Jan 30 2012
Survey says–we’re running our own businesses!
And we need your help! Please don’t leave without filling out our surveys at the bottom of this post.
For the past month our class has been learning something very special: how to start and run our own businesses. Grade 6 classes from our school (and our grade 7s) are being sponsored the Coastal Community Credit Union to take part in The Young Entrepreneur Program.
We have been learning all about the different types of businesses. There are retail, manufacturing, and service businesses.
When you own a retail business you sell products that are designed and produced by other businesses. For example WalMart is a retail business. Owning a services business means you do things for people. For example, when you go to the dentist, they are supplying a service to you, not selling tooth brushes like a retail business or manufacturing tooth paste like a manufacturing business. But when you own a manufacturing business (like us) you produce a product and sell it. For example, Duracell produces batteries and sells them to retailer like Canadian Tire. In our case, we are selling our products ourselves!
Another thing we learned about is how to conduct a market research survey. We put our questions into Google Forms and embedded them on our blogs. We hope they will tell us about what our customers want so we can improve our products. Our fair is on Friday, February 10th in our school gym–less than 2 weeks away.
So, to help us out, please visit our surveys below. Just click on the link to go to the post–it takes less than a minute to answer a survey! (And while you are visiting, why not check out the excellent posts written by these young bloggers?)
**** Neat Feature! When you have finished the survey click on See previous responses. –what a great way to know what others thought.***
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