CLASS VOTING RESULTS:

  1. Learn about how to start your own business
  2. Learn about personal finance
  3. Learn about how to code
YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO FINISH THIS!!

GOAL: You will begin developing your own business! ONLY THE BUSINESS PROPOSAL IS REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED TODAY!!

  1. On your own, read: HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
  2. Get with a partner and using a Google Doc shared with tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us and shared with everyone in your group create the Business Proposal (this should be completed TODAY)–include the following (copy & paste the following into the shared Google Doc and fill in your group’s business information in for all 7 items):
    1. Name of your business
    2. Hours you will be open
    3. What do you do? (Fix, sell, build, feed, serve, help?)
    4. Location of the business. Is it a small, rural community or a large, urban community? Where in the town will you be located? Actually choose a location. Explain why that location will be good for your business.
    5. Identify the competition in your business area and location.
    6. How many employees will you need? You must have at least 3. What specific positions will these employees hold? Give details.
    7. Why do you think your business will succeed?
  3. If you finish the business proposal (you will be able to do this next class), WATCH THIS TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
    1. Graphics to help convey your ideas—could be photos, organization chart, map, etc.
    2. Include a LOGO for your business
    3. Include a SLOGAN for your business
  4. LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS!! Read about and play LEMONADE STAND for the rest of class.

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