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Probably the most recognized health institution in the world is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in Atlanta. It’s also one of Georgia’s biggest employers! Along with Teachable Moments about the CDC’s history, definitions and descriptions of Epidemiology, Mutation, and Antibiotic Resistance, we also learn that you don’t have to have a doctorate in biology to work at the CDC.

EQ: What job at the CDC would you most like and tell why?
All videos are copyrighted: http://www.gpb.org/fast-forward
Day 77(Monday)  -
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  - on the Fast Forward / EdPuzzle
  2. Find your Success for Teens book: and journaling at the end of the chapter.
  3. Chapter 1: Little Things matter
    1. Point #1: Littler Things Matter
    2. Point #2: Knowing What to Do Isn't the Same As Doing It
    3. Point #3: the Ripple Effet
    4. Point #4: Make the Right choices a the Right Moment
    5. Think About It:  What Does Success Mean to You?
  4. .
    On Your Own -
    • 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.

     

 

Day 75(Shark Tank Review)
  1. Do a Mock Shark Tank
  2. Everyone presents
  3. No one just sits and plays games
  4. Write out the pitch seperate from plan -
  5. Practice pitch so you don't need notes
  6. Check in with students periodically
  7. You should all have something to show the Angel Sharks
  8. Make a product with your service business
  9. Encourage student to take class seriously
  10. Re-enforce that it is not that scary to pitch
  11. The people are important but NOT scarry at all
  12. Freeze screens when I am talking
  13. Take more time with flyer, business cards and Wix Website
  14. Push students to reach their potential
  15. Use of more videos to teach students
  16. Assign small groups to pitch to others
  17. Inspire with stories to do more and take the class seriously
  18. Practice without notes
  19. More encouragment from me
  20. Bring in products to show to Sharks
You said:
  1. Take the Shark Tank Review: https://goo.gl/forms/TvsFdu5vDD5yyzDB3
  2. Watch today's Video
  3. Writing your Thank You Notes!
  4. Finish your Commercials:
    1. https://www.powtoon.com/account/signup/
  5. Log into your or  Account and finish your site

 

Day 74(Shark Tank Day 1 & 2)
  1. Present to the Sharks... See your Assigned Table
  2. Writing your Thank You Notes!
  3. Finish your Commercials:
    1. https://www.powtoon.com/account/signup/
  4. Log into your or  Account and finish your site

 

Day 73(Monday- Final Day to Give Pitch) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch
  1. Give your pitch - LIVE to the class.
  2. 8A Feedback & Scoring:https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1k1-gRv6HOOwOTRjYrHaDkiadtKhEFtU5oyZBHBV00bw/edit?usp=sharing
  3. 8B Feedback & Scoring: https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1clmA047MkCIuHirwCunFQopjAp4LYn_D8uu6EJAYEEQ/edit?usp=sharing
  1. Grading Rubric for your Pitch:
    1. Introduction
    2. Eye Contact
    3. Facial Expression (smiles)
    4. Pace (slow and understandable)
    5. Voice (loud enough so we can hear and not mono-tone)
    6. Gestures (Hands and arms used as a tool not distraction)
    7. Not Just totall read to us... look up some times
    8. Calm and no nervous
    9. Conclusion
    10. Overall Quality of the pitch

 

Day 72(Friday- Give Pitch) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch
  1. Give your pitch - LIVE to the class.
  2. 8A Feedback & Scoring:https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1k1-gRv6HOOwOTRjYrHaDkiadtKhEFtU5oyZBHBV00bw/edit?usp=sharing
  3. 8B Feedback & Scoring: https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1clmA047MkCIuHirwCunFQopjAp4LYn_D8uu6EJAYEEQ/edit?usp=sharing
  1. Grading Rubric for your Pitch:
    1. Introduction
    2. Eye Contact
    3. Facial Expression (smiles)
    4. Pace (slow and understandable)
    5. Voice (loud enough so we can hear and not mono-tone)
    6. Gestures (Hands and arms used as a tool not distraction)
    7. Not Just totall read to us... look up some times
    8. Calm and no nervous
    9. Conclusion
    10. Overall Quality of the pitch

 

Day 71(Thursday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch
  1. Give your pitch - LIVE to the class.
  2. 8A Feedback & Scoring:https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1k1-gRv6HOOwOTRjYrHaDkiadtKhEFtU5oyZBHBV00bw/edit?usp=sharing
  3. 8B Feedback & Scoring: https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1clmA047MkCIuHirwCunFQopjAp4LYn_D8uu6EJAYEEQ/edit?usp=sharing
  1. Grading Rubric for your Pitch:
    1. Introduction
    2. Eye Contact
    3. Facial Expression (smiles)
    4. Pace (slow and understandable)
    5. Voice (loud enough so we can hear and not mono-tone)
    6. Gestures (Hands and arms used as a tool not distraction)
    7. Not Just totall read to us... look up some times
    8. Calm and no nervous
    9. Conclusion
    10. Overall Quality of the pitch

 

Day 70(Wednesday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch
  1. Open Google Drive Account and Share your Business Plan document with rhames@crews.org
  2. Practice your pitch.  On your best video pitch, share it at rhames@crews.org
  1. Grading Rubric for your Pitch:
    1. Introduction
    2. Eye Contact
    3. Facial Expression (smiles)
    4. Pace (slow and understandable)
    5. Voice (loud enough so we can hear and not mono-tone)
    6. Gestures (Hands and arms used as a tool not distraction)
    7. Not Just totall read to us... look up some times
    8. Calm and show no nervous
    9. Conclusion
    10. Overall Quality of the pitch

 

Day 68(Monday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch
  1. Open Google Drive Account and Share your Business Plan document with rhames@crews.org
  2. Now... Make a COPY of your Business Plan and call it Pitch.  Practice the pitch 3 times each day until next Tuesday.  We will ALL give our class pitch this Wednesday and Thursday.
Day 67(Friday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Turn in Day & Adobe Spark Embed
Submit your Bitly Address (WiX) website: https://goo.gl/forms/1edBWoaWnpKjSREf2
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and PRINT your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Watch today's video on how to embed your Adobe Spark page on your "About Us" page in Wix or in Weebly
  4. Be sure you have copied each of your paragraphs into Adobe Spark and added a picture for each paragraph (12 pictures)
  5. Create a Bit.ly account using your school email address. 
  6. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  7. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company.  Place your flyer on your wix website.
  8. Place your business card and flyer in the dropbox on eclass.
  9. Finished with Adobe Spark Page?, Bitly, Business Card, and Flyer?
    1. https://www.powtoon.com/account/signup/
Ada Zheng 8A http://bit.ly/TIMECONNECT
korey graddy 8A https://app.bitly.com/default/bitlinks/
kiki Odubanjo 8A http://bit.ly/SassyCandles
kewaun norman 8A http://kewaunnorman24.wixsite.com/photography
teagan moon 8A http://bit.ly/TNTBathBombs
Michael Douglas 8A http://bit.ly/LawnsYoullLove
Hanin & Zoee Khalifa & Disroe 8A http://bit.ly/2g3GnHB
Tatiana Saad 8B http://bit.ly/saadspecialties
samuel gutierrez 8A http://bit.ly/2gnylK7
Marlon Escobar 8A http://bit.ly/2g2HseQ
jahleel rivas 8A http://bit.ly/jahleeldogcare
mikayla middleton 8A http://bit.ly/casecrave
Andrew Ingraham 8B http://bit.ly/2f4yb8E
Carter bailey 8B http://bit.ly/manmunch
Simon Bratescu 8B http://bit.ly/Birdslife
Shivani Patel 8B http://adobe.ly/2g2IkQP
Dong Le 8B http://dong6725.wixsite.com/lelawnmowingservice
Malcolm Wheat 8B http://bit.ly/malcolmw
Sneha Santhosh 8B http://bit.ly/NiftyBeads
Dong Le 8B http://adobe.ly/2fovL24
Angel Ho 8B http://bit.ly/BooksNWriting
vance weida 8B http://bit.ly/VanceWeida
Rachel whiteside 8B http://bit.ly/KidsCulinaryKitchen
Aden Shire 8B http://bit.ly/2g5wff6
Brayden Gant 8B http://bit.ly/electronichospital
Steven Wang 8B http://bit.ly/Steven-Wang
Ahad Moti 8B http://ahad4093.wixsite.com/shoes101
Kaylin Michael 8B http://bit.ly/Babydog
Taloria Merricks 8B http://bit.ly/Babydog
sasha Graham 8A http://bit.ly/SashaGraham
     
carter Bailey 8B http://bit.ly/manmunch
bryce charles 8B http://bit.ly/2gC81Jp
     
Day 66(Thursday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Turn in Day & Adobe Spark Embed
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and PRINT your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Watch today's video on how to embed your Adobe Spark page on your "About Us" page in Wix or in Weebly
  4. Be sure you have copied each of your paragraphs into Adobe Spark and added a picture for each paragraph (12 pictures)
  5. Create a Bit.ly account using your school email address. 
  6. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  7. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company.  Place your flyer on your wix website.
  8. Place your business card and flyer in the dropbox on eclass.
  9. Finished with Adobe Spark Page?, Bitly, Business Card, and Flyer?
    1. https://www.powtoon.com/account/signup/
Day 65(Wednesday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Turn in Day & Adobe Spark Embed
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and PRINT your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Watch today's video on how to embed your Adobe Spark page on your "About Us" page in Wix or in Weebly
  4. Be sure you have copied each of your paragraphs into Adobe Spark and added a picture for each paragraph (12 pictures)
  5. Create a Bit.ly account using your school email address. 
  6. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  7. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company.  Place your flyer on your wix website.
  8. Place your business card and flyer in the dropbox on eclass.
Day 65(Tuesday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Part VI
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and CONTINUE your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Remember each question is its own paragraph:
    1. Niche (Different) 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?
      )
    2. Giving Back:  Paragraph 12:

      Giving back
      : How will your 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? )
  4. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  5. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
Day 64(Monday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Part V
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and CONTINUE your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Remember each question is its own paragraph:
    1. 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 )
    2. 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
      )
  4. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  5. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
Day 63(Friday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Part IV
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and CONTINUE your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Remember each question is its own paragraph:
    1. Mission: Paragraph 7:

      What is your mission statement.  After you write it out, explain it further with an additional statement or two? 
      Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.  It is our desire to always provide a product that wows our customers that they could not get any other way. (add a picture )
    2. 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 )
  4. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  5. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
Day 62(Thursday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Part III
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and CONTINUE your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Remember each question is its own paragraph:
    1. Skills, Talents, & Passions: Paragraph 5:

      Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school and how it might relate to your business?  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 )
    2. Problem: Paragraph 6:

      What need or problem will your business meet or solve for your customers? 
      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 )
  4. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  5. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
Day 61(Wednesday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Part II
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and CONTINUE your Business Plan/Pitch document
  3. Remember each question is its own paragraph:
    1. 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 entrepreneurially)?
      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 this to your Adobe Spark Page with a picture )
    2. 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 this to your Adobe Spark Page with a picture )
  4. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  5. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
Shark Tank Video 2016 (december) https://animoto.com/play/21oC5xfZ9EOlfx1nFq4piA
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.
Day 60(Monday) Entrepreneurship - Business Pitch Part I
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive Account and Create a NEW document called Business Plan
  3. In Word Art, type: Business Plan
    1. Also add your name in normal text
    2. Add a page number to the footer
    3. Use the word Intro: Paragraph 1 as the heading
  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 this to your Adobe Spark Page with 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 this to your Adobe Spark Page with a picture   )
  5. Finish creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  6. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
 
Day 59(Friday) Entrepreneurship -
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Start Creating your Business Card in Microsoft Publisher with your company logo and tagline
  3. Finish your 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company and finish your website work.
  4. Review what you learned from your business consultant yesterday
    1. Niche
    2. customer service
    3. Start-up costs vs Operating costs
    4. Break Even
    5. YOUR COST vs Sale Price
    6. Sales Location
    7. Branding
    8. Mission statement
Business Idea Action Form - Link: https://goo.gl/forms/383HCivtfKZpocKT2  
Day 57(Wednesday) Entrepreneurship -
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Create a 1 page flyer using Microsoft Publisher or Word for your company.
Day 56(Tuesday) Entrepreneurship -
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Review your votes: http://mrhames.org/8thgrade/8a116.html
  3. Add your logo to your Spark Website and your Wix/Weebly Website
  4. Use may use your book:  
  5. Log into your or  Account
  6. Select a theme for your site and begin making it your own by designing the pages with your graphics and your company name.
  7. You must have 3 different pages: | Home | Product/Service | About Us |
Day 55(Monday) Entrepreneurship - Chapter 3-6 Test
  1. Chapter 3, 4, 5 and 6 Test Link- https://goo.gl/forms/JbiVK1bqMhRRxQ803 - Take the Chapter 3-6 Test Today
  2. Watch today's Video
  3. Use may use your book: for today's Test.
  4. Log into your using Google Login Credentials and Look through the hundreds of themes that you might select for your company.
  5. Now also look at your site builder.  Log in using your student number.  I have already created an account for you.
Day 54(Friday) Entrepreneurship - You are the Brand
  1. http://www.makeyourjob.org/
  2. Andrew Ingraham 8B https://goo.gl/VOLkHv
    Marlon Escobar 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/results862979x8350cde1-35
    Tatiana Saad 8A https://goo.gl/zJuiWa
    Kayleigh Gedeon 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll862983x8138dc8e-35
    Hanin Khalifa 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll862994x0EA524FC-35
    Zoee Disroe 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll862994x0EA524FC-35
    Rehal Bollavaram 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll862996xFF145483-35
    Ada Zheng 8A https://goo.gl/Nh5Cl1
    Michael Douglas 8A https://goo.gl/Ig7D1k
    Lauren Tinch 8A https://goo.gl/gkyrxS
    Ahad Moti 8B https://goo.gl/oLcmmI
    Dylan Werle 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863056xda805a06-35
    Vance Weida 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863061x74f0A437-35
    Carter bailey 8B https://goo.gl/MGIeUL
    Andrew Ingraham 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863066xc10E377e-35
    malcolm wheat 8B https://goo.gl/nwVqnV
    Sam Parker 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863078x9b9d673A-35
    Ahad Moti 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863077xD6819D24-35
    Shivani Patel 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863082x3990E9ac-35
    Ty Goodine-Lyle 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863076x28B419Fe-35
    bryce charles 8B https://goo.gl/nE1aeF
    Shayla Fisher 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863093x0d260833-35
    Emma Keys 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll863580x51dd4915-35
  3. Rehan Ahmad 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864244x7D6C7DE2-35
    Jahleel Rivas 8A https://goo.gl/DSnCto
    Samuel Gutierrez 8A https://goo.gl/edH9u6
    Kendall Bullock 8A https://goo.gl/ULwWOL
    Saaf Kabani 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864263xC9F03eA3-35
    teagan moon 8A https://goo.gl/gV7xfX
    Kiki Odubanjo 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864266x4e944Dac-35
    Zoee Disroe 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll862994x0EA524FC-35
    Sasha Graham 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864268x8E1B48B8-35
    Henry Xiao 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864277x5CD0E7cf-35
    Tawab Rassol 8A https://goo.gl/z8rbFT
    mikayla middleton 8A https://goo.gl/UVPzxW
    Zachary Dyer 8A https://goo.gl/f3VaM0
    Zac Dyer 8A https://goo.gl/f3VaM0
    Sasha Graham 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864268x8E1B48B8-35
    jahmarley john 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864289x501B5E01-35
  4. kewaun norman 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864292x7440782b-35
    kewaun norman 8A http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864292x7440782b-35
    Caleb Fann 8A https://goo.gl/ujUe7k
    Seth Wheeler 8B https://goo.gl/8L9t3x
    Zilan Ming Ramlogan 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864309x80B27879-35
    Simon Bratescu 8B https://goo.gl/JLeCf0
    Aden Shire 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864313x96a749FE-35
    sneha santhosh 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864317x409881A5-35
    Joshua Sosa 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864318x5A51Da69-35
    Steven Wang 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864322xD68B97c4-35
    jeffery Bardales 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864324x222a4B57-35
    Devon Morez 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864327xD854E343-35
    Andrew Smith 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864328x15bA3D94-35
    Jacob Diama 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864332xE7D535D3-35
    Aaron Helms Helms 8B https://goo.gl/4iRa6u
    Jana Williams 8B https://goo.gl/1wFSzs
    Angel Ho 8B https://goo.gl/K9UXhy
  5. Ayo Oke 8B https://goo.gl/UeuMLk
  6. rachel whiteside 8B http://www.poll-maker.com/poll864338x590bD8F2-35
  7. Sara Johnson 8B https://goo.gl/L0cxsZ
  8. Watch today's Video
  9. Use your book: and turn to Chapter 6: "You Are Your Brand"
  10. Open your Google Drive  and  "You Are Your Brand" - 
  11. Add these questions to yesterday's Google Doc: "You are your Brand" - Part II
    1. What is your mission statment?
    2. What are your company name choices?
    3. What 2 primary colors are you using?
    4. What logo are you using (just describe it)?
    5. What is your tagline?
    6. What is your slogan - jingle?
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Check out the 10 Biggest Logo Changes
  15. 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.
  16. http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33535/10-Companies-That-Totally-Nailed-Their-Taglines.aspx
  17. http://www.taglineguru.com/sloganlist.html
  18. Interesting Logos with a hidden message
    1. Visit Poll-maker.com
      Create a poll and then press Share button. -../companynames_spring_2016.html

    Poll Submission Form - https://goo.gl/forms/1hRBTRcIQJU2JZcb2

 

 

Day 51(Tuesday) Entrepreneurship - You Are the Brand!
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Use your book: and turn to Chapter 6: "You Are Your Brand"
  3. Open your Google Drive  and start a NEW Doc called Chapter6: "You Are Your Brand" -  Write your answers underneath the questions listed below
    1. Type your Name on the document:
    2. What 3 things does Branding say about your company?
    3. The way you present yourself and your business is part of what?
    4. What is a logo?
    5. What is a tagline?
    6. What is a slogan?
    7. At the core of branding is what?
    8. Your reputation is part of your what?
    9. List 5 characteristics you want your customers to see in your company:
    10. Protect your reputation.  It takes years to build a reputation but only what to ruin it?
       
  4. Open up PowerPoint and on slide one, write out a company name you would like to use.
  5. On slide 2 write out a different company name you might use for your company.
  6. On slide 3 write out a 3rd company name you might consider using for your company.
  7. Go back now and change the Font, Color and even Size of some of the letters.

 

 

Day 50(Monday) Entrepreneurship - Calculate the Cost!
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Use your book: and turn to Chapter 4:
  3. Check your document and be sure you have done the charts on page 38 and 42
  4. Answer the following Questions:
    Heading:  Calculating Profit
    1. Determine your cost of per unit (What is a unit for you?)
    2. Explain what supply and demand mean in 1-3 sentences - see page 45)
    3. Define Wholesale, Manufacturing, break even, and crowd-funding in chapter 4.
    4. 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
  5. Print

Finish:

  1. Open your Adobe Spark account.
  2. Image result for adobe spark
  3. Create a "Stacked" web page that tells your "Customer's Story."
    1. Include a photo of a "typical" customer
    2. Photo + talk about the reason they need you.  Possibly state their frustration without your product/service
    3. Photo + explain how you bring great value to the customer with your product/service
    4. Create a photo grid and glideshow displaying your service or product.  Make a comment about each or every other photo
    5. End with your Mission Statement + photo
    6. Share your Adobe Spark - Poster on eClass using the LINK provided by Spark (PRESS Share and then create the link).  Look under Discussion s and post a NEW Thread.  Paste your link and press space bar to make it a link.  Subject = Poster
    7. Your are finished for today, you can work on homework or "coolmath" site drills.

 

Day 49(Friday) Entrepreneurship - Calculate the Cost!
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Use your book: and turn to Chapter 4:
  3. Check your document and be sure you have done the charts on page 38 and 42
  4. Answer the following Questions:
    Heading:  Calculating Profit
    1. Determine your cost of per unit (What is a unit for you?)
    2. Explain what supply and demand mean in 1-3 sentences - see page 45)
    3. Define Wholesale, Manufacturing, break even, and crowd-funding in chapter 4.
    4. 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
  5. Print
Day 48(Thursday) Entrepreneurship - Calculate the Cost!
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. 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 learn how to appropriately price your product or service.
  3. Complete Sheet 1 and Side 2 of the handout today with your team member.
Day 48(Wednesday) Entrepreneurship - Calculate the Cost!
  1. Watch today's Video
  2. Use your book: and turn to Chapter 4:
  3. 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 learn how to appropriately price your product or service.
Day 47(Tuesday) Entrepreneurship - Client/Customer Adobe Stacked Web Page
  1. Open your Adobe Spark account.
  2. Image result for adobe spark
  3. Create a "Stacked" web page that tells your "Customer's Story."
    1. Include a photo of a "typical" customer
    2. Photo + talk about the reason they need you.  Possibly state their frustration without your product/service
    3. Photo + explain how you bring great value to the customer with your product/service
    4. Create a photo grid and glideshow displaying your service or product.  Make a comment about each or every other photo
    5. End with your Mission Statement + photo
Day 47(Monday) Entrepreneurship - Mission Statement
  1. Open your Adobe Spark account.
  2. Image result for adobe sparkCreate a "Stacked" web page that tells your "Customer's Story."
    1. Include a photo of a "typical" customer
    2. Photo + talk about the reason they need you.  Possibly state their frustration without your product/service
    3. Photo + explain how you bring great value to the customer with your product/service
    4. Create a photo grid and glideshow displaying your service or product.  Make a comment about each or every other photo
    5. End with your Mission Statement + photo
It’s time to create your company’s mission statement. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it needs to accurately reflect your business. You can tweak or update it down the road. Some of the best advice we’ve heard about crafting a company mission statement is from legendary entrepreneur Richard Branson. “You need to explain your company’s purpose and outline expectations for internal and external clients alike,” he says. “Make it unique to your company, make it memorable, keep it real, and, just for fun, imagine it on the bottom of a coat of arms.”

To start, ask yourself the following questions:

• What is the purpose of my business?
• Who are my customers?
Why are you making this product or service?
• How do I differ from the competition?
• What are the company’s core values (things you stand behind to be true for your company and your customers)?

Now, write your mission statement in one sentence.
Examples of Business Mission Statements

Starbucks: To inspire and nurture the human spirit—one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.

Chick-fil-A: To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us.

Nordstrom to provide outstanding service every day, one customer at a time.


Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great tasting, healthier, organic beverages. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.

Airbnb aims to connect millions of people in real life all over the world, through a community marketplace—so that you can Belong Anywhere.

Marriott To be the #1 hospitality company in the world.

The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit.

Twitter: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.

Walt Disney: To be one of the world's leading producers and providers of entertainment and information

Hobby Lobby: To provide a return on the family's investment, sharing the Lord's blessings with our employees, and investing in our community.

Microsoft: Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

        ---- Key Words -----

Still stuck on that final draft? Here are some of the most popular words used by more than 300 American companies in their mission statements.

Accelerate • Best • Build • Care • Work Champion • Value Communicate • Customers Employees • Engage • Environment • Guide Growth • Leader • Make • Profit • Quality Service • Solve • Transcend
Day 46(Friday) Entrepreneurship
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  2. Share your Adobe Spark - Poster on eClass using the LINK provided by Spark (PRESS Share and then create the link).  Look under Discussion s and post a NEW Thread.  Paste your link and press space bar to make it a link.  Subject = Poster
  3. Open your Google Drive Doc Called Ch. 3: "Standing Out From the Crowd"
  4. Answer the following:

Present Yourself and Your Business Well:

1.  Google a list of your competitors:  Name 3 competitors?
2.  List 3 ways to present yourself and your company well:
3.  Explain what Mr. Buffet meant by "If your service is outstanding, you'll always standout"?
4.  Name 1-2 ways you can "go the extra mile" for your customer?
5.  What is 1-2 specific things you can do for a customer if you make a mistake or deliver poor service?
6.  Write a thank you note to your mentor.
7.  What is a question you could ask your parent or partner?
8.  What is your mission statement?
  1. Open your Adobe Spark account.
  2. Image result for adobe spark
  3. Create a page that tells your "Customer's" story.
  4. Think about where and when you were born.  What happened next...
  5. Open your book  "How to Start Your Very First Business"  to Chapter 3
Day 45(Wednesday) Entrepreneurship
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  2. Create an Adobe Spark Account
  3. Image result for adobe spark
  4. Create a post that tells your story.
  5. Think about where and when you were born.  What happened next...
  6. Open your book  "How to Start Your Very First Business"  to Chapter 3
Four Go-To Market Leaders That Dominate Their Niche
By Charles Gaudet,
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2014/03/25/five-go-to-market-leaders-that-dominate-their-niche/#2cf972e73fae

Getting rich in your niche. Rather than trying to appeal to the masses, when you narrowly focus your business to appeal to a certain segment, you benefit in a number of ways: premium prices, lower costs to acquire customers, and the opportunity to become the go-to company in your niche. 
Businesses that understand the power of specialization are thriving.

Below are four companies that are getting rich in their niche:

Ties.com There is no shortage of online clothes retailers. You can buy at Amazon, Zappos, or the Gap. But Ties.com has achieved similar success by focusing on only a single item of clothing. Specializing in ties has allowed them to provide the largest selection of neckwear on the planet. There may be a lot of places you can buy clothes online. But, if you are looking for a unique tie, Ties.com has become the dominant online market leader.

Apple It maybe a little strange to think of tech giant Apple as an example of a company that specializes. After all, at one point it was the world’s most valuable company. But Apple actually has a surprisingly small share of some of the markets it operates in compared to its competitors. Take mobile phones, for example: In the third quarter of 2013, 81% of mobile devices sold were Android. Apple iOS devices only accounted for 12.9% of the market. Bad news for Apple? Not really. Despite only having just over one-tenth of the market, they make 56% of the total profits in that industry. Why? Apple doesn’t sell the largest amount of mobile phones, but it does sell the best quality ones. If you want a smartphone, you have many different options. But if you want the best smartphone, you’re more likely to choose Apple.

Lehman’s How do you differentiate electrical appliances and devices in a highly competitive market? How about by having them run without electricity? Lehman’s specializes in selling nonelectric, old-fashioned appliances and tools all over the world. They are used in remote locations by groups such as environmentalists, homesteaders, hunters and fisherman. Their products are even used by Hollywood set designers looking for accurate historical pieces. Lehman’s got its start by focusing on a core group of customers: the Amish. Their specialization strategy has allowed them to thrive and grow for 50 years now.

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks has grown to become the world’s second-largest heavy duty truck brand in the world and employs over 19,000 people across the globe. They’ve done this by by producing high-quality trucks. These four companies found success by being the best at what they do. Your company can get rich in a niche as well. This year, make sure you are focused on being the only choice for your ideal customer.

How to Define Your Niche for Your New Business
by 

https://smallbiztrends.com/2008/09/define-niche-market-in-startup.html

Sometimes it seems as if the “to do” list never ends when you’re starting up a new business. You’ve figured out who your niche market is, what their pressing problem is, how your product or service provides the perfect solution, and you’re still not done. Now you need to put all that into a niche statement.

Why? Because you want to make sure your business stands head and shoulders above the competition.

A good niche statement highlights what’s special about your business. It expresses your unique selling position to the world and lets your target niche know what you can deliver.

Want to make sure you, not someone else, gets the lion’s share of your niche’s attention? Just follow these guidelines, fill out the niche statement formula at the end of this article, and you will!

Two Things to Do and Not to Do when Writing your Niche Statement

In a good niche statement, do:

  • clearly state who your target niche is, and
  • specifically name the problem people in your niche have that you will solve.

The key to clearly stating your target niche is to describe your niche so explicitly that they readily recognize themselves. For this reason, it’s important that you clearly and concisely name your niche using their language.

When you specifically name the problem they’re having, they don’t have to wonder if you can help them or not. They’ll know you can.

“The beauty of this is that probably 95% of your marketing is done right there,” says Samantha Hartley of Enlightened Marketing. “Because, if you tell people you understand their problem and you say it in such a way that they get that you do, then they immediately perceive and assume that you can solve their problem.”

In your niche statement, don’t:

  • talk about your niche. Name it. Clearly and concisely.
  • try to be all things to all people. The whole point of a niche is to include only certain people and leave others out.

Niche Statement Formula for Success

There are just four things you need to include in your niche statement:

  • Your niche
  • Their problem
  • Your solution
  • Your promise

Stated simply, the niche statement formula: niche + problem + solution + promise = success.

Here’s what it looks like in more detail:

I work with __________________________(your niche - people group),
who need to ____________________ (their problem).
If you’re ready it’s time to _____________ (your solution),
I can ___________________________ (your promise).

Here’s what it looks like when it’s fleshed-out:

“I work with women starting up home-based businesses for the very first time (niche) who are feeling both excited and overwhelmed at the prospect and haven’t a clue where to begin (problem). If you are ready to take the first steps toward owning your own business (solution), I can help you decide what business would be best for you, identify your target niche, and get your business ready to launch (promise).”

There are so many things to do when starting up a new business. The “to do” list is endless. Don’t sabotage your new business start-up by neglecting to write your niche statement. Follow these guidelines, and use the niche statement formula to announce your unique selling position to the world. Then get your target niche’s attention, and get ahead of the competition.

Day 44(Tuesday) Entrepreneurship
  1. Watch the Video of the Day  -
  2. Open your book  "How to Start Your Very First Business"  to Chapter 3
  3. Create a new  Google Drive Doc
    1. Make the title: Ch. 3: "Standing Out From the Crowd"
    2. Type your name below the title
    3. Your answers must be under the questions and in a larger font, bolded and indented
       
      Chapter 3: Standing Out From the Crowd
      1.  What is a Niche?
      2.  What does the author mean by specialty?
      3.  How can you make your business memorable?
      4.  What was Lizzie Marie's niche? (not applesauce or just any food)
      5.  What words of wisdom did "Warren" say on page 30 in the green circle?
      6.  What is "Wrap it up?" method and give an example?
      7.  What is "Take on an extra task" method and give an example?
      8.  Explain "Spice it up?"
      9.  What is "Make it personal" method?
      10.  Brainstorm 3 ways your company can have a niche?
           a.
           b.
           c.
Days 1-43

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

Take the Quiz.

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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