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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 15

Monday, November 26: What is meant by “logistics”? How do logistics companies help small businesses grow? 

Tuesday, November 27: 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 28: What is your favorite store? What about the store’s atmosphere makes it your favorite? Explain.

Thursday, November 29: Why is it important for businesses to manage their inventory? Is there a cost for carrying a large amount of inventory? Explain.

 

WEEK 16

Monday, December 3: Is there a difference between growing and improving a business? Is it possible to grow and not improve or improve but not grow? Explain.

Tuesday, December 4: What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing a business?

Wednesday, December 5: Why do some entrepreneurs choose to start a business by franchising (for example starting up a Subway’s restaurant, instead of making your own sandwich place)?

Thursday, December 6: Will you ever stop working? If so, when will you stop … and what will you do next? 

Friday, December 7: Now that you know a bunch about entrepreneurship, do you think you’ll ever start up your own business?

 

WEEK 17

Monday, December 10: How do you feel about the test today?

Wednesday, December 12: We will be starting our next BPA Project today – Small Business Management Team. Question: What are some of the keys to a successful business?

Thursday, December 13: In 25 words or less, what is your team’s game plan for the SBM project?

Friday, December 14: What makes your idea for this project unique? What is your “big idea”?

 

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

FSJ Weekly Sheet 15

FSJ Weekly Sheet 16

FSJ Weekly Sheet 17

 

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

ENTR 5-4

Henry Heinz / Michael Dell

A Day in Your Life - GANTT/PERT

ENTR 5-5

ENTR 5-6

ENTR 5-7 Packet

ENTR 5-8

ENTR 6-1

ENTR 6-2

Where in the Product Life Cycle?

ENTR 6-3

ENTR 6-4

ENTR 6-5

Two Men and a Truck

ENTR 6-6

PowerPoint: Game Plan for Business

ENTR 5 Mega FITB

ENTR 6 Mega FITB

ENTR 5 Review Sheet

ENTR 6 Review Sheet

BPA Project: Small Business Mgmt

 

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

ENTR 6 TEXT

 

CLASS REPS

 

 

Kaleb Amofa 
Kaleb Amofa
 
Milli Boni 
Milli Boni
 
Isaiah Shields 
Isaiah Shields