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.

  
 
 
 
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QUESTION OF THE DAY

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 clarkpv@butlertech.org.

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/19 

What can a business owner do to make his or her business successful when there is a lot of competition?

What’s the difference between a Deferral and an Accrual in your own words? (if you’re not sure … we’ll discuss)

Thursday 10/21 

Why is it essential for an entrepreneur to have a very good picture of who the target market is for his/her product?

What are some of the adjustments that businesses need to make at the end of every month? (hint: one of them relates to supplies)

WEEK 10

Monday 10/25 

How would you go about doing research on your target market? Give several examples …

What are the four types of adjusting entries? Hint: DE / DR / AE / AR

Wednesday 10/27 

What are the benefits of competition … to both consumers and businesses?

What is the purpose of adjusting entries in accounting?

Friday 10/29 

What exactly is a BRAND? Is the brand of a product important? Why or why not?

Explain in your own words how the WORKSHEET works!

WEEK 11

Wednesday 11/3 

How do you think that businesses figure out what to charge for their products and services?

Today, we’re going to practice completing the worksheet and preparing financial statements. Why might Excel be a good way to do this?

Friday 11/5 

What are some of the different ways that you can get your products into your customers’ hands?

What are the three Financial Statements that we have been preparing for businesses so far? What does each one tell us?

WEEK 12

Tuesday 11/9 

Do you always believe advertisements? Do advertisements ever influence your decisions?

If you owned a restaurant, what are some of the things that you would want to keep track of as you manage your business?

Thursday 11/11 

What makes somebody a GOOD sales person? What qualities do they possess? How about a BAD sales person?

Explain the difference between temporary accounts and permanent accounts.

WEEK 13 & 14

Monday 11/15 

We are finishing up the unit on sales and marketing. What’s one interesting thing that you’ve learned?

What are the 7 steps in the accounting cycle … in the correct order?

Wednesday 11/17 

Today you will select your BPA Competitions! Which two will you SELECT? What will you do to WIN?

Friday 11/19 

You will be adding 4 more slides to your business plan today! Who are your competitors? Are they direct or indirect?

How do you feel about the Accounting test today?

Tuesday 11/23

No QOD ... Thanksgiving Feast!

WEEK 15

Tuesday 11/30 

Today we will continue working on your business plan. Describe your company’s market. What is your competitive advantage?

Today you’ll be working on a COMPLETE accounting problem … from journalizing all the way through a post-closing trial balance. How comfortable do you feel with everything we’ve learned so far?

Thursday 12/2 

 


 

CURRENT EVENT

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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SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

FS Juniors Syllabus 2021-22

FS Juniors Course Guide 2021-22

FSJ Week 9

FSJ Week 10

FSJ Week 11

FSJ Week 12

FSJ Week 13 & 14

FSJ Week 15

 


  

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/19 

ENTR 2-1, Pizza Article, Step by Step, D&A In Your Life

Thursday 10/21 

ENTR 2-2, Journalizing Depreciation, House O Painting

WEEK 10

Monday 10/25 

ENTR 2-3, David's D-Lux

Wednesday 10/27 

ENTR 2-4, ABC Accounting, Annie's Animal Care

Friday 10/29 

ENTR 2-5, Disco Dave's, BPP2: 4 Ps

WEEK 11

Wednesday 11/3 

ENTR 2-6, Sole Man, Kung Fu - Instructions, Kung Fu - Excel

Friday 11/5 

ENTR 2-7, Speedy G

WEEK 12

Tuesday 11/9 

Business Plan Project - 4 Ps, ENTR 2-8, Goodnight Moon

Thursday 11/11 

ENTR 2-9, Yellow Jacket Realty

WEEK 13 & 14

Monday 11/15 

ENTR Unit I Test Review

ACCT II Review Problems, Accounting Crossword

Wednesday 11/17 

Choosing Your BPA Competition

Friday 11/19 

Business Plan Project - The Market

Tuesday 11/23

Thanksgiving Feast!

WEEK 15

Tuesday 11/30 

Business Plan Project - The Market (step by step), Absolute Advantage Problem

Thursday 12/2 

     


 

TEXTBOOK

ENTR 1 TEXT

ENTR 2 TEXT

Note: The ACCT textbook is on your desks. You will not specifially need to use the text for assignments, but you can use this as a resource!