Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!
  Assignments for 8th Grade Middle School Business Education and Computer Science Education

Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!
  











Entrepreneurship / Business Communication & Data Tracking
Video of the Day:

 
 
EQ:  Describe 2 "Interesting facts" did you discovered in this video?
Day79-82 (Monday - Thursday  5/16/16 - 5/20/16):  STEM Games
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: -
  3. Find your Success for Teens book: and finish journaling.
    On Your Own
    Overview:

    Remember: https://www.cwpubonline.com

    • There are eight different incomes to choose from ranging from a low of $18,000 to a high of $60,000.
    • There are twelve different communities to choose from located across the United States and ranging in size from small towns like Fitchburg, Massachusetts to major cities like New York and Los Angeles.
    • Life happens week-by-week for a simulated year.

    Objectives:

    Don't Go Bankrupt

    • A low income

    • No insurance

    • Overspending before paying bills

    • A  series  of  emergencies: 

    Earn Lifestyle Points

    • we all spend money to meet our expenses and pay for things we enjoy. In a computer simulation there has to be another incentive since we can't really enjoy a movie or concert or use an item of clothing or furniture. Earning lifestyle points is that incentive.

    •  Your students earn Lifestyle Points by paying bills, going shopping, paying for hassles and emergencies, increasing their savings, making investments, answering Luck questions, solving math problems, completing a word challenge and making the correct decisions in personal, social and work situations.

    •  For example, they receive 1 Lifestyle Point for each dollar they spend paying bills, making required purchases or buying groceries or gasoline.

    •  They receive 2 points for each dollar spent eating out or increasing their savings. They also receive 2 points for every dollar their investments increase in value.

    •  They receive 3 points for each dollar spent on voluntary shopping and entertainment. Periodically, they are also offered shopping specials for which they can earn up to 10 lifestyle points for every dollar spent.

    •  They receive 200 points for every Luck question they answer correctly. They can earn or lose 100, 300, or 500 points for math problems. They can earn or lose 500 points for a word challenge. And they can earn or lose up to

    • 500 lifestyle points based on the decisions they make in each personal, social and work situation.

    Minimize Credit Usage

    • , students have a credit card with a limit of $3,000 which they can use as they please, just as they might have in the real world. They also have the option of applying for one personal loan at their bank for up to $5,000 during the simulation. If their loan application is denied, they can not apply again.

    • No lifestyle points are ever received for using credit, but points are earned for paying off debt.

    Weekly To-do List

    • Each week students must complete a To-Do List which can include

    1. Required shopping

    2. Bills that are due

    3. A trip to the grocery store

    4. A trip to the gas station

    • Periodically, they are also offered shopping specials for which they can receive up to 10 lifestyle points for every dollar spent.

    Life Happens:

    Each week, students must select five of ten Life Happens boxes and deal with the unexpected. This can include:

    • Nothing ...................   Nothing unusual happens and there is no cost to the student.

    • Hassles ...................   Students must make a small payment.

    • Decisions ................   Students must make a choice.

    • Luck ........................   Students receive a payment or must answer a personal finance question.

    • Math ........................   Students must solve a related math problem.

    (You have the choice of including or excluding the math option in Life Happens. If you choose to include the math option, students will be solving problems uniquely related to their individual financial situations and the choices they make throughout the simulation. No two students will be solving the same problems. (see The Math Option on pages 8-9.)

    • The Word ................   Students must determine the personal finance term that fits a definition.

    • Emergencies...........   Very costly unexpected events.

    FACTS TO KNOW IN THE GAME: Part V
    Overview of the Game!

    Taxes/Expenses

    • Because of taxes, you only get to spend about 60% of what you earn

    • Federal Taxes and social security taxes are a pay check deductions

    Rent/Housing:

    • Renters need insurance for their personal items but does not cover the apartment building

    • Most apartment DO NOT include utilities like: water, gas, and electricity which is a variable expense and NOT fixed

    • Rent and car payments are usually paid every month along with mortgages however some people are paid weekly

    • Most landlords require a security deposit when renting a home or an apartment

    • The location of a house or apartment determines the cost.

    • Having a roommate is not always a good idea but can decrease living expenses

    • To rent you must always have a lease agreement

    Budgeting

    • A budget can be changed at anytime.  It is just a spending plan

    • Savings should always be part of your budget (as you pay yourself first)

    • Just because you can make the monthly payment DOES NOT mean you can afford the car

    • Most low income jobs are paid weekly and not every other week. Career jobs are typically paid monthly.

    • Your first savings goal should be an emergency fund 

    Spending

    • Food is a HUGE part of a person's budget and is never a Fixed expense but varies (variable expense)

    • You can open a checking account at a bank or credit union with a deposit

    • Moving to another city requires a lot of money; in fact, living in a small city verse a large city is usually cheaper.

    • Expenses are liabilities for you

    Insurance

    • Insurance protects a person from unexpected expenses

    • Auto Ins. can include liability and collision

    • Health insurance is now mandatory and not INEXPENSIVE

    • An insurance deductible is the amount of money a person has to pay as part of the loss incurred.

    • Your car and personal possessions are covered under totally different policies.

    Money:

    • A Debit card is very different than Credit Card.  Using a debit card is like writing a check.

    • Investing always involves a certain level of risk

    • It is EASY to get into debt but HARD to get out

    • You should pay your bills first and always on time.

     

Day78 (Friday  5/13/16):  STEM Games
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: -
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day77 (Thursday  5/12/16):  STEM Games
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: -
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day76 (Wednesday  5/11/16):  STEM SimCity
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: -
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day75 (Tuesday  5/10/16):  STEM SimCity
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: -
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day74 (Monday  5/9/16):  STEM SimCity
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Turner Studio 
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day73 (Friday  5/6/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or finish NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - King of Pops
  3. Continue working on :
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day72 (Thursday  5/5/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Continue NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Six Flags
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day71 (Wednesday  5/4/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Continue NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Turner Studio 
  3. Continue working on : and  
  4. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 3.

Day70 (Tuesday  5/3/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Start NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Turner Studio 
  3. Finished?  Now Log into EverFi account and at the top right corner type the correct Class Code:
  4. Everfi 8a Hockey Class Code: e9d19a94 
  5. Hockey Class Code for 8b: e4c31f34 
  6. Next, Click Get Started and watch the video. (Skip any surveys) :-)
  7. and  
  8. Find your Success for Teens book: and journal your answers to chapter 2.

Day69 (Monday  5/2/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Start NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Turner Studio 
  3. Finished?  Now Log into EverFi account and at the top right corner type the correct Class Code:
  4. Everfi 8a Hockey Class Code: e9d19a94 
  5. Hockey Class Code for 8b: e4c31f34 
  6. Next, Click Get Started and watch the video. (Skip any surveys) :-)
  7. and  

Day68 (Friday  4/28/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Start NHL STEM Unit! 8a F2TC9
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Fox Theater 
  3. Finish making your 5 LEVEL Gamestar Mechanic Video Game (See Antruck about how to post it on eclass).
  4. Finished?  Now Log into EverFi account and at the top right corner type the correct Class Code:
  5. Everfi 8a Hockey Class Code: e9d19a94 
  6. Hockey Class Code for 8b: e4c31f34 
  7. Next, Click Get Started and watch the video. (Skip any surveys) :-)
  8. and  
  9. 8a: F2TC9 and 8b: 255ZB

Day67 (Thursday  4/28/16):  Guest Speakers Today
Guest Speakers from Brookwood Student Leadership Team - Mrs. Britt, Teacher at Brookwood
Vincent
Emily
Patrick
Emma
and Katherine
Day66 (Wednesday  4/27/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Start NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Fox Theater 
  3. Finish making your 5 LEVEL Gamestar Mechanic Video Game (See Antruck about how to post it on eclass).
  4. Finished?  Now Log into EverFi account and at the top right corner type the correct Class Code:
  5. Everfi 8a Hockey Class Code: e9d19a94 
  6. Hockey Class Code for 8b: e4c31f34 
  7. Next, Click Get Started and watch the video. (Skip any surveys) :-)
  8. and  

Day66 (Tuesday  4/26/16):  STEM Gamestar Mechanic - or Start NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal 2 facts you learned today from the video.  Be sure to title today's entry: - Jittery Joes
  3. Finish making your 5 LEVEL Gamestar Mechanic Video Game (See Antruck about how to post it on eclass).
  4. Finished?  Now Log into EverFi account and at the top right corner type the correct Class Code:
  5. Everfi 8a Hockey Class Code: e9d19a94 
  6. Hockey Class Code for 8b: e4c31f34 
  7. Next, Click Get Started and watch the video. (Skip any surveys) :-)
  8. and  

Day65 (Monday  4/25/16):  STEM - NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal your answer.  Be sure to title each entry: GBI
  3. Everfi 8a Hockey Code: e9d19a94 
  4. 8b: e4c31f34 
  5. and  

Day64 (Friday  4/22/16):  STEM - NHL STEM Unit!
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal your answer.  Be sure to title each entry: CDC - Kia Motors
  3. Everfi 8a Hockey Code: e9d19a94 
  4. 8b: e4c31f34 

Day63 (Thursday  4/21/16):  STEM - Video Game Design?
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal your answer.  Be sure to title each entry: CDC - Ga Aquarium
  3. https://gamestarmechanic.com/join/8ab216/free
  4. Everfi 8a Hockey Code: e9d19a94 
  5. 8b: e4c31f34 

Day62 (Wednesday  4/20/16):  STEM - Video Game Design?
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal your answer.  Be sure to title each entry: CDC - Center for Disease Control
  3. https://gamestarmechanic.com/join/8ab216/free

Day61 (Tuesday  4/19/16):  STEM - Video Game Design?
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal your answer.  Be sure to title each entry: CDC - Center for Disease Control
  3. https://gamestarmechanic.com/join/8ab216/premium
  4. Teacher account:
  5. https://gamestarmechanic.com/class/profile/7054#
Day60 (Monday  4/18/16):  STEM - Video Game Design?
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Open Google Drive Account and journal your answer.  Be sure to title each entry: Atlanta Motor Sports
Day59 (Friday  4/15/16):  Investments Why study the Stock Market ?

Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!

  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Take out a sheet of paper and write your name at the top and number the paper 1 to 20 down the left side.
  3. Next, complete the activity (read the article and answer the 20 questions) on the Stock Market Handbook Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!called STOCK MARKET WINS & LOSES.
  4. Next, play the "Rags to Riches- Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game online  If you reach $1 Million dollars see me for a reward.
  5. Finally, type lessons 16-30 in Typingclub.com on Stocks
Day58 (Thursday  4/14/16):  Investments Why study the Stock Market ?

Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!

  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. Take out a sheet of paper and write your name at the top and number the paper 1 to 20 down the left side.
  3. Next, complete the activity (read the article and answer the 20 questions) on the Stock Market Handbook Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!called STOCK MARKET WINS & LOSES.
  4. Next, play the "Rags to Riches- Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game online  If you reach $1 Million dollars see me for a reward.
  5. Finally, type lessons 16-30 in Typingclub.com on Stocks
1.Stock_Exchange-BillNye.mp4
Stock_Markets_IPE_EVAL.mp4
Day2.investing_money_ipe_eval
Day3_New_York_Stock_Exchange_Explained
Day4_404_1_Baby_Billionaire
Day57 (Wednesday  4/13/16):  Investments Why study the Stock Market ?

Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!

  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Stock market
  2. finish the Stock Market/Investing Unit section 9 ONLY in EverFi  see me if you get a 90 or higher.
  3. Finally, type the first 15 lessons notes  in Typingclub.com on Stocks
Day56 (Tuesday  4/12/16):  Investments Why study the Stock Market ?

Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!

  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - What is the Stock market?
  2. Continue the Stock Market/Investing Unit section 9 ONLY in EverFi   8b216:   3ee5a541 
Day55 (Monday  4/11/16):  Investments Why study the Stock Market ?

Visit the Stock Market Simulation Handbook and play along with us!

  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - What is the Stock market?
  2. Start the Stock Market/Investing Unit section 9 ONLY in EverFi   8b216:   3ee5a541 
Day54 (Thursday  3/31/16)Shark Tank!  Celebration
8a216: dd9463a5
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?
Day53 (Wednesday  3/30/16)Shark Tank Day 2! Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?
Day52 (Tuesday  3/29/16)Shark Tank Day 1! Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?
Day52 (Monday  3/28/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?

   -  (http://tinyurl.com/ ) Due Wed.

-  Due Thur.

Business Cards? (MS Publisher)-  Due Thursday

  1. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)

Full page Advertisement? (MS Publisher)-  Due Thursday

Day51 (Friday  3/25/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?

   -  (http://tinyurl.com/ ) Due Wed.

-  Due Thur.

Business Cards? (MS Publisher)-  Due Thursday

  1. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)

Full page Advertisement? (MS Publisher)-  Due Thursday

Day50 (Thursday  3/24/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?

   -  (http://tinyurl.com/ ) Due Wed.

-  Due Thur.

Business Cards? (MS Publisher)-  Due Thursday

  1. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)

Full page Advertisement? (MS Publisher)-  Due Thursday

Day49 (Wednesday  3/23/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?

   - (http://tinyurl.com/ ) Due Wed.

- Due Thur.

Business Plan? (Google Docs)- Print Due last Friday.

Business Cards? (MS Publisher)- Due Thursday

  1. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)

Full page Advertisement? (MS Publisher)- Due Thursday

Day49 (Tuesday  3/22/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?

   - (http://tinyurl.com/ ) Due Wed.

- Due Thur.

Business Plan? (Google Docs)- Print Due last Friday.

Business Cards? (MS Publisher)- Due Thursday

  1. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)

Full page Advertisement? (MS Publisher)- Due Thursday

Day48 (Monday  3/21/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan Practice, Practice, Practice!
  1. Practice Business Plan:  Write these 12 topics on the front and back of a 3x5 card:
    1. Paragraph 1: Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2: History of the business
    3. Paragraph 3: Inspiration for Company
    4. Paragraph 4: Family
    5. Paragraph 5: Skills and Accomplishments
    6. Paragraph 6: What need does company fill?
    7. Paragraph 7: Mission?
    8. Paragraph 8: Costs/Profits
    9. Paragraph 9: Target Market?
    10. Paragraph 10: Marketing Mix?
    11. Paragraph 11: Niche (Uniqueness)
    12. Paragraph 12: Giving Back?

   - (http://tinyurl.com/ ) Due Wed.

- Due Thur.

Business Plan? (Google Docs)- Print Due last Friday.

Business Cards? (MS Publisher)- Due Thursday

  1. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)

Full page Advertisement? (MS Publisher)- Due Thursday

Day47 (Friday 3/18/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan (Adobe Slate)
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business Plan
  4. Print your Business Plan
  5. Open Microsoft Publisher and start creating your business cards (3871).  Be sure to include: Your name, title (Owner, President, CEO), web address (_____.weebly.com), Company Name with tagline. Business Email? (not personal)
  6. Save your Business card to the drop box.
  7. (Finish the process of converting your business plan to Adobe Slate.)
  8. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )
    3. Paragraph 3:

      Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?
      My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends.(add a picture )
    4. Paragraph 4:

      Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are. 
      I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies.(add a picture )
    5. Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school? 
      My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook.(add a picture )
    6. Paragraph 6:

      What need or problem will your business meet or solve? 
      I know there are people who just need to finish their day with a great sweet treat or want to give a special gift to a friend or peer.  I also know many don't have time to make that gift.  I love to cook and want to help that person.(add a picture )
    7. Paragraph 7:

      What is your mission statement? 
      Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.(add a picture )
    8. Paragraph 8:

      What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   
      What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.(add a picture )
    9. Paragraph 9:

      Who are your typical customers (target market)?
        I know everyone will LOVE my cupcakes but I also realize my primary market will be young kids under 20 who will really appreciate the work I am doing to make my cupcakes.  I also know that I am not around a lot of adults. I think selling these for birthday parties are my best way of getting them to my customers.   (add a picture )
    10. Paragraph 10:

      Describe how you plan to
      market
      and sell your products and/or services.
      (How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer? Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home? Will you take orders on a website?  What ways will you tell others about your product?  How will you utilize social media like instagram, Facebook, and Twitter?(add a picture )
    11. Paragraph 11:

      Explain what will make your business different or
      unique from your competition and why it is your company is likely to succeed.

      (Check your competition out and now describe what will make your business different than the others. What will set your business idea apart and makes it better? What do existing products/services not offer that yours will? Why will someone want to buy from your business and not a competitor? How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?)  Note, be able to explain why your competition has been successful and what they have accomplished.  This gives your own company credibility.  Successful competition is an advantage because they are proof of your business model and or concept works with customers. Remember to explain WHY will people buy it?(add a picture )
    12. Paragraph 12:

      Giving back: How will y
      our business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
      How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  A good start to a blog would be to just write your thoughts about your business.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and placed it in the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments? (see eclass)

Day46 (Thursday 3/17/16)Writing/Presenting a Business Plan (Adobe Slate)
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business Plan
  4. (Finish the process of converting your business plan to Adobe Slate.)
  5. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )
    3. Paragraph 3:

      Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?
      My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends.(add a picture )
    4. Paragraph 4:

      Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are. 
      I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies.(add a picture )
    5. Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school? 
      My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook.(add a picture )
    6. Paragraph 6:

      What need or problem will your business meet or solve? 
      I know there are people who just need to finish their day with a great sweet treat or want to give a special gift to a friend or peer.  I also know many don't have time to make that gift.  I love to cook and want to help that person.(add a picture )
    7. Paragraph 7:

      What is your mission statement? 
      Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.(add a picture )
    8. Paragraph 8:

      What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   
      What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.(add a picture )
    9. Paragraph 9:

      Who are your typical customers (target market)?
        I know everyone will LOVE my cupcakes but I also realize my primary market will be young kids under 20 who will really appreciate the work I am doing to make my cupcakes.  I also know that I am not around a lot of adults. I think selling these for birthday parties are my best way of getting them to my customers.   (add a picture )
    10. Paragraph 10:

      Describe how you plan to
      market
      and sell your products and/or services.
      (How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer? Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home? Will you take orders on a website?  What ways will you tell others about your product?  How will you utilize social media like instagram, Facebook, and Twitter?(add a picture )
    11. Paragraph 11:

      Explain what will make your business different or
      unique from your competition and why it is your company is likely to succeed.

      (Check your competition out and now describe what will make your business different than the others. What will set your business idea apart and makes it better? What do existing products/services not offer that yours will? Why will someone want to buy from your business and not a competitor? How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?)  Note, be able to explain why your competition has been successful and what they have accomplished.  This gives your own company credibility.  Successful competition is an advantage because they are proof of your business model and or concept works with customers. Remember to explain WHY will people buy it?(add a picture )
    12. Paragraph 12:

      Giving back: How will y
      our business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
      How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  A good start to a blog would be to just write your thoughts about your business.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and placed it in the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments? (see eclass)

Day46 (Wednesday)Writing a Business Plan (Adobe Slate)
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business Plan
  4. (Begin the process of converting your business plan to Adobe Slate.)
  5. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )
    3. Paragraph 3:

      Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?
      My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends.(add a picture )
    4. Paragraph 4:

      Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are. 
      I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies.(add a picture )
    5. Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school? 
      My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook.(add a picture )
    6. Paragraph 6:

      What need or problem will your business meet or solve? 
      I know there are people who just need to finish their day with a great sweet treat or want to give a special gift to a friend or peer.  I also know many don't have time to make that gift.  I love to cook and want to help that person.(add a picture )
    7. Paragraph 7:

      What is your mission statement? 
      Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.(add a picture )
    8. Paragraph 8:

      What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   
      What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.(add a picture )
    9. Paragraph 9:

      Who are your typical customers (target market)?
        I know everyone will LOVE my cupcakes but I also realize my primary market will be young kids under 20 who will really appreciate the work I am doing to make my cupcakes.  I also know that I am not around a lot of adults. I think selling these for birthday parties are my best way of getting them to my customers.   (add a picture )
    10. Paragraph 10:

      Describe how you plan to
      market
      and sell your products and/or services.
      (How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer? Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home? Will you take orders on a website?  What ways will you tell others about your product?  How will you utilize social media like instagram, Facebook, and Twitter?(add a picture )
    11. Paragraph 11:

      Explain what will make your business different or
      unique from your competition and why it is your company is likely to succeed.

      (Check your competition out and now describe what will make your business different than the others. What will set your business idea apart and makes it better? What do existing products/services not offer that yours will? Why will someone want to buy from your business and not a competitor? How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?)  Note, be able to explain why your competition has been successful and what they have accomplished.  This gives your own company credibility.  Successful competition is an advantage because they are proof of your business model and or concept works with customers. Remember to explain WHY will people buy it?(add a picture )
    12. Paragraph 12:

      Giving back: How will y
      our business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
      How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  A good start to a blog would be to just write your thoughts about your business.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and placed it in the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments? (see eclass)

Day45 (Tuesday)Writing a Business Plan (Part4:  Paragraphs 9-12)
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business Plan
  4. (Begin the process of converting your business plan to Adobe Slate.)
  5. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )
    3. Paragraph 3:

      Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?
      My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends.(add a picture )
    4. Paragraph 4:

      Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are. 
      I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies.(add a picture )
    5. Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school? 
      My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook.(add a picture )
    6. Paragraph 6:

      What need or problem will your business meet or solve? 
      I know there are people who just need to finish their day with a great sweet treat or want to give a special gift to a friend or peer.  I also know many don't have time to make that gift.  I love to cook and want to help that person.(add a picture )
    7. Paragraph 7:

      What is your mission statement? 
      Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.(add a picture )
    8. Paragraph 8:

      What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   
      What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.(add a picture )
    9. Paragraph 9:

      Who are your typical customers (target market)?
        I know everyone will LOVE my cupcakes but I also realize my primary market will be young kids under 20 who will really appreciate the work I am doing to make my cupcakes.  I also know that I am not around a lot of adults. I think selling these for birthday parties are my best way of getting them to my customers.   (add a picture )
    10. Paragraph 10:

      Describe how you plan to
      market
      and sell your products and/or services.
      (How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer? Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home? Will you take orders on a website?  What ways will you tell others about your product?  How will you utilize social media like instagram, Facebook, and Twitter?(add a picture )
    11. Paragraph 11:

      Explain what will make your business different or
      unique from your competition and why it is your company is likely to succeed.

      (Check your competition out and now describe what will make your business different than the others. What will set your business idea apart and makes it better? What do existing products/services not offer that yours will? Why will someone want to buy from your business and not a competitor? How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?)  Note, be able to explain why your competition has been successful and what they have accomplished.  This gives your own company credibility.  Successful competition is an advantage because they are proof of your business model and or concept works with customers. Remember to explain WHY will people buy it?(add a picture )
    12. Paragraph 12:

      Giving back: How will y
      our business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
      How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  A good start to a blog would be to just write your thoughts about your business.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and placed it in the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments? (see eclass)

Day44 (Monday)Writing a Business Plan (Part4:  Paragraphs 9-12)
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business Plan
  4. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )
    3. Paragraph 3:

      Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?
      My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends.(add a picture )
    4. Paragraph 4:

      Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are. 
      I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies.(add a picture )
    5. Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school? 
      My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook.(add a picture )
    6. Problem Solving: Paragraph 6:

      What need or problem will your business meet or solve? 
      I know there are people who just need to finish their day with a great sweet treat or want to give a special gift to a friend or peer.  I also know many don't have time to make that gift.  I love to cook and want to help that person.(add a picture )
    7. Mission: Paragraph 7:

      What is your mission statement? 
      Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.(add a picture )
    8. Cost: Paragraph 8:

      What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   
      What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.(add a picture )
    9. Target Marketing: Paragraph 9:

      Who are your typical customers (target market)?
        I know everyone will LOVE my cupcakes but I also realize my primary market will be young kids under 20 who will really appreciate the work I am doing to make my cupcakes.  I also know that I am not around a lot of adults. I think selling these for birthday parties are my best way of getting them to my customers.   (add a picture )
    10. Marketing Plan: Paragraph 10:

      Describe how you plan to
      market
      and sell your products and/or services.
      (How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer? Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home? Will you take orders on a website?  What ways will you tell others about your product?  How will you utilize social media like instagram, Facebook, and Twitter?(add a picture )
    11. Niche: Paragraph 11:

      Explain what will make your business different or
      unique from your competition and why it is your company is likely to succeed.

      (Check your competition out and now describe what will make your business different than the others. What will set your business idea apart and makes it better? What do existing products/services not offer that yours will? Why will someone want to buy from your business and not a competitor? How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?)  Note, be able to explain why your competition has been successful and what they have accomplished.  This gives your own company credibility.  Successful competition is an advantage because they are proof of your business model and or concept works with customers. Remember to explain WHY will people buy it?(add a picture )
    12. Giving  Back: Paragraph 12:

      Giving back: How will y
      our business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
      How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  A good start to a blog would be to just write your thoughts about your business.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and placed it in the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments? (see eclass)

 
Day42 (Tuesday/Wednesday)Writing a Business Plan (Day2 - Paragraph 3-5)
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business Plan
  4. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Intro: Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Description: Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )
    3. Inspired: Paragraph 3:

      Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?  Do you have someone who encourages you to go above and beyond (to think entrepreneurally)?
      My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends.(add a picture )
    4. Family: Paragraph 4:

      Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are. 
      I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies.(add a picture )
    5. Skills, Enjoy: Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school? 
      My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook.(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  Just write your thoughts about your business would be a great first blog post.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments?

Day41 (Monday)Writing a Business Plan
What is the Shark Tank Challenge?

"This year at Crews students are learning what it means to be real entrepreneurs. In Mr. Hames' class they are studying entrepreneurship by actually making a real business and taking it to real sharks. These are not just any sharks. They are community minded business leaders who want to give back the same way they have been blessed by their community. Mr. Hames' takes 60+ eighth graders and after only a few short weeks has them running a real business in their spare time. Students might sell products like jewelry, or a services like lawn care. Their ideas must be creative, unique, and give back in some way to their community. Every student must have a detailed business plan and then pitch their idea to the entire class for advice. Students comment online about their peer's business pitch and act as venture capitalist themselves looking at the details of each business. Students then get a chance to meet actual business owners in Crews' own version of Shark Tank where business executives give their advice and recommendations to the students.  Their mentorship and feedback are priceless.  In the end, students realize there is nothing like making it real in Mr. Hames' class.
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and Create a NEW document called Business Plan
  4. Start with the following (each question is its own paragraph):
    1. Paragraph 1:

      Introduce yourself and what you are seeking from the sharks:  Hello, my name is
      _______ and I am the owner and founder of _________ and I am seeking your advice concerning my business.  My business ______ (what problem does your business solve) _____ example: bakes cookies specializing in flavors hard to get in stores and are home made from a special recipe from my grandmother. (add a picture )
    2. Paragraph 2:

      Describe how you came up with the company (min. 50 words).
        Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____.(add a picture )

Have you finished your website?  Look at your competition's websites and see what kinds of things they have.  consider writing a blog page concerning your business.  Just write your thoughts about your business would be a great first blog post.

Have you turned in your advertisement yet to me and the drop box?

Are you missing any assignments?


Day40 (Friday)Marketing - Advertisement and Website
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Marketing
  4. Answer the following:
    1. What is a target market?
    2. What is Word-of-mouth marketing?
    3. What is a referral discount?
    4. What is a domain name?
    5. Name some important social networks?
    6. What is web hosting?
    7. Who is your target market?
    8. How will you encourage "Word-of-mouth" marketing?
    9. Are you going to do a "referral" program and if so what?
    10. What do you want your domain name to be for your company website?
    11. What social network(s) will you focus on and why?
    12. Create your Advertisement in Microsoft Publisher and include:
      1. Name of your Business
      2. Your Logo
      3. Tagline or description of your product
      4. A great eye-catching image
      5. Weebly Web address
      6. Create a commercial using:

This is a link to a survey made by a student in 8a.  http://goo.gl/forms/kxkvNFyr3x

http://goo.gl/6VL2M4
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598990xeD3424f7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598989xE75E8Bf7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll600373x3Cdec087-25
 
 


Day39 (Thursday)Marketing
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Marketing
  4. Answer the following:
    1. What is a target market?
    2. What is Word-of-mouth marketing?
    3. What is a referral discount?
    4. What is a domain name?
    5. Name some important social networks?
    6. What is web hosting?
    7. Who is your target market?
    8. How will you encourage "Word-of-mouth" marketing?
    9. Are you going to do a "referral" program and if so what?
    10. What do you want your domain name to be for your company website?
    11. What social network(s) will you focus on and why?
    12. Create your Advertisement in Microsoft Publisher and include:
      1. Name of your Business
      2. Your Logo
      3. Tagline or description of your product
      4. A great eye-catching image
      5. Weebly Web address

This is a link to a survey made by a student in 8a. He says if you do it he'll give you get candy tomorrow! http://goo.gl/forms/kxkvNFyr3x

http://goo.gl/6VL2M4
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598990xeD3424f7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598989xE75E8Bf7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll600373x3Cdec087-25
 
 


Day38 (Wednesday)Marketing
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and Create a NEW document called Marketing (Type in WordArt at top) then your name under it.
  4. Answer the following:
    1. What is a target market?
    2. What is Word-of-mouth marketing?
    3. What is a referral discount?
    4. What is a domain name?
    5. Name some important social networks?
    6. What is web hosting?

 

http://goo.gl/6VL2M4
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598990xeD3424f7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598989xE75E8Bf7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll600373x3Cdec087-25
 
 


Day37 (Tuesday) Branding
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. View your poll results. -../companynames_spring_2016.html
  4. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Branding Today you will finish this document.
    1. In WordArt, type: Branding
    2. Write your name on the document
    3. Then Define: (Pg. 57)
      1. Logo
      2. Tagline
      3. Slogan
    4. What are 3-5 Characteristics you want customers to remember about you? (pg. 57-58)
    5. What is your mission? (pg. 59)
    6. What is your company name? (pg. 60)
    7. What are your company colors? (pg. 50)
    8. Insert your LOGO as an image. (pg. 61-63)
    9. What is your Tagline? (pg. 64-67)
    10. What is your Slogan? (pg. 64-67)
  5. Apple’s current tagline is “Think different,” and its current slogan for the iPad Air is “Change is in the air”—an update from the previous iPad slogan, “Two sizes do all,” which was created before Apple released the slimmer iPad Air.
  6. http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33535/10-Companies-That-Totally-Nailed-Their-Taglines.aspx
  7. http://www.taglineguru.com/sloganlist.html
  8. Check out the 10 Biggest Logo Changes
  9.     (Consider changing direction.  Making one letter large, one letter color variation, position etc.)
       See this site for examples:  logo and branding
  10. Look for 3 different pictures you would place with your image.  Note: Use only clipart not GOOGLE images - unless you do an advanced search and select under usage rights - free to use, share or modify,  even commercially.

http://goo.gl/6VL2M4
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598990xeD3424f7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598989xE75E8Bf7-25


Day36 (Monday) Branding
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Visit Poll-maker.com
    View your poll results. -../companynames_spring_2016.html
  4. Open Google Drive Account and Create a NEW document called Branding
    1. In WordArt, type: Branding
    2. Write your name on the document
    3. Then Define: (Pg. 57)
      1. Logo
      2. Tagline
      3. Slogan
    4. What are 3-5 Characteristics you want customers to remember about you? (pg. 57-58)
    5. What is your mission? (pg. 59)
    6. What is your company name? (pg. 60)
    7. What are your company colors? (pg. 50)
    8. Insert your LOGO as an image. (pg. 61-63)
    9. What is your Tagline? (pg. 64-67)
    10. What is your Slogan? (pg. 64-67)
  5. Check out the 10 Biggest Logo Changes
  6.     (Consider changing direction.  Making one letter large, one letter color variation, position etc.)
       See this site for examples:  logo and branding
  7. Look for 3 different pictures you would place with your image.  Note: Use only clipart not GOOGLE images - unless you do an advanced search and select under usage rights - free to use, share or modify,  even commercially.

http://goo.gl/6VL2M4
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598990xeD3424f7-25
http://www.poll-maker.com/poll598989xE75E8Bf7-25


Day35 (Friday) Branding
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Visit Poll-maker.com
    Create a poll and then press Share button. -../companynames_spring_2016.html

 

  1. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  2. Be sure you have the following:
    1. Planning for a Successful Business as the Title at the top of your document
    2. by Rod Hames (your name)
    3. Type your business idea
    4. Explain your niche - what makes your company different
    5. Top image concern
    6. Top customer service feature or concern you want to address
    7. Who is going to be your mentor and why
    8. Startup Up Cost Table (pg. 36)
    9. Operating Cost Table (pg. 42)
    10. How are you going to get the money you need?
    11. Tell me the cost per unit
    12. Tell me what are you going to charge for your unit
    13. What is your profit?
    14. Define Supply and Demand (pg 45)
    15. Define Wholesale, Manufacturing, break even, and crowd-funding in chapter 4.
    16. Read the short chapter (5) on Location and talk about your location and why you selected that location. You must create the chart on page 52
    17. Print!
  3. Check out the 10 Biggest Logo Changes
  4. Open PowerPoint and type on 3 separate slides, your selected company name in WordArt in 3 each slide with a different look including color and font style changes on each slide.
        (Consider changing direction.  Making one letter large, one letter color variation, position etc.)
       See this site for examples:  logo and branding
  5. Look for 3 different pictures you would place with your image.  Note: Use only clipart not GOOGLE images - unless you do an advanced search and select under usage rights - free to use, share or modify,  even commercially.

Day34 (Wednesday 8a / Thursday 8b) Branding
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  3. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  4. Be sure you have the following:
    1. Planning for a Successful Business as the Title at the top of your document
    2. by Rod Hames (your name)
    3. Type your business idea
    4. Explain your niche - what makes your company different
    5. Top image concern
    6. Top customer service feature or concern you want to address
    7. Who is going to be your mentor and why
    8. Startup Up Cost Table (pg. 36)
    9. Operating Cost Table (pg. 42)
    10. How are you going to get the money you need?
    11. Tell me the cost per unit
    12. Tell me what are you going to charge for your unit
    13. What is your profit?
    14. Define Supply and Demand (pg 45)
    15. Define Wholesale, Manufacturing, break even, and crowd-funding in chapter 4.
    16. Read the short chapter (5) on Location and talk about your location and why you selected that location. You must create the chart on page 52
    17. Print!
  5. Check out the 10 Biggest Logo Changes
  6. Open PowerPoint and type on 3 separate slides, your selected company name in WordArt in 3 each slide with a different look including color and font style changes on each slide.
        (Consider changing direction.  Making one letter large, one letter color variation, position etc.)
       See this site for examples:  logo and branding
  7. Look for 3 different pictures you would place with your image.  Note: Use only clipart not GOOGLE images - unless you do an advanced search and select under usage rights - free to use, share or modify,  even commercially.

Day33 (Tuesday)Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Niche
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  3. Welcome our Guest Mrs. Christi Bell with ArtemisCreative.com a Design and Branding expert.
  4. Open PowerPoint and type on 3 separate slides, your selected company name in WordArt in 3 each slide with a different look including color and font style changes on each slide.
        (Consider changing direction.  Making one letter large, one letter color variation, position etc.)
       See this site for examples:  logo and branding

Day32 (Monday)Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Niche
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  3. Get out your book and continue reading chapter 4.
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  5. http://cache.lego.com/r/www/-/media/portal%20v2010/news/da-dk/201402/lego_world_logo_2013_original_rgb_v1.png?l.r=-2101850201Use the LEGO Handout to help make a determination of what you are selling your toy for so you can make a reasonable profit.
  6. Check your document and be sure you have done the charts on page 38 and 42
  7. Type heading: Calculating Profit
  8. Determine your cost of per unit (What is a unit for you?)
  9. Explain Supply and Demand in 1 - 3 sentences (see page 45)
  10. Define Wholesale, Manufacturing, break even, and crowd-funding in chapter 4.
  11. Read the short chapter (5) on Location and talk about your location and why you selected that location. You must create the chart on page 52
  12. Print your document

Day31 (Friday)Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Niche
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  3. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  4. http://cache.lego.com/r/www/-/media/portal%20v2010/news/da-dk/201402/lego_world_logo_2013_original_rgb_v1.png?l.r=-2101850201Use the LEGO Handout to help make a determination of what you are selling your toy for so you can make a reasonable profit.

Day30 (Thursday)Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Finances
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  3. Get out your book and continue reading chapter 4.
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  5. Take out a sheet of paper and complete pages 43 & 44 for a Lemonade Store then turn over the paper and complete for your business.

Keeping track of customers receipts, your costs, and managing the business seems important.  What do you think is the most important thing to keep track of in your business? (yesterday's video question)


Day29 (Wednesday)Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Niche
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and find your document called Business 101
  3. Get out your book and begin reading chapter 4.
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -

 


Day28 (Tuesday)Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Niche
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and start a new document called your Business 101
  3. Get out your book and begin reading chapter 3.
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  5. Cane's Arcade

 

 


Day27Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  3. Have a consultation on what your business should be.
  4. Be sure MODULE II is finished. (answer key)
  5. Finish Venture's 1st module then start the 2nd module in Venture.

Day26Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  3. Have a consultation on what your business should be.
  4. Have you told me your top 3 business ideas?  Submit them to me online using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/jGAJpnxFlb
  5. Finish Venture's 1st module then start the 2nd module in Venture.

Day25Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  3. Print your Journal (less the Who am I table of 10 entrepreneurs) so we can keep it two pages or less
  4. Complete the Charts on page 28 in your Journal
  5. Tell me what business you are thinking about creating.  What are your top 3 ideas?  Submit them to me online using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/jGAJpnxFlb
  6. Finish Venture's 1st module then start the 2nd module in Venture.

 


Day24Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  3. Take the *Quiz Business Journal Quiz
  4. Print your Journal (less the Who am I table of 10 entrepreneurs) so we can keep it two pages or less
  5. Complete the Charts on page 28 in your Journal
  6. Finish the 1st module then start the 2nd module.

Day23Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and continue working on your lessons
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  3. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  4. Any you have not finished!
  5. What is a "service business" and how is it different from a product business?  Can a business be both?
  6. Complete the Charts on page 23, 25 and 28 in your Business Journal
  7. Finish the 1st module then start the 2nd module.

Passions


Day22Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and speed type the I and R Drills then wait for instructions
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Sheet (spreadsheet) and add your speed scores
  3. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  4. The Tie Guy
  5. Register for Venture and do the first module:

Module 1

  • Be able to define what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • Be able to describe the responsibilities and risks unique to entrepreneurs
  • Be able to describe an asset, and provide an example
  • Be able to identify the purpose and components of a business plan
  • Be able to list the key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
  • Be able to identify the advantages of entrepreneurship
  • Be able to tell the difference between a personal characteristic and skills
  • Be able to understand how entrepreneurs meet changing economic wants/needs

 


Day21Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Microtype and speed type the I and R Drills then wait for instructions
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  3. Finish the assignment on page 16 and 17

 


Day20Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Meet in the Media Center
  2. Lets welcome Mrs. Cindy Quinlan cindy_quinlan@gwinnett.k12.ga.us from Brookwood High School

Day19Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  2. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 7 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  3. Carefully add to your "Business Journal" the following: Brainstorming
    1. Write down the things you like to make: (list 1-10 things)
    2. Write down the things you use when you practice your favorite hobbies and activities: (5 or more things)
    3. Write down the products you and your friends like: (5 or more things)
    4. Write down the items you think your community needs: (2 or more)
    5. What business ideas do you see on your list? (name 1- 3 ideas)
    6. Write down ways to improve on the products you use currently?
      • Keep adding to the list and brainstorming until something feels just right.
  4. Look at page 16 - 17 in your book and create the chart using your personal choices.
  5. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  6. Jake Johnson - Beaux Up
  7. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

 


Day18Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  2. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 7 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  3. Carefully add to your "Business Journal" the following:
    1. Answer the "Who Am I" 10 businesses
    2. Answer the "Define an Entrepreneur"
  4. Read page 14 and 15 in your book.
  5. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  6. Mo's Bows
  7. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

 


Day17Entrepreneurship Book Study -- How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett - Friday
  1. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Business Journal
  2. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  3. Be sure you have printed your 44 questions
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  5. Cameron Johnson
  6. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day
  7. Open your NEW Google Doc: Business Journal
    1. Type your name in the header along with Title (Entrepreneurship) - Title must be in Word Art
    2. Add page numbering to the bottom of the page
    3. Add Markup and ah Ha Moment to your journal
    4. Add the quote on page 11
    5. Now number your page 1-8 but don't copy the text below.  I only need the answers:
  8. Number down the page 1 - 8 and write the names of company or person that started the following companies:

 


Copy the following into your Business  Journal:
What is an Entrepreneur?

It is a person who comes up with a _______ or _______ to take to consumers. They _______ and _______ the _______ of a business. They improve established products and services, or they _______ _______ _______ . They work to make a _______ .

It is a person we _______ or _______ . We _______ the person who ventures forth to try something _______ and that ends up benefiting a lot of people. An entrepreneur is one who asserts, “_______ _______ _______ _______ _______ , _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ .” Being an entrepreneur means charging down a new _______ , staying _______ to _______ and taking _______ to _______ the _______ . It also means having _______ , _______ , _______ and daring to try something _______ . An entrepreneur is anyone with both an _______ and the _______ to take the idea to the _______ . _______ and risk taking are two _______ _______ of entrepreneurship.

Who Am I

    1.      I started my business with 3 employees  created in 1976.  The Altair BASIC was a programming language which ran on the MITS Altair 8800. (one of the first computers). I made only $16,005 during the first year.  Who am I?  ______________ Microsoft

  1. We had an idea that there was a market for home improvement supplies, building materials, and lawn and garden supplies. Today we have 1400 stores and over $53 billion in sales.  Hint:  I am the new owner of the Falcons.  Who am I? ______________ HomeDepot
  1. I started my business by cooking for hungry travelers at a service station.  I used my $105 social security check to start the business.  (Hint:  I make the best fried chicken anywhere!)  Who am I? ______________ KFC
  1. I bought the formula for this product for $2300 and within four years the product was being sold across the nation.  Today sales of this product exceed one billion per day.  Who am I? ______________ Coke
  1. I wanted to open a pizza restaurant that delivered to the customers door. I opened in 1984 and now have 3,000 restaurants operating in 49 states. Who am I?  Papa John's
  1. In 1946 I invested $10,600 of my savings and a loan and opened a tiny 24-hour restaurant.  Today I have a billion-dollar company with over 1000 restaurants in 35 states.  Forty percent of my business is in malls.  (Hint:  I invented the chicken sandwich)  Who am I? ______________ Chickfila
  1. I patented the process of putting rivets in pants for strength.  I created the only garment in the 19th century that is still worn today.  Who am I? ______________ Levi
  1. It all started with $100 I borrowed from a friend.  At the time (1907) Seattle’s growth was doubling but few homes had phones and cross-town communication often required a messenger.  Along with friends and his brother George, this company was run in a basement.  His company did well because of strict policies:  customer courtesy, reliability, round-the-clock service, and low rates.  These principles still guide this company today.  In more than 200 countries with nearly 150,000 vehicles, and some 600 planes what 30 billion dollar company am I?  _____ UPS
  2. This person had an unlikely start to a successful career in entertainment. He used his entire life savings to produce a plan in Atlanta in 1992. Over the next 6 years, he held a variety of jobs and even slept in his car but in 1998 he opened the a play that became a tremendous success with a character known as Madea. Who am I? TylerPerry
     
  3. I started this business after dropping out of college and my buddy and I wanted to start this company. We had very little money or business knowledge but lots of drive. We now have the largest company in the world. Who am I? Apple

Day16Entrepreneurship Book Study - How to Start Your Very First Business by Warren Buffett
  1. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur
  2. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  3. Be sure you have printed your 44 questions
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  5. ?
  6. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day
  7. Open a NEW Google Doc:
    1. Type your name in the header along with Title (Entrepreneurship) - Title must be in Word Art
    2. Add page numbering to the bottom of the page
    3. Add the following terms:
      1. Bulk -
      2. Profits -

 


Day15Entrepreneurship Book Study

Online Quiz. (teacher code 795)

  1. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur
  2. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  3. Finish the online open book Quiz.
  4. Be sure you have printed your 44 questions
  5. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  6. ?
  7. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

 

 


Day14Entrepreneurship Book Study
  1. Online Quiz. (teacher code 795)

    Take the online open book Quiz.
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur
  3. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  4. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  5. ?
  6. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day13Entrepreneurship Book Study
  1. Find your Entrepreneur (Yellow) book and take it out with tools to annotate again today.
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur (you worked on yesterday)
  3. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  4. Review answer to yesterday's Book Study Discussion Questions
  5. ADD the following questions to your Google Doc: (see pages 9 and part of 11)
    1. Explain in simple terms sole proprietorship?
    2. Explain in simple terms partnership?
    3. Explain in simple terms corporation?
    4. What is Globalization?
    5. Who is Oprah Winfrey?
    6. Why will countries with entrepreneurship as a integral part of their core values have a comparative advantage in the 21st century economy?
    7. A healthy economy will encourage innovation with creative people taking risks dreaming up new ideas that will then start new businesses and therefore the economy will what?
  6. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  7. ?
  8. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day12Entrepreneurship Book Study
  1. Find your Entrepreneur (Yellow) book and take it out with tools to annotate again today.
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur (you worked on yesterday)
  3. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  4. Review answer to yesterday's Book Study Discussion Questions
  5. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Sheet (you worked on yesterday)
    1. RE-TYPE your typing test you took on Day 4
    2. Record your NEW scores in Goolge Sheet from last week: example: 12/15/, 18/22, 24/28, and 30/33
  6. ADD the following questions to your Google Doc: (see pages 9 and part of 11)
    1. In a free enterprise system (USA), government protects the rights of business owners but why?
    2. Who was Linda Alvarado?
    3. What is a copyright?
    4. What is a Trademark?
    5. What is a Patent?
    6. Why does the protection of private property encourage entrepreneurs to create things?
    7. If ideas could be copied and then used by anybody (not the creator) then a new business might never what?
  7. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  8. ?
  9. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day11Entrepreneurship Book Study
  1. Find your Entrepreneur (Yellow) book and take it out with tools to annotate again today.
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur (you worked on yesterday)
  3. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  4. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Sheet (you worked on yesterday)
    1. RE-TYPE your typing test you took on Day 4
    2. Record your NEW scores in Goolge Sheet from last week: example: 12/15, 18/22, 24/28, and 30/33
  5. Review answer to yesterday's Book Study Discussion Questions
  6. ADD the following questions to your Google Doc: (see pages 6-8)
    1. Innovation allows our economy to do what?
    2. In the early days of our country, America was primarily what type of nation?
    3. By 2010, farm jobs employed only 2% while service jobs had grown to what percentage?
    4. What era in America was it referred to when machines began taking over more factory chores?
    5. What era in American was it referred to when computers and telecommunications took dominance in society?
    6. What does GDP stand for and explain it in simple terms?
    7. Compare and contrast Bill Gates with Steve Jobs.
    8. High taxes can discourage entrepreneurial activity but why?
  7. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  8. Team Revolution
  9. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day10Entrepreneurship Book Study
  1. Find your Entrepreneur (Yellow) book and take it out with tools to annotate again today.
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Doc - Entrepreneur (you worked on yesterday)
  3. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  4. ADD the following questions to your Google Doc: (See pages 2-5)
    1. Who is Julie Clark?
    2. What are the 4 categories for all the world's productive resources?
    3. What does "Land" represent to a business?
    4. What is Capital made up of?
    5. What is Labor?
    6. Why must we have entrepreneurship as a productive resource?
    7. With every good idea, what must an entrepreneur have?
    8. Who is Tyler Perry?
    9. Why do you think innovation is important to the market place?
    10. When an entrepreneurs sees opportunities they then do what?
    11. How would you define profit as stated on page 4?
    12. What are losses?
    13. What is creative destruction?
    14. Name one industry affected by creative destruction.
    15. Entrepreneurs are like what to an engine?
  5. Watch the Video of the Day  - Logan's Magazine Video
  6. Finished early? Continue to work in MicroType and complete next lesson.
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day9Entrepreneurship Book Study
  1. Open Microtype and get warmed up for about 5 minutes with the lesson you are currently typing then wait for instructions
  2. Watch this video (entire class)
  3. Write you name on the front of the Entrepreneurship Book
  4.  
    (see book study to the right) --------------->
  5. Annotate page 1 and 2 of the book looking for important facts(rate top 3), vocabulary and specific definitions.
  6. Start a new Google Doc and write your name and Title in the "Header"
  7. The following questions should be copied to your Google Doc's in the "Body" not header part of the doc:
    1. What is an entrepreneur?
    2. What does the author mean when he says an entrepreneur "takes the initiative?"
    3. What does the word innovators mean in the 2nd paragraph?
    4. Who was Fred Smith?
    5. Who were Larry Page and Sergey Brin?
    6. Who is Mark Zuckerberg?
    7. What is a replicative entrepreneur?
  8. Continue to work in MicroType and complete Lesson 2 - 4
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day8PEP RALLY- Friday, January 15, 2016
  1. Continue to work in MicroType and complete Lesson 2 - 4
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day7Creating a Formula, Chart and Text Box for a Google Sheet
  1. Watch the Video of the day - Swoosh - Inside Nike Part I
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Sheet (you worked on yesterday)
    1. Check to see if you have taken the 4 Homerow 1 minute drills.
    2. Work on completing the lesson you are currently on in Microtype
  3. Add and PRINT your Formula and your line Graph to your Google Sheet along with a text box explaining your action plan for achieving your goal and then print.
  4. Continue to work in MicroType and complete Lesson 2 - 4
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day6Creating a Formula, Chart and Text Box for a Google Sheet
  1. Watch the Video of the day (Best Typist in the World) -
  2. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Sheet (you worked on yesterday)
    1. Check to see if you have taken the 4 Homerow 1 minute drills.
    2. Work on completing the lesson you are currently on in Microtype
  3. Add your Formula and your line Graph to your Google Sheet along with a text box explaining your action plan for achieving your goal and then print.
  4. Continue to work in MicroType and complete Lesson 2 - 4
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day

Day5What is a S.M.A.R.T Goal and Registering with Edpuzzle (Entering a Google Sheet's formula)
  1. Open Google Drive Account and open your Google Sheet (you created yesterday)
  2. Register for Edpuzzle (Video Distribution System) 8a - https://edpuzzle.com/join/bovhicr
  3. 8b- https://edpuzzle.com/join/memzini
  4. Writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  5. Open MicroType and complete Lesson 1 (Make sure you have filled in all data on row 9 (Homerow)
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day
  6. Bring Earbuds in for class (*required)

Day4Create a Google Sheet
  1. Open Google Drive Account and create a new Google Sheet (use the following example to type on your sheet:)
  2. Open MicroType and complete Lesson 1
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day
  3. Bring Earbuds in for class (*required)

Day3Finish Writing a concise business letter (Friday 1.8.16)
  1. Finish working on letter to Mr. Hames using Google Drive Account
  2. Print the letter and turn it in by placing it on your computer.
  3. Open MicroType and complete Lesson 1
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Must Practice for 5 - 10 minutes each day
  4. Return Syllabus signed
  5. Bring Earbuds in for class (*required)

Day2Continue Writing a concise business letter
  1. Greet Teacher with eye contact, proper handshake, and correct name pronunciation and a warm greeting
  2. Continue working on letter to Mr. Hames using Google Drive Account
  3. Register and take Pre-Test on Microtype
  4. Watch Video Typist Online
  5. Work on Lesson 1 in Microtype using Correct Fingers
  6. Return Syllabus signed
  7. Bring Earbuds in for class (*required)

Day1: Writing a concise business letter
  1. Work on letter to Mr. Hames 
  2. Register for Google Drive Account
  3. Take Syllabus home to be signed
  4. Remind students to bring Earbuds in for class (*required)

ighth grade business students in Mr. Hames' classroom - "BizKids" as we refer to you as - are going to be immersed in business training that will stretch your imagination and creativity as you enter the world of Entrepreneurship.  You will be asked to

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create an actual company from your talent, interests, and passion.  Your work must be innovative and passion driven.  First it might be a good idea to find out what are the characteristics of most successful entrepreneurs and see if you already possess these qualities by taking a short quiz.  You will work on developing a business plan and write out a pitch that will be delivered to our own Crews Shark Tank or as we call them "Angels" to get their advice about your business plan.  You will also learn about how the global economy works by building your own stock portfolio and managing a self made mutual fund.  Your role as a stock portfolio manager will demonstrate the amazing benefits of compound interest and the "Rule of 72" as it relates to investing.  Along the way you will also create your own business cards, flyers, and even your very own business website to aid your new company. 



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