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This can be a series of workshops or an all day workshop that guides participants through decision making, writing, and hands-on activities to experience the operation of a small business. Participants, working in teams, actually: • choose a business that they believe would be successful • develop a business image • create a business slogan • determine their target market • design a business card • create a store sign • figure pricing policies • sketch a store front • develop customer and employee policies and procedures • delegate work responsibilities devise and conduct an advertising campaign • layout an actual size floor plan • pay bills • "sell" their business ideas to a panel of judges. Develop insights into management decisions that result in positive employee characteristics. Introduce factors involved in owning and operating a business. Encourage interest in an entrepreneurship education course. Provide realistic business situations to practice group decision making and problem solving techniques. There are five parts available to you that provide the instructions, materials and resources your will need to complete this intensive entrepreneurship activity. Part 1 Be All You Can Dream Pages 1-28 (Intro and Instructions) Part 2 Be All You Can Dream Pages 29-52 (Instructions and Materials) Part 3 Be All You Can Dream Pages 53-57 (Addtional Materials) Part 4 Be All You Can Dream Pages 58-63 (Materials and Judges Packets) Part 5 Be All You Can Dream Pages 64-88 (Student Packets) The activity supports the Entrepreneurship Content Standards/Performance Indicators as follows: A.01 Explain the need for entrepreneurial discovery A.16 Use components of a business plan to define venture idea A.31 Use creativity in business activities/decisions B.03 Demonstrate initiative B.08 Develop team spirit B.12 Describe desirable entrepreneurial personality traits B.14 Determine interests B.19 Make decisions B.21 Demonstrate problem-solving skills B.27 Demonstrate creativity D.06 Address people properly D.08 Make oral presentations D.15 Prepare simple written reports D.17 Follow directions D.26 Participate as a team member F.25 Explain the concept of competition H.06 Explain employment opportunities in entrepreneurship G.09 Use money effectively G.24 Invest money K.02 Maintain record of daily financial transactions L.07 Choose product name L.10 Build brand/image L.15 Select target markets L.24 Select advertising media L.37 Set prices L.41 Prepare for the sales presentation M.01 Plan business layout M.10 Select business location M.19 Place orders O.09 Develop business plan


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  • Career & Technical Education > Business
  • Career & Technical Education > Careers
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Careers
  • Social Studies > Entrepreneurship
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving

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