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1 7 th Grade Computers Andersen Middle School Mr. R. T. Downs

2 This Term our major assignments will center on the idea of starting your own business. Think about what it would take to start a business and what kind of business you might like to be involved with.

3 Why would you want to start a Business?  Freedom from 9-5 daily work routine  Being your own boss  Doing what you want when you want to do it  Improving your standard of living  Boredom with your present job  Having a product or service that you believe in

4 What kind of person would own their own business?  Do you have will power and self discipline?  Do you plan ahead?  Do you like people?  Do you get along well with others?  Are you a leader?  Do you like to make your own decision?  Do others turn to you for help in making decisions?  Do you enjoy competition?

5 Do you know? Did you know that running your own business may require working hours a day, six days a week? Do you have the physical stamina to handle the workload and schedule? Do you have the emotional strength to withstand the strain? Are you prepared to temporarily lower your standard of living until your business is firmly established? Is your family prepared to go along with the strains that they too must bear?

6 Every Business is based on a product and / or Service ….. Think of examples of a business based on a product ….. Think of examples of a business based on a service …..

7  Who will your customers be?  Do you understand their needs and desires?  Where do your customers live?  Will you be offering the kinds of products and/or services they will want or need?  Will your prices be competitive?  How does your business compare with your competitors? Think past the product / service of your business …..

8 Your Assignment Will Be ….. To develop the concept of a business of your choice …..  Your business will be in the year 2075  Your business will be on a space colony on the planet Mars

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10 A Name for the Business A Brief description of the product and / or service How will the product or service benefit the customer How will the product or service be different from what is already available What products or services do your customers need at this time. Your First assignment will be to create a description of your business …..

11 Graphics....  Create a Logo for your business  Create a set of 10 business cards that represent your position with the business  Create a 1 page advertisement for a special sale / event connected with your business.

12  Create a 1 page advertisement for a special sale / event connected with your business. Word Processing (cont.)....  Using the information from your business description – Create a pamphlet to introduce you business to new customers, a chamber of commerce, etc.

13 Data Base....  Create a file that would track specific information about your employees  Combine the Data Base with your advertisement to create a mail merge mailing for your business

14 Spreadsheet....  Create a file that would track your inventory costs vs. prices and calculate the overall profit your company is making

15 Multimedia....  Create a presentation using text, graphics, and animations about some element of your business.

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