The facilitator should begin this activity by saying:
Donald Faison said: "A lot of people choose the freelance life or they run their own businesses...but being your own boss brings with it a lot of financial responsibilities." Today's activity will help you decide if you might like to run your own business.
The facilitator should ask the following questions:
Facilitator Tip: Prior to beginning this activity, the facilitator may want to go to the local Chamber of Commerce website to generate a list of local small businesses such as a florist shop, auto repair shop, gas station, restaurant or pizzeria.
Next, the facilitator should divide the large group into smaller groups. Each group will have to complete the following tasks. Individual skills should determine how group members complete the tasks:
Each group should be assigned a designated day to make its presentation to the larger group. Individual groups will decide how to best share their information with the larger group.
Facilitator Tip: Decide in advance the time allotment for each presentation.
The facilitator should conclude the activity with the following:
In this segment of "Your Life, Your Money," we heard Tim Bouchard say: "I decided to break off into my own business because I personally love having creative control and a close relationship with the clients - from start to finish." Have you been convinced that becoming a small business owner is something that you might consider? Use facts to defend your opinion.
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