Class Schedule 2017-18

Lesson Date Activity Time/Notes
Lesson 1
Week 1
10/24/2017 Pizza Party/Class Kick Off
Introductions
YEA! Survey
Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship:
Sam Walton’s Legacy
Business Ideas v. Business Opportunities
Business Ideas: The Beginning!
Cirque du Soleil
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Lesson 2
WEDNESDAY
Week 2
11/1/2017 Cool Business Field Trip
Business Opportunity Evaluation
Business Ideas/Group Formation
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
Lesson 3
SATURDAY
Week 3
11/4/2017 TEDx conference
Idea Generation
POWER ROUNDS©
Proof of Concept Intro
8AM-12:30PM TEDx
12:30PM-3:30PM
Lesson 4
Week 3
11/7/2017 Business Plan Introduction
Business Plan Template
Business Plan Basics:
Executive Summary
Company Summary
Product/Service
Description
Business Ideas/Business Research
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Lesson 5
Week 4
11/14/2017 Businesss Plan Basics:
Market Research
SWOT Analysis
Business Name
Strategy and Implementation:
Product
Price
Place
Promotion
In-Depth Sales & Service Lesson:
Luvs Service
Proof of Concept Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM))
NO CLASS 11/21/2017 Thanksgiving Break
Lesson 6
Week 5
11/28/2017 Food Franchise Field Trip
Creating Your Service Offering/Product- Manufacturing
Business Plan Basics:
Management Summary
Present Business Names
Research CEOs for CEO Roundtable Questions
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
Lesson 7
Week 6
12/5/2017 Business Plan Basics:
Financials
Financing Strategies:
Crowdfunding & More
Finalize Business Ideas/Business Groups
Business Research
Phone Call Intro
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Lesson 8
Week 7
12/12/2017 Marketing & Communications
Design Concepts
Market Research
Partnership Agreements
Intro to the Panel
Business Research
TV Commercial Intro
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
EVENT
THURSDAY
Week 7
12/14/2017 CEO Roundtable Students Arrive: 5PM
Event: 6PM-7:30PM
Lesson 9
Week 8
12/19/2017 Deep Dive into Financials
Wholesale vs. Retail Pricing
Business Plan Development
Finalize Business Name
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Accountant Guest Instructoe
NO CLASS 12/26/2017 Winter Break
NO CLASS 1/2/2018 Winter Break
Lesson 10
Week 9
1/9/2018 Handouts for Walmart Lesson
Advertising Campaigns & Publicity Field Trip
Intro to Presentation Creation for The Investor Panel
Carly’s Candied Cupcakes Instructor Role Play
Personal Style Appointments and Makeover Contest
Appointments for Students Pre-Made for Jan and Feb
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Lesson 11
Week 10
1/16/2018 Legal Services for Small Business
Legal Structures
30 Minute Banking
How to Leverage Your Mentor
Phone Call Practice
Mentor Visit #1
Mentor training prior to this class
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 12
Week 11
1/23/2018 Accounting Principles, Sales Tax, Taxes
Meeting with Buyers
Sales & Service Training
Networking
Mentor Visit #2
Expense Form Permission Slips for Fee based Website Creation Distributed
Crossover Class for Instructor 1 & Instructor 2
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 13
Week 12
1/30/2018 Insurance & Risk Management
Business Plan Drafting/Powerpoint Development
Mentor Visit #3
Designer & Brochure Template
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 14
Week 13
2/6/2018 E-Commerce
Web Concepts
Website Strategy Planning
Web Concept Worksheet
Mentor Visit #4
PowerPoint Development
Expense Form Permission Slips for Fee Based Website Creation Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 5:30PM-7PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 15
Week 14
2/13/2018 Speech Card Development
Mentor Vist #5
Graphic Designer Meeting
Phone Call Practice
Finish final draft of Business Plan
Plans to Business Plan Reviewers
Web Concept Worksheets Due
(user name and login created in advance)
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Graphic Designers
Mentors
NO CLASS 2/20/2018 Winter Break
Lesson 16
Week 15
2/27/2018 Niche Marketing
Mentor Visit #6
Website Creation
Student Introductions & Business Descriptions sent to YEA! Corporate
Preliminary Design Work Review
Plans back from reviewers prior to this class
Final Business Plans, PowerPoints & Speech Cards Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time 6:00PM-7:30PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 17
Week 16
3/6/2018 Elevator Pitch & Contest
Phase 1 of Website Drafts/Edits
Student Edits to Designers
Investor Panel Practice (recorded)
Business Name Registration Paperwork Notarized
Business Name Registration
Volunteer
Lead Mentor
EVENT
THURSDAY
Week 16
3/8/2018 “Mock” Investor Panel Presentation 5PM-8PM
Volunteers
Lesson 18
Week 17
3/13/2018 Phase 2 of Website Drafts/Edits
Final Design Pieces Due
Investor Panel Practice (with feedback included from Mock Panel)
5PM-8PM
Lesson 19
Week 18
3/20/2018 Investor Panel Practice
Press Release Intro
Final Business Plans, PowerPoints, & Speech Cards sent to YEA! Corporate
5PM-8PM
Lesson 20
Week 19
3/27/2018 Personal Style & Presentation Training – Extreme Makeover Field Trip
Marketing Materials
EIN Numbers: Introduction (& Permission Form)
Websites “Go Live”
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
NO CLASS 4/3/2018 Spring Break
Lesson 21
Week 20
4/10/2018 Press Release Final Review
Investor Panel Presentation Practice
5PM-8PM
Lesson 22
THURSDAY
EVENT
Week 20
4/12/2018 Investor Panel Presentations
Saunders Winner Named
Websites live & business cards, brochures done!
Students Arrive: 5PM
Meet & Greet: 6PM
Event: 6:30PM-8PM
Lesson 23
Week 21
4/17/2018 Investor Panel Recap
Running the Business
Continuity Plans/Exit Strategies
Record Keeping
EIN Numbers: Filing
Evaluations/Surveys
Letters to Future YEA! Students
Year in Review
Program Manager to help students send Press Releases to Media
Graduation (6:30 PM)
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