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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, March 11: What are JOINT VENTURES? Why do you think that some businesses decide to partner up with each other? Try to come up with several examples.

Tuesday, March 12: Explain the purpose of ADJUSTING entries and CLOSING entries in your own words.

Wednesday, March 13: How do you feel about the test today?

Thursday, March 14: 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?

Friday, March 15: How did you do getting started on the Absolute Advantage problem yesterday? Is it all coming together for you now?



Monday, March 18: FSJ is ¾  over … 3 reflection questions: (1) What’s the most useful thing you’ve learned? (2) What’s your favorite memory? (3) What are you looking forward to in Q4?

Tuesday, March 19: We are just about half-way done with accounting. How confident are you feeling in your abilities?

Wednesday, March 20: No QOD (SLO/Exam)

Thursday, March 21: We are going to start learning about accounting for merchandising businesses. So, what exactly is a MERCHANDISING business? 

Friday, March 22: What is the main difference between merchandising businesses and service businesses?



Monday, March 25: What are some of the frequent transactions that a merchandising business probably has? (hint: think about cash transactions and ones on account)

Tuesday, March 26:

Wednesday, March 27:

Thursday, March 28:

Friday, March 29:



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 2018-19

FSJ Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSJ Weekly Sheet 19 20

FSJ Weekly Sheet 21

FSJ Weekly Sheet 22

FSJ Weekly Sheet 23

FSJ Weekly Sheet 24

FSJ Weekly Sheet 25

FSJ Weekly Sheet 26

FSJ Weekly Sheet 27

FSJ Weekly Sheet 28

FSJ Weekly Sheet 29

FSJ Weekly Sheet 30

FSJ Weekly Sheet 31



The Accounting Equation

Sorting Out Business Transactions

I Drew It Myself

Jim's Lawn Care Revisited

Mindy the Matchmaker

Chart of Accounts

Ken's Salon Basement

John Q Public

Feeling AT Home

Mr T Accounts

T Accounts R Us

A Brief Review of D&C

Source Documents

Wreckless Drivers

I Spy Private Eye

Journalizing Cash and Petty Cash

Hair Um Salon (with Petty Cash)

Nikki Tikki Taxes

Jim's Back!

Disco Dave's Dance Club

Ice Ice Baby

Spooky Hollow Theater

Step by Step: Deferrals & Accruals

D&A in Your Life

Journalizing Depreciation

Drain Sugeons

House O Painting

Annie's Animal Care - Warm Up

David's D-Lux Drycleaning

ABC Review

Annie's Animal Care - Complete

Disco Dave's Dance Club 2.0

Sole Man

Kung Fu Problem and Excel File

Speedy G Delivery

Goodnight Moon

Yellow Jacket Realty

Accounting Crossword

Xtreme Ski Review


Merchandising Business Plan

Income Statement for YOUR Merch Business

Exploring Special Journals: PJ CP

Slim Shady PJ CP





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