# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Make It Your Business Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Make It Your Business (8112/9 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Exploring Entrepreneurship

  1. Identify characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
  2. Identify basic skills required of entrepreneurs.
  3. Explain the benefits and risks of starting a business.
  4. Compare major types of business ownership.

Conducting a Needs Assessment

  1. Identify customer needs and wants.
  2. Define the steps of market research.
  3. Conduct market research.
  4. Analyze the competitive environment.

Planning for a Product or Service

  1. Select a product or service.
  2. Identify helpful resources, mentors, and professional advisers.

Understanding a Business Plan

  1. Explain the purpose of a business plan.
  2. Describe the components of a business plan.
  3. Present a business plan for a small business.

Preparing a Marketing Strategy

  1. Select a target market.
  2. Determine the price of the product or service.
  3. Select the distribution method(s).
  4. Develop a promotional campaign.

Developing a Financial Plan

  1. Estimate business income and expenses.
  2. Create a budget.
  3. Identify the break-even point.
  4. Set a profit goal.
  5. Identify sources of capital.

Planning Business Operations

  1. Identify the staffing needs of the business.
  2. Develop job descriptions.
  3. Devise a workflow process.
  4. Develop quality-control procedures.

Staffing a Business

  1. Select employees.
  2. Train employees.
  3. Evaluate employees.

Operating and Evaluating a Business

  1. Offer the product or service for sale.
  2. Create a basic income statement and balance sheet.
  3. Allocate profit.
  4. Evaluate all functions of the business.