Explore entrepreneurship and role of small business in communities
Examine what makes an entrepreneurial climate
Introduce 3 Entrepreneurship Curriculia
An Exploration of Entrepreneurship
Learn to Earn Lawn Care and the Environment
3 Creating a Vibrant Community Economy
4 Required Elements
Enhance human capital
Create an entrepreneurial climate
Build the digital capacity
Expand civic engagement
in Rural areas
Change the criteria for success look beyond a single focus
Speak with one voice for all rural
Build from inside out
4 Creating an Entrepreneurial Climate
Entrepreneurship must be an explicit economic development strategy
Community must embrace and nurture entrepreneurs
Access to quality workers/consultants/mentors
Supportive public policies
5 Common Questions/Issues
1. What can I do Opportunity
- Dont ask Do I have what it takes or
What are my skills and talents
2. Where can I get a grant Funding
- Often no idea about what business they
they want to start their own ability to
provide some capital their own credit
record or what they need.
6 The numbers
Small businesses 16 million nonfarm
50 of private workforce
Create 2/3 of all new jobs
52 of all nonfarm output
7 The numbers
Family businesses 13.8 of households
South 3.2 million - 109 billion transferred
Home-based businesses 5 - 10 of hh
Range 4 NY urban to 18 Vermont rural (IA-10)
8 More So What
1/3 of all companies started
Original foundation for all economic activity
50 of business revenue
Disproportionately large in plains rural areas
Families have higher than average income
Part 1 Turning your passion into a career
Part 2 Making a living from your passion
An introduction to the skills needed to operate a successful business. Includes PowerPoints with accompanying lecture notes video clips of entrepreneurs on various topics and activities.
10 An Exploration of Entrepreneurship Turning Your Passion Into a CareerCourse Syllabus
Course description Study of the process of getting the idea for the business honing that idea into a workable business finding a target market and promoting the business.
Identify characteristics associated with small business entrepreneurs.
Develop the ability to use current skills to identify viable opportunities for entrepreneurship.
Evaluate business profiles and plans.
Identify steps in the design and production processes.
Develop and evaluate promotional plans.
Specific topics will be
Qualification and characteristics of entrepreneurs
Ownership goals objectives and risks
How to find hidden opportunities in your field
Business Profiles and Plans
Type of business service value added retail
Business image location projected sales
11 An Exploration of Entrepreneurship Making a Living From Your PassionCourse Syllabus
Course Description Getting from a business idea to operating a successful business requires focused hard work. Making a Living identifies several of the major business elements required in a profitable business.
Course Objectives Identify and evaluate various management philosophies used in small businesses Develop and evaluate a business plan Develop skills used by entrepreneurs to manage a firm Identify the various financial aspects involved in a small business Financial record keeping and accounting Systems Financing Profitable pricing Evaluate the various business structure.
Brief Course Outline
Organizational culture and management philosophy
Creating the Organization
The 80/20 Rule
Organization and layout of business facilities
Business Structure and Legalities
Licensing and permits
12 LEARN TO EARN Lawn Care and the Environment 13
Designed to teach youth ages 12-15 how to open their own lawn care business. Focuses on mulching as a niche market.
Includes PowerPoints leader notes activities and promotional material.
14 Visual Merchandising The Silent Salesperson
Hong Yu Glenn Muske
Oklahoma State University
15 Program Overview
Getting Started Visual Merchandising Basics
Materials for Successful Visual Merchandising
Ideas and Techniques for Getting Customers Attention
Other areas of Visual Merchandising
16 Visual Merchandising Defined
Visual merchandising is the actual selling of merchandise through a visual medium.
This is who we are and what we stand for.
Pegler M. M. Visual Merchandising Display
Practice practice practice
Need not be expensive
Adds the silent salesperson to your staff
Must be a continuous process
REFRESH! REFRESH!!! REFRESH!!!!!
Everything you try may not work just keep trying
Keep displays neat clean and simple
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