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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.

  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.


1. buy and sell?

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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
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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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