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English first additional language

Grade 8

Entrepreneurship: wheels can give you wings!

Module 7

Starting your business

Activity 1:

Going into business on your own!

[lo 3.8.2]

We live in a world where you seldom get anything for nothing. Which means we all need money. How do you earn extra money when you are still at school? Of course you can do part-time work if you are old enough. There are several ways - like baby-sitting or shelf stacking at the supermarkets - in which you can earn a few rands.

But what about a steady income ? Wouldn’t it be good to look forward to a steady income: to be able to plan your spending, to save up for a dream, to buy small things you need, to have something left to share with others? You can achieve these ideals if you start a business in order to make a profit.

A person who starts a business is called an ___________________________

The answer to the riddle above is hidden in the twelve sentences below . Each sentence contains a word printed in bold. Write down the first letter of each of these words in the blocks provided above. Keep them in the given order.

The Special Qualities of an __________________________________

1. He makes money in an enterprising way.

2. He can spot a need people have and he supplies what they are looking for.

3. He has a clear target towards which he works.

4. He keeps an accurate record of buying and selling and hours spent working.

5. He is enthusiastic about what he does.

6. He transforms his talents, skills and energy into profit .

7. A business requires hard work, but hard work pays!

8. He keeps his ears open so that he can hear what people want or need.

9. He offers his products or services in a new and refreshing way.

10 He keeps his eyes open to see what services might be needed.

11. He understands that advertising is vital.

12. He knows his hard work will reward him in rands and cents.

Write down the definition of an entrepreneur.

Activity 2:

Starting your business

A business starts with an idea.

Are you going to . . .

  1. Buy or sell?
  2. Provide a service?
  3. Produce and market your own product?
  4. Put your skills and talent to work?

Consider these four points carefully. List your ideas.

You have three minutes to work on your own.

Activity 3:

Developing your idea

[lo 4.1.2]

Your idea might be brilliant and smart, but you will need a business plan if you want to get it going. A business plan is like a road map - it shows you where you are going and keeps you on track.

Using your best idea , consider the following FOUR business basics:

What do I intend doing?

How do I intend doing it?

When do I intend doing it?

Why do I think this will succeed?

Imagine you are planning to start the Afribike venture. Draw up a simple business plan by filling in the answers in the table below.

AFRIBIKE
  1. What are we going to do?
2. How/where are we going to get bicycles to sell?
3. When are we going to sell these bicycles?
4. Why is our scheme sure to succeed?

Activity 4:

Planning your own business enterprise

[lo 4.1.3]

Think carefully about the kind of business you intend starting.

ARE YOU GOING TO . . .

1. buy and sell?

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11042/1.1
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