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Monday January 20 to Friday January 24, 2014
  • To review the year by filling out the JA applications for your final project
  • To finalize the Business Plan and Shareholders Report


Monday to Friday - JA applications and Finalization of Business Plan and Shareholders Report

Monday January 13 to Friday January 17, 2014What are we learning today?
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To go through the process of closing down a business
  • To understand and continue to develop team work skills
  • To understand how to properly keep track of your business
  • To run a shareholders meeting and gain knowledge how to close a business

Monday January 13 - Complete all shareholders reportsChecklist -
Tuesday January 14 - Shareholders portion completed and proofread. 1) Run through of shareholders meeting2) Report finalized and printed off for all shareholders and mentors
Wednesday January 15 - 8:30 START TIME
Thursday and Friday Jan 16-17 - JA applications and final company interviews (yes Ms. Rowe is finally getting them done.
Monday January 6 to Friday January 10, 2014Happy New Year!What are we learning this week?
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To go through the process of closing down a business
  • To understand and continue to develop team work skills
  • To understand how to properly keep track of your business

Monday Jan 6
1) Staff Meeting
2) Create a list of jobs to complete by Friday Jan 10
3) Books, Count, Finance, Marketing, HR - How are we going to close our business?


Tuesday Jan 7
1) Staff Meeting
2) Business Plan section completion


Wednesday Jan 8
1) Hopefully Mrs. McKinnon will be in to talk about the JA application process


Thursday Jan 9 and Friday Jan 10 - Resume Building
1) Staff Meeting
2) Complete Business Plan and get agenda ready for our Jan 15 Board Meeting


Monday December 9 to Friday December 20 (yup last day!)
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To follow through and tweak the marketing plan
  • To understand and continue to develop team work skills
  • To be able to share the effective sales techniques and how to deal with your customer


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Monday December 2 to Friday December 6What are we learning this week?
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To follow through and tweak the marketing plan
  • To understand and continue to develop team work skills
  • To be able to share the effective sales techniques and how to deal with your customer


Monday December 2 - Shortened class today.
1) All departments need to do a check in.
2) Staff Marketing blitz


Tuesday December 3 - Staff Meeting Day

Wednesday December 4 - Get all Marketing Kits Ready.

Thursday and Friday - Interview Days


Sales this week -
Thursday to Saturday at AEP - 7 pm to 9 pm (ish) After intermission we will close shop.
Saturday - Shailynn is in Mortlach with her business and The Prairie Potluck
Saturday - Mall Day - Santa is coming so be prepared to tell our story.


Monday November 25 to Friday November 29What are we learning not learning this week?
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To follow through with our marketing plan
  • To understand and continue to develop your team work skills

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Celebrations and reflections from interview night and WG trade showWhat works in when being in the sales position? What language do we need to use when approaching customers?
Set plan for the week
Have knowledge of where our product is? What stores? Numbers of books out?
Personal sales goals
Keep social media sites current
Deposit our income

Thursday November 28 - DAY AT SIAST FOR BUSINESS AND BEYOND

Friday November 29 -
Get ready for trade shows
Follow up with invoices
Follow up with the businesses to see if they need more cookbooks

Monday November 18 to Thursday November 21
What are we learning this week? (or should I write... What are we not learning?)
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To implement the company marketing strategies
  • To understand and evaluate how the Internet can be used to make a company successful


Monday to Thursday - Always check the "To Do" list
1) Monday morning - Team Meeting followed by a VP check in

Below are the things our company needs to do to keep our head above water. All of these are on the "To Do" list in 225.
2) Keeping our Social Media updated daily. Check out Ten Tree on Facebook. It isn't always about us. We can add things our company believes in
3) All business set ups should be DONE by Wednesday.
4) Laugh
5) Financial updates - All invoices should be collected by Thursday Nov 21 because payment for our cookbook is due
6) Wednesday - Meet with Mr. Swanson at 9 am to set up greeting tables for parent teacher interviews
7) Book Inventory Checked regularly to make sure we are keeping track of our product.
8) Enjoy the experience of running your own business
9) Pitch Packages need to be fully done. When putting packages together make sure they are not damaging our product.
10) Pitch script practiced so we are all telling the same story - cheques needs to be made out to Peacock Collegiate Junior Achievement (I think we have a Prairie Potluck cheque that might not be correct for deposit)
11) Smile
12) Follow Richard Branson's Quote above - "Entrepreneurs must come prepared. Don't practice your elevator pitch, practice your anywhere pitch"


Tuesday November 12 to November 15, 2013

What are we learning this week?
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To implement the company marketing strategies
  • To understand and evaluate how the Internet can be used to make a company successful

Tuesday to Friday -
1) Send out last invoices (by end of Tuesday!)
2) Make appointments with businesses to set up displays
3) Pitch Package ready to go!
4) Tracking system for Production and Finances
5) Pre-sales and sell our cookbook!
6) HR - Write a letter to state that Carson is our VP of Finance
7) Thursday - Setting up bank account (Finance) Carson and Rowe



Browns Social House
Entrepreneurs coming to Moose Jaw





Monday November 4 to November 7, 2013
What are we learning this week?
  • To understand the terms feasibility, demand, usefulness
  • To outline a general plan of implementation including a timeline and lists of considerations
  • To consider the human resources that will be involved in a venture
  • To keep evaluating your skills as an entrepreneur
  • To evaluate and choose the best goals for The Prairie Potluck
  • To understand and evaluate the best marketing for The Prairie Potluck

Monday to Friday - We will be spending our week getting the following done
1) Invoices - all need to be out for collection next week. No $$ No book
2) Business Plan - Needs to be ready and finished for Wednesday as Thursday is our board meeting
3) Board Meeting Thursday. START TIME 8:30. BE HERE BY 8:20. DRESS APPROPRIATELY



For Thursday
- Business plan finalized
- mock set up
- Ms. McMurchy's mom will be in on Wednesday to work on website!
- Story
- Timeline


Monday October 28 to November 1, 2013 (yes that says November)
What are we learning this week?


Monday October 28 to Friday November 1
Your job is to now stay on top of your company. What needs to be done this week?
  1. Marketing ideas nailed down and starting to execute what needs to be done to sell our product
  2. Business Plans - Each area needs to be representing. Examples of business plans are available for you to use. PeacTreats
  3. Product VP's - have you received information from the publisher yet? Is everything ok?
  4. Does everyone feel they have a role? Is everything knowing what they need to do?
  5. Everyone must get the below document filled out and signed by their parents. Bring to Ms. McMurchy by Friday!

Monday October 21 to October 25, 2013
What are we learning today? - WOW... what haven't we learned over the past week? Well done Team!
  • To understand the terms feasibility, demand, usefulness
  • To outline a general plan of implementation including a timeline and lists of considerations
  • To consider the human resources that will be involved in a venture
  • To start up The Prairie Potluck with the selection of company positions
  • To get our name and product out there!

Monday to Friday - Run our company
1) Submit our cookbook
2) Company Shares - how is this going to work?
3) Send invoices to get our $75 for each business
4) Begin our business plan
5) Pre-orders



Tuesday October 15 to October 18, 2013
What are we learning today?
  • To understand the terms feasibility, demand, usefulness
  • To outline a general plan of implementation including a timeline and lists of considerations
  • To consider the human resources that will be involved in a venture
  • To start up The Prairie Potluck with the selection of company positions
  • To get our name and product out there!

Driving and Leaving Peacock Agreement as well as Company Member -



Tuesday - Company Position Selection Day
To vote, go to: m.socrative.com Classroom number 47986

Wednesday to Friday -
Things that need to get done (the only things your business advisor can think of this right now but it doesn't mean it is all, just a start)
  1. Publisher Details NAILED DOWN
  2. Recipe spots NAILED DOWN - This would be your cold calls and door knocking
  3. Company Logo NAILED DOWN
  4. The Prairie Potluck layout Done by Monday
  5. Marketing ideas laid out
  6. Budget NAILED DOWN

To get everything done successfully... This is where the flow of the company begins.




Monday October 7 to Friday Oct 11, 2013

What are we learning today?
  • To recognize when situation arise to opportunity
  • To understand the terms feasibility, demand, usefulness,
  • To evaluate ideas that offer opportunity
  • To select the best opportunity based on an evaluation and be able to justify reasons for the decision.
  • To outline a general plan of implementation including a timeline and lists of considerations
  • To consider the human resources that will be involved in a venture

Monday Oct 7Product Picking Day

We need to be PASSIONATE, PURPOSEFUL and PERSISTENT in our decision. Remember just because it could be your product we pick (don’t you like all the “p’s”) doesn’t mean you will become president!

1) Make sure your reflection sheets are handed in.
2) Definition of consensus and majority vote
3) Determine our product by the vote that was decided on. (see step 2)
Check out page 22 in the JA book. We have to consider Product, Price, Place and Promotion when picking our product (loving all the “P” words)
4) Where do we go from here? We need a company!!!! On Thursday you will be doing a speech on what position you want in our company. Even if you don’t want a VP position you have to share what position you want!!!

Tuesday Oct 8 – Picking the name and look at Marketing
1) On Thursday you will be doing a speech on what position you want in our company. Even if you don’t want a VP position you have to share what position you want!!! EVERYONE WILL BE DOING A SPEECH! You will be evaluated by your peers when they vote if they want you in that role. Your teachers will be evaluating you on your presentation. See the rubric for more info.

2) Marketing – What does this term mean? It is our job to do a quick definition so we are all on the same page. Remember people have PhD’s in Marketing. It is hard for us to go greatly in-depth but we need an understanding.
3) Look at the following JA companies who won at the national level.

2013 Jr. Achievment Company of the year - dOts

2013 Individual and Company Awards -


Check them out. Google. Find out what makes them successful. Question... What are you prepared to do for your venture?

3) If there is any left over time… You can work on your presentations.

Wednesday Oct 9 – Krista Hauser from Main Event will be with us to discuss her journey and focus in the start of a business plan. We are also going to discuss

Thursday
1) We need to define each role and responsibility Page 48 and 49. By the end of this discussion you need to declare what position you are going to do your speech for. Miss McMurchy will be taking your names in. Remember you need to provide 1, 2, and 3 choices.
2) Create group Norms - Peac-Treats Business Plan Example
3) Product reflection
4) We are going to explore the JA book about Building our Organization.
5) Where are we going to get our capital from? What is capital any ways?


FridayCompany Formation Day

PRESENTATION DAY!!!! Whoo Hoo Can’t wait! I hope you are ready. Everyone is going to speak today. If you skip… You are still responsible. There is a mark attached.


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Carson Ackerman pitches his and Amanda Bartel's idea to the dragons at Peacock on Wednesday morning. The dragons were (L-R) Jillian Bilawchuk, Joel Pinel, Krista Hauser and Colin Young.

Peacock gets entrepreneurs and students together

No Peacock students were burnt in the dragon’s den.

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“I was very impressed with the ideas,” said Colin Young from Agrocorp. “There was a wide variety. It wasn’t every kid wanting to sell a button.”

He said the students of the entrepreneurship class at Peacock Collegiate could all take their unique ideas and make businesses in their own right.

On Wednesday morning, teacher Tana Rowe had a classroom on the second floor converted into a dragon’s den.

The format followed that of CBC’s popular TV show: aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to four business experts.

Aside from Young, the four other dragons were Krista Hauser from Main Event Bridal Shoppe and Wedding Planning, Joel Pinel from Wow Factor Media and Jillian Bilawchuk from Jillian’s Design Elements.

All four were happy to be a part of encouraging business in a new generation.

“Not everybody has that drive and that ambition,” said Hauser. “So when you see a good idea, you see their brains working and then our brains start working, it’s kind of exciting.”

Bilawchuk said the students and the dragons were feeding off each other. She and Hauser are Peacock alumni. Though Pinel isn’t, he still was appreciative of the opportunity to give back to the community.

“It’s nice to be able to help because we were helped. We love business and we want to see more people start businesses,” Pinel said.

Students pitched ideas as diverse as clay art, phone cases, chalkboards and cookbooks. They only had about a week to prepare.

Grade 12 student Amanda Bartel had been watching the Dragon’s Den and brainstorming for ideas.

“I really like cooking and baking,” Bartel said. “My grandma always put together little cookbooks. So I was thinking, everybody likes their grandma’s food.”

A compilation of gradmothers’ recipes was enough to interest the panel of dragons, especially because of how much research Bartel and her partner, Carson Ackerman, put into potential profits.

Bartel and Ackerman had crunched the numbers and found a cheap way to print the books, and business partnerships would create some cash-on-hand.

They said they weren’t nervous about walking into the dragon’s den.

“It felt really good. I felt it went fairly well. I thought we pitched pretty well,” Ackerman said.

He said all the criticism was constructive and was meant to improve the ideas.

“It was really nice. They were really friendly about it. They didn’t have anything bad to say,” Bartel said.

Austin M. Davis can be reached at 306-691-1258 or follow him on Twitter@theAustinX





Monday Sept 23 to Friday Oct 4
  • To tell the difference between an opportunity and an idea
  • To understand the creative process and problems associated with it
  • To recognize when situations arise to opportunity
  • To generate a list of entrepreneurial opportunities in our community
  • To evaluate ideas that offer opportunity
  • To understand the terms feasibility, demand, usefulness, profitability
  • To select the best opportunity based on an evaluation and be able to justify reasons for the decision


Monday Sept 23 - We are going to begin to uncover our product ideas. You will work individually or in groups of 2. Ms. McMurchy is going to take us through the process of how to arrive at the best product.
Tuesday Sept 24 - Time to work on your product development
Wednesday Sept 25 - Time with Jillian to discuss your ideas
Thursday Sept 26 - Let's find out about Junior Achievement. Mrs. McKinnon is coming in from Regina to talk to us.

Friday Sept 27 - Time to work on your product development, prototype, and pitch
JA Ideas -

What is happening? - Sask Entrepreneur

Monday Sept 30 - You should be finalizing your pitch and product that your are passionate about. Tomorrow you will be practicing your pitches to Mrs. Martens.

Tuesday Oct 1 - Hard to believe it is already October! Wow!
You will be practicing your pitches in the order of tomorrows Dragon's Den

Wednesday Oct 2 - Dragon's Den Pitches. We are STARTING at 8:30 am. Don't be late! You will make an impression on the Dragon's before you even present if you are late. Have everything ready to go and remember breathe you are awesome.

Thursday Oct 3 - We will hear Joel Pinel's story and choose our products that as a team we would like to develop. Wow this is a big day... yes it is.

Friday Oct 4 - Your job today will be checking out the company positions. Which one do you want? Which one are you best suited for? Remember that will be your job for the rest of the semester.
1) Open page 48 of the JA Participant Handbook. Look at the section of Management Team Jobs. Which one speaks to you?
2) Complete the Dragon's Den Reflection -
A little reminder... This with your pitch evaluation is work 50 marks for you... Or as you will see it in your evaluation we are recording it as a percentage.
3) PERSONALITY TESTING.... WHO ARE YOU? Type Focus will help us out.

4) By now... If you thought of a position that you might enjoy for the rest of the semester, write jot notes of why you want that job. Point form in Word. Save to your spot on the network.
That is all for today folks... Have a wonderful weekend and well done this week!
* Thursday will be the day where you will give your speech of what position you want!!!!


Monday Sept 16 to Friday Sept 20
What are we learning today?**
  • To summarize personal entrepreneurial skills
  • To evaluate characteristics of an entrepreneur
  • To begin to discover the world of marketing

How are we learning it?
Monday Sept 16 - You will be provided the day to complete your Lemonade Stand project self evaluation and reflection day.
Tuesday Sept 17 - If you sold lemonade... you get to sleep in. If you didn't sell lemonade, you are to attend class this morning.
Wednesday Sept 18 - Tour of Jillian's!!!! We will be having class at Jillian Design Elements today.
Thursday 19 - We are responsible for a lot this morning
1) Money deposit
2) Signs to bring awareness to Peacock at the BBQ
3) Time to work the BBQ is a little different. We need to be there at 11:30 to 1:30 (or that is my understanding)
4) For all your hard work! NO class tomorrow morning. Remember if you don't help with the hotdog sale... you WILL be in class.
Class is at noon today! We are to meet at Heritage Insurance. Our task to sell hotdogs and hamburgers. We want to have more sales than Central. We need to work as a group to win over the public and outsell CCI!
Friday 20 - Reward day!

Monday Sept 9 to Friday Sept 13, 2013

Welcome to Lemonade Stand week!
You should see your teammate names below. The thing you need to do is go sit with your group!


Group Names - Teams were chosen at random.
Team 1
First Row
Team 2
Second Row
Team 3
Third Row
Carson
Amanda
Matt E
Tyler
Jenessa
Erik
Kyril
Zach R
Robert
Adam
Zach S-L
Brandon
Shailynn
Justice
Walter

Matt Woods

Now that you are sitting in your teams, read the instructions below. Make sure you work quick. Your first deadline is tomorrow morning and you need to be prepared. Miss McMurchy and Ms. Rowe are just here to help you. We can NOT fix things for you. We can NOT figure things out for you. We CAN cheer you on!






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Tuesday Sept 3, 2013
Welcome Entrepreneurship 30! Today we will be going over the course outline, classroom procedures here on the wiki. As you can see, I am not giving you a paper copy of the outline as you can always access it here. The wiki address is the only thing you need to write down. Please remember that this wiki is setup for your use! You can access this on computers, tablets (iPads, etc), smartphones, and iPod touches. Please remember that you can download document from the wiki, as well. There is no excuse for you not knowing what is going on in the class!

We will also talk, briefly, about Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan as you will be part of this program through our class.



Wednesday , September 4 to 6, 2013
Today, we are going to be looking at what it takes to be an Entrepreneur within our society. A few years ago a show called Dragon's Den worked it's way onto TV and became and Entrepreneurs dream! 5 successful CANADIAN entrepreneurs would judge up and coming ventures and see if they would like to invest their own money into a beginning business. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it goes up in flames.

As we watch a number of these episodes there are some guiding questions I want you to think about:
  • How do the presenters handle themselves when it comes to promoting their products to the Dragons?
  • How well do they know their product?
  • What qualities make the presenters good Entrepreneurs?
  • What do you notice about their style of dress when presenting their product?
  • What qualities would hinder them from being successful as an Entrepreneur?
  • How do they respond to the Dragons when questioned about their product?
  • What words did you here but didn't quite understand?

The Road to Riches Episode:
  • Where did the Dragon's come from? What was their childhood look like?
  • What obstacles did they face within their lives?
  • How did they handle those obstacles?
  • What is one word that describes the Dragon as an Successful Entrepreneur? Why did you pick that word?


Dragon's Den - Season 7 Episode 1
Dragon's Den - Ten Tree
Dragon's Den - Awake Chocolate
Dragon's Den - Illusionist