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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 11

Tuesday, October 30: What is accounting? Why should entrepreneurs know the financial side of their business?

Wednesday, October 31: Why is cash flow so important to businesses?

Thursday, November 1: As an entrepreneur, would you want to know the value of your business? How would you calculate it?

Friday, November 2: We’ve talked about the three main types of financial statements for a business. But who actually USES financial statements? Why?

 

WEEK 12

Monday, November 5: What are some of the challenges that we have discussed so far about starting up a new business?

Wednesday, November 6: Old Navy Trip!

Thursday, November 7: 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?

Friday, November 8: How did your first day of Financial Analyst Team go yesterday? What are your goals for today?

 

WEEK 13 14

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

Thursday, November 15: Snow Day

Friday, November 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?

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

Monday, November 17: Which is better: “Buy now, pay now” or “Buy now, pay later”? Explain. 

Tuesday, November 20

 

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: //news.yahoo.com/business/

CNN Money: //money.cnn.com/

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

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

ABC Business: //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: //wallstcheatsheet.com/ 

Tax Information for Students (Resource): //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

FSJ Weekly Sheet 6

FSJ Weekly Sheet 7

FSJ Weekly Sheet 8

FSJ Weekly Sheet 9

FSJ Weekly Sheet 10

FSJ Weekly Sheet 11

FSJ Weekly Sheet 12

FSJ Weekly Sheet 13 14

 

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

ENTR 2-5

ENTR 2-6

ENTR 2-7

Article: Taco Bell

ENTR 2-8

ENTR 2-9

ENTR 2 Review Sheet

BPA Project: DPU

BPA Project: FWP

BPA Project: FWP Style Manual

ENTR 3-1 (not assigned)

ENTR 3-2

ENTR 3-3

ENTR 3-4

ENTR 3-5

ENTR 3-6

ENTR 3-7

Excel Project: 10 Biggest Frauds

BPA Project: Fundamental Spreadsheets

ENTR 4-1

Article: 9 Steps to Start a Business

Sales for YOUR Business

ENTR 4-2, 4-3

ENTR 4-4

ENTR 4-5

ENTR 4-6

Building a Balance Sheet for YOUR Business

ENTR 4-7

Coffee Wars Article/Ratios

Financial Ratio Cheat Sheet

BPA Project: FAT

ENTR 5-1

ENTR 5-2

ENTR 5-3

PowerPoint: Taxes & Your Business

 

BUSINESS PLAN PROJECT

BPP - The Idea Worksheet

BPP1 - First 4 Slides

BPP2 - The 4 Ps

BPP3 - Competitive Analysis

Details on Competitive Analysis Slides

BPP4 - Start Up

SAMPLE BUSINESS PLAN 1

SAMPLE BUSINESS PLAN 2

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEXT

ENTR 1 TEXT

ENTR 2 TEXT

ENTR 3 TEXT

ENTR 4 TEXT

ENTR 5 TEXT

 

CLASS REPS

 

 

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