Entrepreneurship Education in Oklahoma. Presented by: Glenn Muske [email protected] 405-744-5776 Other authors: Billie Chambers, Oklahoma State Nancy Stanforth, Kent State Michael D. Woods, Oklahoma State Hong Yu, Oklahoma State. Objectives.
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4 Required Elements
+ in Rural areas
1. What can I do? – Opportunity
- Don’t ask “Do I have what it takes?” or
“What are my skills and talents?”
2. Where can I get a grant? – Funding
- Often no idea about what business they
they want to start, their own ability to
provide some capital, their own credit
record or what they need.
Part 1: Turning your passion into a career
Part 2: Making a living from your passion
An introduction to the skills needed to operate a successful business. Includes PowerPoint slides with accompanying lecture notes, video clips of entrepreneurs on various topics, and activities.
Course description: Study of the process of getting the idea for the business, honing that idea into a workable business, finding a target market, and promoting the business.
Identify characteristics associated with small business entrepreneurs.
Develop the ability to use current skills to identify viable opportunities for entrepreneurship.
Evaluate business profiles and plans.
Identify steps in the design and production processes.
Develop and evaluate promotional plans.
Specific topics will be:
Qualification and characteristics of entrepreneurs
Ownership goals, objectives and risks
How to find hidden opportunities in your field
Business Profiles and Plans
Type of business: service, value added, retail
Business image, location, projected sales
Production process and work flow
Advertising and Promotion
Creative concept, projected image
Course Description: Getting from a business idea to operating a successful business requires focused hard work. “Making a Living” identifies several of the major business elements required in a profitable business.
Course Objectives: Identify and evaluate various management philosophies used in small businesses; Develop and evaluate a business plan; Develop skills used by entrepreneurs to manage a firm; Identify the various financial aspects involved in a small business; Financial record keeping and accounting Systems; Financing; Profitable pricing; Evaluate the various business structure.
Brief Course Outline
Organizational culture and management philosophy
Creating the Organization
The 80/20 Rule
Organization and layout of business facilities
Business Structure and Legalities
Licensing and permits
Great Employees – A Key Business Factor
Assembling the team
Job descriptions, salaries, benefits and training, and performance reviews
Merchandise plan – stocking, buying, & inventory control
Pricing and Break-even
Financial record keeping, statements, and forecasts
Capital development: personal debt, equity, and venture
Lawn Care and the Environment
Designed to teach youth, ages 12-15, how to open their own lawn care business. Focuses on mulching as a niche market.
Includes PowerPoint slides, leader notes, activities and promotional material.
Hong Yu, Glenn Muske
Oklahoma State University
Pegler, M. M., Visual Merchandising & Display
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