My Finance Class

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Strategic Entrepreneurship & Financial Accounting

  "Financial Services Juniors" consists of two courses: Strategic Entrepreneurship and Financial Accounting. Throughout the first year of the program, FSJ students discover what makes a company successful ... and learn how to start, manage, and grow their own successful businesses.


Financial Services Juniors





At the beginning of class, there will be a “Question of the Day” on the screen (also available right here on the class website). You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren’t sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day. My email address is


Monday 11/9: As an entrepreneur, would you want to know the value of your business? How would you calculate it?

Tuesday 11/10: We’ve talked about the three main types of financial statements for a business. But who actually USES financial statements? Why?

Wednesday 11/11: How has your team done so far on the Financial Analyst Team project? What are you having trouble with?

Thursday 11/12: Today your team will complete the Financial Analyst Team event and practice your presentation. How confident do you feel about your work?

Friday 11/13: How do you feel about your finished FAT project?Are you ready to present to the class?  

WEEK 12 & 13

Monday 11/16: Are you a leader? If so, what qualities do you have that make you a leader? If not, why don’t you consider yourself a leader?

Tuesday 11/17: If an employee is not meeting your expectations on the job, what would you do? 

Wednesday 11/18: Which is better: “Buy now, pay now” or “Buy now, pay later”? Explain. 

Thursday 11/19: What is meant by “quality control”? What are some examples of ways that businesses ensure the quality of their products?

Friday 11/20: What is meant by “logistics”? How do logistics companies help small businesses grow? 

Monday 11/23: Has a sales clerk or cashier ever been rude to you? How did you feel about the business afterward? How would you address this problem if you were a manager there? [click HERE for me talking through the QOD and today's work]

Tuesday 11/24: What are you thankful for this year? [click HERE for me talking through the QOD and today's work]


Monday 11/30: What is your favorite store? What about the store’s atmosphere makes it your favorite? Explain. Check your email for the link to the Zoom call today!

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Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:

  • A 250-word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
  • Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
  • Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
  • No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.

Sample of Current Event in MLA Format

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FS Juniors Syllabus 2020-21

FS Juniors Course Guide 2020-21

FSJ Week 1 (and 2)

FSJ Week 3

FSJ Week 4

FSJ Week 5

FSJ Week 6

FSJ Week 7

FSJ Week 8

FSJ Week 9

FSJ Week 10

FSJ Week 11

FSJ Week 12 13

FSJ Week 14





Monday 11/9: ENTR 4-6 and Creating a Balance Sheet - Disco Dave and Building a Balance Sheet for YOUR Business

Tuesday 11/10: ENTR 4-7

Wednesday 11/11 - Friday 11/13: BPA Project: Financial Analyst Team and ENTR Analyzing Financial Statements (resource for FAT)

WEEK 12 & 13

Monday 11/16: ENTR 5-1

Tuesday 11/17: ENTR 5-2

Wednesday 11/18: ENTR 5-3 and Slides: Taxes and Your Business

Thursday 11/19: ENTR 5-4 and Heinz/Dell Cases

Friday 11/20: ENTR 5-5

Monday 11/23: ENTR 5-6

Tuesday 11/24: Article: Consumers are Hopeless at Math


Monday 11/30: ENTR 5-7 and Uncle Bill Inc.

Tuesday 12/1: 

Wednesday 12/2: 

Thursday 12/3: 

Friday 12/4: 



The Idea! (planning sheet for your business idea)

BPP1 - Problem, Solution, Target Market, Strategy

BPP2 - Product, Price, Place, Promotion

BPP3 - SWOT, Research, Competition, Competitive Advantage

BPP4a - Location and Layout

BPP 4 - Form, Location/Layout, Equipment/Supplies/Inventory, Staffing




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