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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


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.



Monday, October 28: As an entrepreneur, would you want to know the value of your business? How would you calculate it?

Tuesday, October 29: We’ve talked about the three main types of financial statements for a business. But who actually USES financial statements? Why?

Wednesday, October 30: Today, you will start working in teams to analyze a business case using ratios … based on the Financial Analyst Team competition. How do you feel about ratio analysis? Does it make sense?

Thursday, October 31: How did your first day of Financial Analyst Team go yesterday? What are your goals for today?

Friday, November 1: How has your team done so far on the Financial Analyst Team project? What are you having trouble with?



Wednesday, November 6: What are some of the challenges that we have discussed so far about starting up a new business?

Thursday, November 7: Quick Review: What is the purpose of using ratio analysis? What do ratios help us see … ?

Friday, November 8: 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?



Monday, November 11: If an employee is not meeting your expectations on the job, what would you do? 

Tuesday, November 12: No QOD - Feast!

Wednesday, November 13: No QOD - Tours!

Thursday, November 14: Which is better: “Buy now, pay now” or “Buy now, pay later”? Explain. 

Friday, November 15: What is meant by “quality control”? What are some examples of ways that businesses ensure the quality of their products?


WEEK 15 & 16

Monday, November 18: What is meant by “logistics”? How do logistics companies help small businesses grow? 

Tuesday, November 19: 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?

Wednesday, November 20

Thursday, November 21

Friday, November 22

Monday, November 25


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



Yahoo Business: //

CNN Money: //

Fox Business:

NBC Business:

ABC Business: //

CBS MoneyWatch:


Fast Company:



Young Entrepreneur:

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: // 

Tax Information for Students (Resource): // 

Ohio Society of CPAs: 

American Institute of CPAs: 



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


FSJ Syllabus 2019-20

FSJ Guide and Forms

FSJ Week 1 & 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

FSJ Week 13

FSJ Week 14

FSJ Week 15 & 16




ENTR 1-1 (not assigned)


ENTR 1-2 (not assigned)

ENTR 1-3 (not assigned)

ENTR 1-4 (not assigned)

Resume Building Blocks

ENTR 1-5

ENTR 1-6

PowerPoint: 20 Tips

ENTR 1-7

Resume: Getting Started

ENTR 1-8

ENTR 1-9 (not assigned)

ENTR 1 Review Sheet

ENTR 2-1

Article: Pizza and Complications

ENTR 2-2 (not assigned)

ENTR 2-3

ENTR 2-4

Article: #1 Nemesis (extra credit)

ENTR 2-5

ENTR 2-6 (not assigned)

ENTR 2-7

Article: Taco Bell and Door Dash

ENTR 2-8

ENTR 2-9

ENTR 2 Review Sheet

ENTR 3-1 (not assigned)

ENTR 3-2 (not assigned)

ENTR 3-3

ENTR 3-4

ENTR 3-5 and ENTR 3-6

ENTR 3-7

FSJ Excel Warm Up

Fundamental Spreadsheets Practice

ENTR 4-1

Sales for YOUR Business

PowerPoint: 9 Steps

ENTR 4-2

ENTR 4-3

ENTR 4-4 (not assigned)

ENTR 4-5

ENTR 4-6

A Balance Sheet for YOUR Business

ENTR 4-7

Project: Coffee Wars

Financial Ratio Cheat Sheet

FAT Competition

ENTR 3 & 4 Review Sheet

ENTR 5-1

ENTR 5-2

ENTR 5-3

PowerPoint: Taxes and Your Business

ENTR 5-4

Henry Heinz in a Pickle

A Day in Your Life

ENTR 5-5

ENTR 5-6



Business Plan - The Idea

BPP1: Problem, Solution, Target, Strategy

BPP2: The Four Ps

BPP3: The Market

BPP3: Resource Sheet

BPP4: Startup and Review



ENTR 1 Text

ENTR 2 Text

ENTR 3 Text

ENTR 4 Text

ENTR 5 Text





Ana Lu Gehner 
Ana Lu Gehner
Gabrielle Harper 
Gabrielle Harper
Trinity Robinson 
Trinity Robinson