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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 4

Tuesday, September 3: What are THREE things that you’ve learned about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship so far that you did not know before?

Wednesday, September 4: Our first test is today! How comfortable do you feel about the material that’s on the test? 

Thursday, September 5: Today we will start working on your business plan. What type of business are you going to start up?

Friday, September 6: What can a business owner do to make his or her business successful when there is a lot of competition?

 

WEEK 5

Monday, September 9: 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 10: 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 11: How would you go about doing research on your target market? Give several examples …

Thursday, September 12: What are the benefits of competition … to both consumers and businesses?

Friday, September 13: What exactly is a BRAND? Is the brand of a product important? Why or why not?

 

WEEK 6

Monday, September 16: How do you think that businesses figure out what to charge for their products and services?

Tuesday, September 17

Wednesday, September 18

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: //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 2019-20

FSJ Guide and Forms

FSJ Week 1 & 2

FSJ Week 3

FSJ Week 4

FSJ Week 5

FSJ Week 6

  

WORKSHEETS & HANDOUTS

FS SUMMER ASSIGNMENT

ENTR 1-1 (not assigned)

Perceptions

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

 

BUSINESS PLAN PROJECT

Business Plan - The Idea

BPP1: Problem, Solution, Target, Strategy

BPP2: The Four Ps

   

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TEXT

ENTR 1 Text

ENTR 2 Text

 

CLASS REPS

 

 

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