My Finance Class

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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.

  
 
  
BPA CLASS REPS

Landon Bowling

Landon Bowling

Hannah Childs

Hannah Childs

Deakon Johnstone

Deakon Johnstone

      
 

Financial Services Juniors


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QUESTION OF THE DAY

At the beginning of class, there will be a “Question of the Day” on the screen (also available right here on the class website). 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. My email address is clarkpv@butlertech.org.

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/18 

What is a forecast? What kinds of forecasts would be useful for entrepreneurs? Why?

Wednesday 10/19 

How do you know if a business is profitable? 

Friday 10/21 

As an entrepreneur, would you want to know the value of your business? How would you calculate it? 

WEEK 10 

Monday 10/24 

We’ve talked about the three main types of financial statements for a business. But who actually USES financial statements? Why?

Tuesday 10/25 

What are some of the challenges that we have discussed so far about starting up a new business?

Wednesday 10/26 

Quick Review: What is the purpose of using ratio analysis? What do ratios help us see … ?

Friday 10/18 

Are you a leader? If so, what qualities do you have that make you a leader? If not, why don’t you consider yourself a leader? 

WEEK 11 

Monday 10/31 

If an employee is not meeting your expectations on the job, what would you do?

Tuesday 11/1 

Which is better: “Buy now, pay now” or “Buy now, pay later”? Explain.

Wednesday 11/2 

What is meant by “quality control”? What are some examples of ways that businesses ensure the quality of their products?

Friday 11/4 

RECRUITING TOURS! (No QOD)

WEEK 12

Wednesday 11/9 

What is meant by “logistics”? How do logistics companies help small businesses grow?

Friday 11/11 

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? 

WEEK 13

Monday 11/14 

What is your favorite store? What about the store’s atmosphere makes it your favorite? Explain.

Tuesday 11/15 

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

Wednesday 11/16 

RECRUITING!

Friday 11/18 

Thanksgiving Feast! 

WEEK 14 

Monday 11/21 

What are some of the different ways that you can grow a business?

Tuesday 11/22 

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

WEEK 15 

Monday 11/28 

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing a business?

Tuesday 11/29 

What are some of the challenges with growing your business internationally? Benefits?

Wednesday 11/30 

Friday 12/2 

 


 

CURRENT EVENT

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.

Sample of Current Event in MLA Format

MyFinanceClass Flipboard

 


 

SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

FSJ Student Guide and Forms 

FSJ Syllabus 2022-23 

FSJ Week 9 

FSJ Week 10 

FSJ Week 11 

FSJ Week 12 

FSJ Week 13 & 14 

FSJ Week 15 

   


  

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/18 

ENTR 4-1, Nine Steps, Sales for YOUR Business

Wednesday 10/19 

ENTR 4-2 and 4-3 

Friday 10/21 

ENTR 4-4, 4-5, 4-6 

WEEK 10 

Monday 10/24 

ENTR 4-7 

Tuesday 10/25 

ENTR 4-8 

Wednesday 10/26 

ENTR 3 and 4 Test

Friday 10/18 

ENTR 5-1 

WEEK 11 

Monday 10/31 

ENTR 5-2, Conflict Management

Tuesday 11/1 

ENTR 5-3, Taxes and Your Business 

Wednesday 11/2 

ENTR 5-4, Henry Heinz/Michael DellA Day In Your Life 

Friday 11/4 

RECRUITING TOURS!

WEEK 12

Wednesday 11/9 

ENTR 5-5 

Friday 11/11 

ENTR 5-6 

WEEK 13

Monday 11/14 

ENTR 5-7, Uncle Bill, Vertical Integration 

Tuesday 11/15 

ENTR 5-8 and Tate's Bakeshop 

Wednesday 11/16 

RECRUITING!

Friday 11/18 

Thanksgiving Feast! 

WEEK 14 

Monday 11/21 

ENTR 6-1 and Product Life Cycle 

Tuesday 11/22 

ENTR 6-2 , Just Grow It 

WEEK 15 

Monday 11/28 

ENTR 6-3 

Tuesday 11/29 

ENTR 6-4, Bananagrams Video Case  

Wednesday 11/30 

Friday 12/2 

      


 

TEXTBOOK

ENTR 1 

ENTR 2 

ENTR 3 

ENTR 4 

ENTR 5 

ENTR 6