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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


QUESTION OF THE DAY

10pts daily, due by the end of class.
 

Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". 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.

 

WEEK 3

Tuesday, September 4: Why does it matter HOW you set up your business – as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation?

Wednesday, September 5: How would you describe our economy? How are decisions made by consumers and businesses in our economy?

Thursday, September 6: How are prices determined in a market economy? Explain using the concepts of supply and demand…

Friday, September 7: Today we will start working on your business plan. What type of business are you going to start up?

 

WEEK 4

Monday, September 10: Today, you will be starting on the first of many BPA Projects this semester. What are your personal goals for BPA Competitions this year?

Tuesday, September 11: Today is our first BPA 2Tuesday (2nd Tuesday of the month, same as our chapter meeting day). What are 3 things you’re hoping to get out of BPA this year? 

Wednesday, September 12: What are THREE things that you’ve learned about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship so far that you did not know before?

Thursday, September 13: Our first test is today! How comfortable do you feel about the material that’s on the test? 

Friday, September 14: What can a business owner do to make his or her business successful when there is a lot of competition?

 

WEEK 5

Monday, September 16: Why is it essential for an entrepreneur to have a very good picture of who the target market is for his/her product?

Tuesday, September 17: How would you go about doing research on your target market? Give several examples …

Wednesday, September 18: What are the benefits of competition … to both consumers and businesses?

Thursday, September 19

 

CURRENT EVENT

100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.
 

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.

Example of Current Event in MLA Format

  

FINANCE RESOURCES

Yahoo Business: http://news.yahoo.com/business/

CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/

Fox Business: www.foxbusiness.com/index.html

NBC Business: www.nbcnews.com/business#/

ABC Business: http://abcnews.go.com/business

CBS MoneyWatch: www.cbsnews.com/moneywatch/

VentureBeat: www.venturebeat.com

Fast Company: www.fastcompany.com

Entrepreneur: www.entrepreneur.com

Inc.: www.inc.com

Young Entrepreneur: www.youngentrepreneur.com

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/ 

Tax Information for Students (Resource): http://www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html 

AccountingEdu.org: www.accountingedu.org 

Ohio Society of CPAs: www.ohiocpa.com 

American Institute of CPAs: www.aicpa.org 

 

FLIPBOARD MAGAZINE

View my Flipboard Magazine.

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Copies of the syllabus, weekly sheets, worksheets, and handouts can be downloaded in PDF format below.
 

SYLLABUS & WEEKLY SHEETS

FSJ Syllabus 2018-19

FSJ Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSJ Weekly Sheet 1

FSJ Weekly Sheet 2

FSJ Weekly Sheet 3

FSJ Weekly Sheet 4

FSJ Weekly Sheet 5

 

WORKSHEETS & HANDOUTS

FS Summer Honors Assignment

ENTR 1-1 (not assigned)

Perceptions

ENTR 1-2

ENTR 1-3 (not assigned)

Occupational Dreams

ENTR 1-4

Resume Building Blocks

ENTR 1-5

ENTR 1-6

PowerPoint: 20 Tips

ENTR 1-7

Resume Project

ENTR 1-8

ENTR 1-9

BPA Project: Interview Skills

ENTR 2-1

Article: Pizza and Complications

ENTR 2-2

ENTR 2-3

ENTR 2-4

Article: Your #1 Nemesis

 

BUSINESS PLAN PROJECT

BPP - The Idea Worksheet

BPP1 - First 4 Slides

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEXT

ENTR 1 TEXT

ENTR 2 TEXT

 

CLASS REPS

 

 

Kaleb Amofa 
Kaleb Amofa
 
Milli Boni 
Milli Boni
 
Isaiah Shields 
Isaiah Shields