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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 8

Monday, October 8: Today is the Midterm Exam and Post-SLO for Strategic Entrepreneurship. What are you hoping that I will NOT ask you about on the exam?

Tuesday, October 9: Today is our second BPA 2Tuesday. Today, we’re working on Torch Awards! What is this and what are your goals?

Wednesday, October 10: What’s the difference between a patent, a copyright, and a trademark? How do these help entrepreneurs?

Thursday, October 11: Why is location such an important decision for entrepreneurs? Is location more important for certain businesses than for others?

Friday, October 12: When starting up a retail business (say a clothing store), about how much inventory do you think you should start off with?

 

WEEK 9

Monday, October 15: Why might an entrepreneur want to hire an employee? What’s the downside?

Tuesday, October 16: What is Insurance? How does insurance help you manage the risks in your life? 

Wednesday, October 17: What types of insurance should a business have? List as many as you can think of… 

Thursday, October 18: Would you borrow money from friends or family members to start a business? Why or why not?

Friday, October 19: Today you’ll be finishing up the next part of your business plan PowerPoint. What makes your business plan unique. Why will it be successful?

 

WEEK 10

Monday, October 22: We have been using Word and PowerPoint all year, but haven’t really talked about Excel … until now! So, what exactly is Excel and what is it used for?

Tuesday, October 23: How did your first day with Excel go yesterday? Ready for more?

Wednesday, October 24: What is a forecast? What kinds of forecasts would be useful for entrepreneurs? Why?

Thursday, October 25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CLASS REPS

 

 

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Isaiah Shields 
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