of a successful entrepreneurial enterprise (economic conditions, ideas for entrepreneurial opportunities, ways to become an entrepreneur, and business failure); preparing a business plan (reasons for a business plan, the content of a business plan, identification of a business, market area, competition, financing, legal issues, location, and personnel); managing the enterprise (the planning, organization, direction, control, finance, accounting, and bookkeeping functions of business management; business and community; and business ethics); and resources for the small business. The guide includes a time allocation plan; lists of entrepreneurial, general, managerial, marketing and sales, and accounting and financial competencies; a detailed outline of the content to be presented during each lesson; teaching tips for use in delivering the instructional text; worksheets; transparency masters; and discussion questions. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Distributive Education, Entrepreneurship, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Marketing, Personality Traits, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Resources, Small Businesses, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.